Current Issue: August 2017

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Maintaining Insulation Integrity at Pipe Support Locations in Commercial Buildings

Design engineers have utilized various methods to ensure the integrity of pipe insulation systems at pipe-support locations. The success of these methods depends heavily on the engineer’s foresight and understanding of the variables acting on the support location over the life of the system. In addition to the system requirements, optimal design and specification will

An Overview of the Structure of Insulated Pipe Supports

When people ask me what I do for a living my response is, “Go inside any commercial building or garage and look up.” It may not be glamorous, but it is extremely important. The primary reason for insulated pipe supports is to support the weight of the pipe. The secondary reason is to provide continuous

Looking at Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports

One of the most significant concerns for any plant engineer is how to save energy and operating costs. One way is by utilizing the appropriate pipe support components within the plant’s piping system. Choosing the wrong type of pipe supports can lead to extremely high costs, heat loss, corrosion under insulation (CUI), and a host

Legally Speaking: OSHA and Heat Stress

With summer well underway, don’t be caught ill-prepared for a heat-stress incident and a subsequent visit by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)—establish your heat stress program today. Simply telling your employees that it is a hot day and they should take breaks when needed and to drink as much water as necessary will