July 2016

Also in the July 2016 Issue:

Below Ambient and Cryogenic Thermal Testing

Thermal insulation systems operating in below-ambient temperature conditions are inherently susceptible to moisture intrusion and vapor drive toward the cold side. The subsequent effects may include condensation, icing, cracking, corrosion, and other problems. To test for thermal performance of a cold insulated pipeline under relevant conditions, we must be able to measure the heat (energy) flow. But, what is energy?

World’s Largest Penguin Playground Opens at Detroit Zoo with Help of Insulation

The world’s largest penguin playground opened recently at the Detroit Zoo. More than 80 penguins of 4 varieties—King, Gentoo, Macaroni, and Rockhopper—are housed there and will stay comfortably cold year round thanks to local Michigan insulation companies and the use of fiber glass, elastomeric, and spray foam insulation.

What’s Holding Back Augmented Reality in Construction

Augmented Reality (AR) is a hot topic—and there is a good reason for that. The technology has the potential to revolutionize all kinds of fields, from employee training to machine maintenance and even the way we build our cities. Yet despite all the neat headsets being released to the market, AR is not a perfect technology. There are still many things that need improvement.

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