September 2018

Also in the September 2018 Issue:

Commercial Product Guide

In a special early release, we are sharing the Commercial Product Guide from the October issue. In this helpful guide, manufacturers give details on products that have been used in the commercial insulation industry. Click here to view the Commercial Product Guide   Copyright Statement This article was published in the September 2018 issue of

Mechanical Insulation and the Insulation Industry’s Contributions to the U.S. Economy

Have you ever thought about what impact the insulation industry has on the overall U.S. economy? In comparison to many industries the insulation industry is relatively small, but its impact should not be underestimated. Following is the executive summary from The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2017, which was published in April

Insulation Maintenance: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

In the case of insulation systems, the phrase out of sight, out of mind, often applies. Most commercial insulation work and many industrial insulation systems are hard to access or are hidden in walls, ceiling areas, or spaces that are seldom seen. These rarely seen insulation systems are designed to perform quietly for many years

An Introduction to Removable Covers

Blankets, covers, pads, wraps, even diapers—all these words describe a fully encapsulated insulation system that can be applied, removed, and then applied again without special tools or skills. Removable insulation systems are commonly used on piping components that need to be accessed regularly for maintenance, calibration, or inspection, but still require insulation for personnel protection

Safety Matters: Clearing the Air

Happy National Italian Cheese Month! If you weren’t aware, September is National Italian Cheese Month. September is also recognized as National Preparedness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and National Blueberry Popsicle Month, among others. September also marks Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) refers to a group of respiratory diseases characterized by scarring of the


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