September 2023

Also in the September 2023 Issue:

Products for Industrial Insulation Systems and to Mitigate Corrosion Under Insulation

NIA invited our Manufacturer/Distributor members to share their insights on products for industrial insulation systems and mitigating corrosion under insulation (CUI). This special section presents responses received from (in alphabetical order): Aeroflex USA, Armacell, Aspen Aerogels, Johns Manville, Rockwool, and Specialty Products and Insulation (SPI).

Aeroflex USA- Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

Aeroflex USA Contact: One of the most common and costly threats to industrial piping systems is a phenomenon known as CUI. Corrosion is essentially the deterioration of metals (e.g., cast-iron pipe) due to a reaction with their environment. According to the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), corrosion is one of the

Armacell- A System-Based Approach to Assess Insulation for Mitigation of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

Armacell CUI continues to be a major issue for process industries in oil, gas, chemical, and power-generation sectors. It is estimated that up to 10% of annual maintenance costs in these industries are caused by CUI1. Several cases of CUI may put safety of personnel, operation process, environment, and reputation at risk. The design

Aspen Aerogels

Aspen Aerogels Pyrogel® and Cryogel® flexible blanket insulation solutions have transformed the way refining, petrochemical, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities think about insulation. These insulation solutions deliver exceptional thermal performance to both optimize process yields and protect critical process assets. The patented hydrophobic design drastically minimizes water uptake to maximize defense against the

Johns Manville- Industrial Insulation vs. Water

Johns Manville Industrial insulation systems, typically meant to last 20 years or longer, can be very difficult to maintain while simultaneously ensuring quality service. Part of the maintenance process regarding insulation systems is focused on the prevention and treatment of corrosion under insulation (CUI). CUI is any corrosion that occurs due to moisture buildup

ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation- Fire and Water

ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation Stone (mineral) wool insulation can make a difference for both safety and performance in high-temperature piping and equipment. Superior solutions work as a physical barrier between the threats posing a risk to facility infrastructure. Water Recent advancements have greatly improved stone wool insulation in terms of safety, reliability, and economics—by impeding

SPI- Compartmentalization as an Effective Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Mitigation Method in Insulation Systems

SPI Experts agree that designing an insulation system for proper moisture management is an effective tactic in the fight against CUI. For several years, “compartmentalization” has been adopted as a best practice in CUI mitigation when designing above-grade industrial piping systems. Several industrial asset owners have employed this strategy, which involves installing materials that

OSHA and Other Federal News

Read about recent OSHA, Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and U.S. Supreme Court developments with potential ramifications for NIA members. SIDEBAR: DOL Announces Proposed Changes to Clarify Regulations on Authorized Employee Representation during Workplace Inspections

DOL Releases New Rule to Boost Pay Rates for Construction Workers

The prevailing wage standard for construction workers rose August 8th under the Davis-Bacon Act. SIDEBAR: AIA Releases Compensation and Benefits Trends in 2023

OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) Directed to Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations

A new NEP directed toward warehousing and distribution center operations provides new policies and procedures for inspections of such facilities.

OSHA Announces Final Rule Requiring Electronic Submissions for Employers in Certain High-Hazard Industries

Effective January 1, 2024, certain employers in designated high-hazard industries will be required to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA. SIDEBAR: Construction Industry: Focusing on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $90 Million to Support Resilient and Efficient Building Energy Codes

New federal funding is aimed at helping state and local governments adopt and implement modern construction standards to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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