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Look up at the ceiling over your head, and also think about the roof above it. You are lucky to have that shelter. Of course, you worked hard to afford it, but that point aside — someone else worked really hard to build it. Our point here is that without construction workers and contractors, we would not have homes in which to live. We all value our homes, and of course, we value the other buildings we spend time in, too. Everyone has a different way of showing their appreciation for this work. Our way is to write about construction on this blog. Your way could be reading about construction on this same blog!


Contractors Keep Us Sheltered

An Insulating Product That Increases Safety And Efficiency

by Glenda Perkins

Bare piping that is essential for a water exchange system or plumbing that is located outdoors and that will be exposed to frigid temperatures can cause disruption on a worksite. If you are responsible for constructing commercial buildings or if you are a repair person who handles applications that involve the transfer of liquids, custom insulation blankets may aid you in your work efforts.

For Safety And Efficiency

A steam-operated heat exchanger can become very hot when machinery is running. People who are on the premises may not be aware of the dangers associated with touching this type of equipment with their bare hands.

A custom insulation blanket can be used to add a layer of protection across hot metal, valves, and wiring, that are each part of a piece of machinery. Besides being used as a safety measure, an insulation blanket can be used to ensure that a piece of equipment or a plumbing line continues to work efficiently, even if a machine or plumbing pieces are being utilized in a cold environment. 

May Fit Better Than Other Products

Insulating materials are used in many industries and may increase the lifespan of a material that is essential for a machine's or plumbing system's use. Flat insulating fabrics that are draped over surfaces may leave a gap between an insulator and the material that it is covering. This could result in water freezing inside of a line or condensation building up on the surface of a piece of equipment.

Insulating sleeves work well for narrow items that require a layer of protection but won't necessarily be useful for applications that require insulating large items or ones with irregular shapes. Additionally, a sleeve may require the use of thermal tape. Tape is used to hold the edges of a sleeve together. A custom blanket is fitted and will contain snaps or another type of closure that will stabilize the fabric.

To acquire an insulating material that is a distinct shape and thickness, measurements of the item that requires protection will need to be taken. This includes using a tape measure device and a 3-D imaging scanner. After acquring measurements, a blanket will be designed accordingly. Because this type of product is easy to secure and take off, any person who is employed by you can assist with completing insulation preparations. Blankets should be stored in a dry area when not in use.