Insulation Upgrades are Saving Sikorsky Aircraft $23,500 Per Year

Another Steam System ThermaXX‘d

Payback Period = 5.27 months

March 15, 2012

Pipe Insulation Jackets at Sikorsky

The Project — ThermaXX entered into contract November, 2011 with Abatement Industries Group to provide removable insulation jackets and removable insulation overs in the powerhouse at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT. ThermaXX completed an energy survey and worked with the maintenance department to prepare a scope of work that included replacing missing pipe insulation and installing removable jackets on the components such as steam traps, gate valves, wye strainers, and pressure reducing valves (PRVs). Insulation thickness was designed based on the desired touch (outside insulation) temperature. Insulation thickness varied on the larger and hotter pipes.

Annual savings are estimated to be $23,500. The estimated length of time for cumulative savings to exceed initial cost is a mere 5.27 months.

Sikorsky AircraftAbout Sikorsky Aircraft — Sikorsky Aircraft has operations on five continents, occupying approximately 6 million square feet of building space including about 2.6 million square feet of manufacturing space. Sikorsky commercial and military helicopters are operating today in 40 nations. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 18,000 people and is growing globally.

ThermaXX Role — ThermaXX, LLC provided removable insulation covers for a number of steam components including but not limited to: gate valves, globe valves, steam traps, Condensate Pumps, Butterfly Valves, Heat Exchangers, Pressure Reducing Valves. Work was completed in the later part of 2011.

About Jackets — Standard insulation, installed during construction, is often removed and not replaced on piping components (pressure reducing valves, gate valves, steam traps, unions, etc…) that require routine maintenance. Removable insulation jackets are designed to insulate those components and allow maintenance personnel to quickly remove and replace the insulation to facilitate general maintenance. In addition to keeping the work place safe, insulation jackets also keep the heat where it belongs: in the pipe!

For more information please contact:
Brian Bannon
VP Business Development
ThermaXX LLC
16 Hamilton Street
West Haven CT 06516
203 931 2122
bbannon@thermaxxjackets.com

About Thermaxx Jackets

Thermaxx Jackets was founded over 25 years ago with a single purpose: to save energy when traditional stay-in-place insulation is not practical. Combining expertise in heat loss, wireless monitoring, insulation design, and several other disciplines, we’ve become the #1 provider of removable insulation jackets and covers.
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