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Removable Insulation Jackets are used on any component that requires insulation for safety or energy savings and require routine maintenance, periodic inspection, access to the component for any other reason, custom fitting due to being unusually shaped, and additional safety measures. Read more.
Industrial insulation blankets come in all shapes and sizes to fit a wide array of components from pressure reducing valves to steam pipes. The businesses that design, cut, and sew together insulating materials to create insulation blankets are called insulation blanket manufacturers. Thermaxx removable insulation blankets are all designed, measured, cut, and hand-sewn in-house making us the industry leading manufacturer of removable insulation products. Read more.
Valve actuators are a critical component in any heating, cooling or process related system. There are many reasons that actuators go bad or fail. Is the voltage correct? Has a fuse blown? Has the power board failed? Have wires become fused or disconnected? These are the most common reasons that electric actuators fail. While we at Thermaxx cannot control the voltage, we can alleviate many of the other reason’s actuators go bad. How do we do that? We have made available a very simple, yet truly effective way to prevent fuses blowing, wires getting overheated and control board damage. The WeatherMaxx cover solves all these problems! Read more.
Thermaxx was honored to be invited to attend the first “CT Made Day” trade show at the capitol building in Hartford, CT hosted by Representative Caroline Simmons. Rep. Simmons said, “We had amazing turnout with over 40 businesses from 35 towns attending – everything from breweries to small manufacturers to Fortune 500 companies. As Commerce Committee Chairwoman, it is and will always be my goal to ensure that Connecticut businesses have the tools that they need to thrive. Thank you to all the businesses, lawmakers, and guests that helped to make this event such a huge success!” Read more
On April 18, 2019 the New York City Council passed wide-ranging legislation known as the “Climate Mobilization Act” to significantly reduce greenhouse gases emitted from the city’s built environment in the coming years. New York City’s leading source of greenhouse gases is its buildings! The goal of the bill is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings (25,000 sq. ft+) 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. Read more.
Waterproof insulation blankets are removable insulation blankets that are constructed with materials that are meant to withstand moisture, and allow moisture to escape them. The waterproof insulation blankets should also maintain their insulating properties when exposed to moisture. Read more.
In 2015 the National Insulation Association (NIA) published a report titled, “The State of the Industry: 60 Years and Counting” in which the author summarizes how the mechanical insulation industry has adapted, evolved, and grown through its existence. The overall success of the industry has led to an increased number of insulation blanket suppliers, making it difficult to choose the best one. Read more.
Recently, I was surprised to see so many general insulation contractors throwing their hat into the ring while on a mandatory facility walk-through for an insulation jacket project that was being put out to bid by an engineering firm. When the walk-through was completed we were given a valve list and a couple of notes about the bid process, but key pieces of information were left out. Read more.
Removable insulation blankets provide many benefits when installed on a component in a steam system or otherwise. The primary benefit being a reduction in wasted energy, as heat can no longer escape the component and dissipate into space. Removable insulation blankets are a simple and effective way to save energy, and dollars, in your facility whether it’s a university, hospital, multi-family building, or industrial building.
According to Dr. Mahmood Moshfeghian of John M. Campbell, As the natural gases move along the pipe its pressure and temperature change due to the Joule-Thompson effect, frictional loss, elevation change, acceleration, and heat transfer to or from surroundings. Due to pressure and temperature change, liquid and solid (hydrate) may also form in the line which in turn affects the pressure profile. This could prevent the pipeline form operating at its intended or maximum pressure, which could be dangerous and costly. Read more.