There are slight differences between process piping insulation and insulation jackets for piping. When a removable, reusable insulation jacket is used on a pipe, whether that pipe is overhead on a steam main or located 3’ AFF (above finished floor), it is still a removable insulation jacket on a pipe. Read more.
A question that we are commonly asked is, “How long will these insulation jackets last?” That is a good question with several answers! Materials play a huge part in the life cycle of an insulation jacket. Choosing the correct hot and cold side cover is key in getting the optimal lifespan of an insulation jacket. The first thing we need to look at is the location: is it in a chemical plant, power plant, high acidity area, or an isolated area in the middle of nowhere? Read more!
There are instances in which it is appropriate to fit a removable insulation jacket with a heating element such as heat trace or silicone heat pads. The circumstances can vary from the common application to the extremely special application. Regardless, the goal is the same: Keep a fluid or component warm. The most common uses of Heat Trace cable in a removable insulation jacket has to do with freeze protection of piping and valves. However, the fluid within the piping could have a requirement of being at a temperature well above ambient temperature, 140°F or higher. Read more…
Insulating in an airtight or clean room application can be extremely difficult. Good clean room design has the mechanical insulation out of the airtight or clean room environment to avoid the possibility of fibers being introduced into the air. At the sasme time, there can be equipment in the clean room that must be used in a production situation and has an elevated temperature that can cause an employee to get severely burned. Read more.
ThermaXX Jackets was asked for expert insulation advice concerning a barbecue that was placed too close, in the customer’s opinion, to the exterior side of the RV for safe operation of the BBQ. BBQ’s can reach temperatures of 400°F and above, which, when placed too close to a fiberglass surface could cause serious problems. The biggest worry was not fire, although that was a consideration. The main worry was discoloration of the exterior portion of the RV directly behind the BBQ. Additionally the BBQ itself did not come with any kind of a weather cover. Our customer was concerned that if the BBQ was left outside that over time the BBQ components would seriously deteriorate!
New York City has passed legislation in the last ten years, such as LL87, which mandates buildings over 50,000 gross sq. feet undergo periodic energy audit and retro-commissioning measures, as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP). With fines up to $5,000 issued to those who don’t comply, it’s clear that going green is more than just a suggestion in NYC. Insulation upgrades are included in these retro-commissioning measures, and Thermaxx Jackets has you covered! Read more.
Thermal insulation is a great way to minimize energy loss in ducts. Insulating ducts helps the air within stay at the desired temperature. It also prevents the ducts from leaking air. Ducts which leak air can result in greater energy consumption and expensive utility bills. Read more.
A Well Pressure Tank is an extremely important part of a well-pumped water supply system. Water is pumped into the Well Pressure tank. The Well Pressure tank has a diaphragm in it that, when compressed, makes the “pressure” in the water system.Many well pressure tanks are in the basement of a home. Unfortunately , many homes throughout the US do not have a basement. This presents a problem, the well pressure tank must now be in a structure near the well in an exterior “storage closet,” located in the garage or simply out in the open. All locations being subject to cold weather. Read more
Great News! ThermaXX completed a NYPA funded project with results exceeding expectations! Installing thermal blankets throughout the campus will save us thousands of dollars make our ME rooms safer. SUNY New Paltz congratulates ThermaXX on a job well done!
Energy Management Coordinator, New Paltz University
We have been using Thermaxx insulated jackets on our Hydro-Vac trucks for 8 years and have not had any issue with hoses freezing in outside operating temperatures that have reached below -45°F. I would recommend that if anyone is looking for a proven and durable insulated jacket, Thermaxx Jackets will have you covered.
Brandon Buchleiter, Hydro Vac Production Manager, KAISER PREMIER