Mechanical insulation is a term we hear often that is interchangeable with mechanical room insulation, boiler room insulation and chilled water system insulation. Mechanical insulation is simply insulating the components that make up the heating, cooling and domestic water systems in a building or industrial plant. Mechanical insulation is derived of many components: manual valves, actuated valves or control valves, heat exchangers (both shell & tube and plate & frame), pumps, chillers, and a myriad of other types of components that make up the building’s “mechanical systems.” Read more.
According to Go Green Brooklyn’s Fai Walker, a class of 6th graders from Brooklyn’s MS 126 took a field trip to their school’s boiler room at the beginning of the winter season when heating costs and green house gas emissions rise. That’s exactly what these students were learning about when they observed the installation of a removable Thermaxx Jacket on their school’s boiler. Read more.
American University is a leader in the education sector, both in Washington, DC and worldwide. In 2011, AU was awarded the Gold rating (the highest) by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). They are also #2 on The Sierra Club’s list of “Top 10 Greenest Colleges.” So, it was an easy choice for them to partner with ThermaXX and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to improve energy efficiency even further on campus. Read more.
The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City’s third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. Brooklyn museum is part of a citywide push to become more energy efficient by 2025. The museum has partnered up with National Grid taking advantage of their energy efficiency program & offsetting the cost of the sustainable upgrades.
As LNG becomes a more frequently used energy resource, the need for properly maintained cryogenic systems is becoming an essential part of the LNG manufacturing and distribution process. Cryogenic mechanical systems consume large quantities of energy to cool LNG to extremely low temperatures. With LNG demand at an all-time high, conserving energy by properly insulating the system becomes crucial.
Unfortunately, all cryogenic valves require servicing and are traditionally left uninsulated, losing both energy and LNG as a result. In the past, these losses were accepted as part of the process, but with focus shifting to sustainability, these types of oversights are causing facility managers to search for a solution. An LNG plant operator recently found himself in this exact situation. It occurred to him that removable, cryogenic, insulation jackets could offer exactly what he needed.
A large school district in the San Antonio, Texas area had a major problem with their actuator “weather protection” covers. The covers were severely affected by UV rays and quickly deteriorated to a point that rain was able to get inside the actuator and cause major shutdown problems. The school district relies on Amcon Controls of San Antonio for their valves and actuators. Upon hearing of the problem, Amcon Controls President Bob Barnebey contacted Thermaxx to help find a solution… 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