What is a heat-loss survey? Simply put, a heat-loss survey is the first step in Thermaxx’s insulation process, but beneath the surface of the simplicity lies a wealth of useful information. This no-cost energy analysis is the baseline for all Thermaxx insulation projects and provides our customers with a comprehensive insulation opportunity report. These projects include, but are not limited to, insulation for all steam, condensate, and hot and cold-water components and systems. The information on the report is collected by one of our experienced field technicians during an initial site visit and carefully recorded into our field data processing app.
Do you have a Preventative Maintenance Program protecting your capital assets (equipment)? Most employers do, but how does your program protect your most important asset – your employees? How do you prevent injuries and especially how do you prevent burns? Normally we think about protecting steam lines from energy loss, but let’s turn that around and think about the risk of our personnel contacting those steam lines.
When leadership at Thermaxx was asked by a local fire chief if it was possible to manufacture disposable gowns in Thermaxx’s insulation blanket factory, the leadership team quickly responded with, “Yes!” Thermaxx knew that firefighters, EMS, and other medical professionals across Connecticut were quickly running our of protective gear such as disposable gowns, so a non-FDA tested prototype was created using housewrap.
Throughout the country and across the world, the sentiment is catching on and the pleas of the scientists are being heard. In April of 2019, NYC enacted its most stringent effort to date, The Climate Mobilization Act. In the same state, slated for 2021, is the anticipated decommissioning of Indian Point, a major source of electrical power. LL87, LL97, are just a few of the energy related actions taking place in New York right now.
Outdoor mechanical systems create many challenges for the facility managers and engineers tasked with maintaining them. While most HVAC systems are found within a facility, in boiler rooms, mechanical rooms and penthouses, often times that piping is run outdoors on rooftops as well.
Since 1857 St. Mary’s Medical Center has cared for the people of San Francisco. Located across the street from the Golden Gate park, it is the first Catholic Hospital opened by the Sisters of Mercy in San Francisco. It is recognized for its incredible Stroke Center and Heart Attack Care. For over 90 years the tireless efforts of the Sisters and Physicians, serving all, makes St Mary’s the oldest running hospital in San Francisco. Read more.
When you are considering buying insulation blankets for the mechanical components in your building, facility, or campus like boilers, steam traps, steam pipes, etc. you are presented with a wide variety of options and technologies to invest it. The complexity of your choice is only compounded by the many contractors and corporations that compete to design, manufacture, deliver, and/or install the insulation for you. This article is meant to help you in providing some considerations to make before deciding where to buy removable insulation blankets.
The Crosby Building, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, is a low income multi–family building master leased and managed by Episcopal Community Services (ECS). ECS is San Francisco’s largest, most comprehensive provider of services and supportive housing and a leader in San Francisco’s plan to create more supportive housing for homeless individuals and families. Maggie Holmes, in charge of master leased operations for ECS, along with Devon Berry, Energy Efficiency Specialist of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, reached out to Thermaxx and Lovelight Solutions to help make the building more energy efficient.
On December 28, 2009, New York City enacted a new law requiring energy audits and retro-commissioning of many buildings — local law 87. Local law 87 requires many large buildings to “undergo an energy audit every ten years, along with retro-commissioning, to “tune up” the building’s existing systems and ensure efficient operation…”More