Install Removable Insulation on Uninsulated Valves and Fittings
Reusable insulating pads commonly are used in industrial facilities for flanges, valves, expansion joints, heat exchangers, pumps, turbines, tanks and other irregular surfaces. The pads are flexible and vibration resistant and can be used with equipment that is horizontally or vertically mounted or difficult to access. Any high temperature piping or equipment should be insulated to reduce heat loss, reduce emissions and improve safety. As a rule of thumb, any surface over 120oF (49oC) should be insulated for protection of personnel. Insulating pads can be removed easily for periodic inspection or maintenance and replaced as needed. Insulating pads can also contain built-in acoustical barriers for noise control.