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6 Problems With Industrial Insulation

Insulation reduces the rate at which heat flows from hot to cold. In industrial environments, it reduces energy costs, enables more precise process control, and helps keep workers and others close by from harm. If the insulation is defective, it won’t perform these functions to the level required, which can mean unexpected shutdowns and repair […]

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STEP DIAMOND Level Announcement

MultiService is pleased to announce that we’ve just been awarded a DIAMOND Level rating in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP Safety Management System.  This world-class program helps to increase safety rates amongst participating companies—with DIAMOND Level members being 645% safer than the industry average. Rating levels range from DIAMOND (the very highest) to Platinum, […]

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Best Commercial Duct Insulation

Commercial duct insulation lowers energy costs and improves building comfort. Selecting the right type requires understanding R-value requirements, as well as some knowledge of the types of HVAC duct insulation available. Continue reading to learn more about choosing the best commercial HVAC duct insulation for your space.  Why Insulate Commercial Ductwork? Ductwork directs air from […]

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A Guide to Chilled Water Pipe Insulation

Insulation is essential for keeping chilled water at 40 °F. At the same time, it can cause a host of problems, some potentially very expensive. Avoiding these requires an understanding of the problem and the correct selection and installation of chilled water pipe insulation. The Condensation Problem Ambient air holds water in vapor form. The […]

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Renovation Trouble at a Retirement Home

A large upscale retirement community in Short Pump, Virginia, underwent an extensive renovation project in 2021. Halfway through the project, it became clear that there were major issues with the trades coordinating mechanical and insulation work. In November of 2021, contractor Fixture Specialists Inc. (FSI) turned to MultiService to help sort out this mess. Their […]

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Design Considerations for Cryogenic Tank and Pipe Insulation

Heat flow is proportional to the difference in temperature between two points. The bigger the difference, the faster heat moves from hot to cold. That’s why tanks and pipes used in cryogenic systems must be properly insulated. “Proper insulation” means more than just adding foam. The extreme temperatures in cryogenic tanks and pipes demand an […]

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Understanding and Avoiding Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

Pitting on the surface of stainless steel pipes can turn into pin holes that let gasses or fluids escape. That’s expensive and potentially dangerous, yet it’s easily prevented by carrying out insulation maintenance. Insulation maintenance in industrial process plants is about checking for and preventing water ingress. That’s important for avoiding corrosion under insulation (CUI). […]

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How Industrial Insulation Maintenance Saves Money

Plant managers and facility engineers have a lot of responsibility — and a long to-do list. There’s never enough time (or money) to do everything that needs to be done, and anything that’s not urgent gets put off until later. Supervisors have to balance maintenance and repairs against budget constraints, production schedules, equipment upgrades, and […]

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Why It’s Critical to Inspect Your Industrial Insulation

When an expert contractor designs and installs your industrial insulation, it’ll help keep your facility safe and energy-efficient. And although insulation is often out of sight, it shouldn’t be out of mind—at minimum, a yearly inspection is crucial. Insulation deteriorates over time. Without some care, it becomes ineffective, impacting personnel, processes, and the bottom line.  […]

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