The Mechanical Insulation Design Guide You Didn’t Even Know Existed
If you design mechanical systems and you haven’t bookmarked the Mechanical Insulation Design Guide, than you should do it now. The format is simple and most of the information is timeless. Here are some of my favorite sections:
Materials and Systems
This section categorizes insulation into five different categories. It goes on to explain the structural and thermal characteristics and provides general insight on the relevant temperature range for each different type of insulating material. There are also links on the page to data sheets. They include many great companies, but I recommend cross-referencing with our manufacturers or fabricators directory. It’s free to be listed in our directory and you may find additional options.
It’s important to understand insulation installation procedures even if you may not be an installer. This information useful for a general understanding, but best practice is always to refer to manufacturer’s installation instructions as their product may differ from others.
Design Data & Calculators
Formulas, charts, and technical information related to mechanical insulation can be found in this page. One popular chart borrowed from ASHRAE defines the emissivity of over 20 types of material. You can also analyze your energy savings, ROI, determine thickness and more with these easy-to-use insulation calculators.
Do you have a new hire with little experience specifying insulation? Maybe, you wish to learn a lot more yourself. These five modules are intended to provide an in-depth look at mechanical insulation. Completing them will help give anyone more confidence in their insulation design.
There is more content added to the internet every day, making it increasingly more difficult to find what we need. Keeping the Mechanical Insulation Design Guide bookmarked along with Insulpedia.com is a great way to save time down the road. Please like and share this article if you found it useful.
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