Why Use Removable Insulation Covers on Piping and Equipment
Insulation covers also called insulation blankets are an important part of the efficiency and safety of the pipeline network of your facilities. Whether they are supplying lubricant, water or other liquids for the efficient operation of your equipment or machinery, pipe and equipment insulation covering is a required maintenance practice, especially if you want them to work for a very long time. In addition to maintaining piping and equipment, removable insulation covers also offer the following benefits.
• Protects Piping & Equipment from Damage
You can use insulation covers to protect the expensive equipments in your facilities by shielding it against accidental damage. When such equipments areprotected using removable insulation covers, you are also extending the life of your equipment and machinery. Equipment and pipes with insulation covers are known to last longer than those without insulation covers.
• Enable Periodic Inspections
Insulation covers allow you to easily carry out periodic maintenance and inspections on piping and equipment, to identify and fix any problems or inefficiencies. It also allows you to not just run but also maintain cost-efficient operations on your facilities.
• Improve Workplace Safety
When removable insulation covers are in place, it can prevent certain occupational accidents, especially when workers come in direct contact with high-temperature pipes and equipment. Insulation covers, therefore, help to provide workers safety from extreme temperatures. Facilities without insulation covers on high-temperature pipes and equipment can be a health & safety hazard to workers.
• Marine Application
Insulation covers are also used in certain marine applications. For instance, in ships and boats, insulation covers serve as marine exhaust lagging that can be used to control high temperature and heat, as well asdampen the sounds that emanate from the engines. The insulation covers are made with an outer-lining of silicone impregnated woven fiberglass cloth which is durable and resistant to water and oil.