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Insulation Key in Meeting Diesel Emission Standards

Over the years, we’ve seen engine manufacturers take a turn toward keeping diesel engine emissions down. With new engines being designed with emissions reduction in mind, complete with catalytic filters to treat harmful exhausts, we’ve done our part to help keep engines clean and green. An important part of emissions reduction rides on the maintenance of high exhaust temperatures: to maintain these temperatures and adhere to emission standards, an engine must be properly insulated.

By 2015, all off-highway and stationary diesel engines will be subject to the EPA’s highest Tier 4 level of emission control. Engine and catalyst manufacturers have responded with several approaches. Engine modification aims to reduce emissions where they start, within the engine, through better design and control. After-treatment treats the exhaust after it leaves the engine, with catalytic filers, fuel modifications, and other methods. Often, these approaches are used together to achieve the required emissions reduction.

As a key component in emissions reduction, engine insulation works to maintain high engine exhaust temperatures. Some technologies require a heat exhaust level in excess of 800°F in order to fully function, and to maintain internal heat and maximum burn-off. As a primary insulation provider for a range of diesel engine manufacturers, we’re proud our removable insulation is helping our clients achieve their emission reduction goals. Engine users and catalyst manufacturers alike recommend removable insulation blankets as an important aspect of their emission reduction strategy: Contact Firwin to find out how our insulation can work for you.

Permanent Hard Coat Insulation

Although removable insulation blankets are the perfect solution for many industries and applications, we understand that there are times when a thinner, permanent insulation is more appropriate. Our specially designed Permanent Composite Hard Coat™ provides a unique insulation solution for limited space applications, with the ability to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Often used on elbows, exhaust manifolds, exhaust tubing, and turbochargers, our clients in the aerospace, defense, marine, and mining industries turn to our hard-coat insulation to ensure both safety and performance. Conforming tightly to the part, hard-coat insulation prevents fluids from igniting on hot engine and exhaust parts and protects personnel from burns. And, because of its high-temperature performance, the composite is ideal for engine compartments and components requiring long-term exposure to high temperatures. By lowering ambient temperatures, the composite reduces heat stress for both the application and the operator.

A more durable, longer-lasting choice than removable insulation, our Permanent Composite Hard Coat™ can be installed within three short weeks: Once a part arrives at our plant, we apply insulation and return the component to you as needed. To learn about this product and more, please contact us.

Firwin Expands U.S. Distribution Network

As a custom manufacturer of a variety of insulation products, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with individual insulation solutions. To help us reach a broader client base, we’ve enlisted three new U.S. distributors: The Edward D. Newell Company, Onsite Power Inc., and Renosa.

In business for 48 years, the Edward D. Newell Company is located in Bristol, Wisconsin. As a former Firwin customer since 2006, they recognized the value of adding a Firwin insulation product line: they now represent Firwin in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisonsin. For our clients looking for custom insulation blankets for power generation applications in this region, Edward D. Newell’s unparalleled expertise and customer service is sure to surpass our clients’ expectations. As a family-owned company, they strive to make each customer feel like their only customer: a value mirrored by our own commitment to quality and service.

Specializing in representing suppliers in the onsite power/distributed generation industries in the Rocky Mountains, Onsite Power Inc. distributes our products to clients in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and New Mexico. With a dedication to independent sales representation, Onsite Power successfully navigates the energy products and services markets, and understands the challenges specific to the Rocky Mountain region. With their support, Firwin’s power and engine insulation products are now reaching a wide range of clients throughout the area.

A client of Firwin’s since 2007, Renosa Corp. is located in Dayton, Ohio. After experiencing first-hand the quality of our removable insulation blankets, Renosa decided they would be a natural addition to their product line. Now representing Firwin in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, Renosa’s commitment to representing superior manufacturers of quality products and delivering the best in customer service sets them apart from other power generation industry product distributors.

The Edward D. Newell Company’s contact is Mike Kime: / 262.857. 6871.

Onsite Power’s contact person is Dennis Roundtree: / 303. 690. 8486.

Renosa’s contact person is David Hammond: / 503. 864. 3952.

Firwin Corp. Makes Custom Insulation Products

Firwin Corp is a leading manufacturer of custom insulation products for diesel and gas engines & exhaust systems, and industrial applications. Our 2 main product lines are removable insulation blankets and permanent Hard Coat™ composite insulation. We also stock a wide selection of high temperature tapes and sleeves. We service a diverse range of industries, providing insulation solutions for applications such as diesel and gas powered generating stations, gensets, on-road and off-road vehicles, as well as industrial applications such as process and steam line valves, flanges, and piping.

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