Gimme Some Space – How Much Clearance is Necessary for an Insulation Blanket?

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Insulation Blankets – Thicknesses and Clearances It is important that there is enough room around any component being insulated to allow enough space not only for the insulation blanket, but also for sufficient air space between the insulation blanket and any nearby surfaces. A lack of air space between the outer surface of an insulation […]

Can removable insulation blankets keep pipe contents from freezing ?

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Removable insulation blankets are great at managing heat. Be it by lowering the ambient heat in an engine room, protecting workers from hot surfaces, or shielding pipe contents from cold external temperatures, removable insulation covers are often the solution of choice where heat must be managed, but permanent insulation is not feasible. Gate Valve with […]

Firwin FireBlanket 2000 Can Take the Heat: It’s Proven to Withstand Temperatures as High as 2000-Degrees-Fahrenheit!

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In our last blog post, we reviewed how the Firwin FireBlanket 2000 protects industrial safety valves and actuators. We explained how a removable insulation blanket designed to protect safety valves is different from the standard insulation blankets you’ll find in industrial settings. In this blog post, we’ll talk more about the design of this type […]

A Fire Blanket Designed to Protect Industrial Safety Valves is Definitely Worth the Investment

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You’ve probably heard about fire blankets that are designed to protect people in their homes or in their workplaces. These types of fire blankets are commonly used to extinguish and smother fires or as portable safety devices to wrap around people as they run for safety. But, have you heard about fire blankets that are […]

Standard vs. “Donut” Flange Covers: The Differences and the Advantages

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You may be aware that it’s important to have a covering for flanges—and it’s especially important that this covering be high quality and durable. But did you know that there’s more than one kind of flange cover? In fact, we at Firwin offer two basic flange cover options: our standard cover, and our “donut” cover. […]

Stopping Noise Pollution with Firwin

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Often times when we think of noise pollution, a loud car stereo or perhaps a dog barking might come to mind. However, in the industrial world, noise or sound is not just a nuisance, it can actually be dangerous. According to the NIDCD, noise-related deafness is a 100% preventable disorder. Using earplugs certainly helps, but […]

Increasing Engine Efficiency with Insulation Blankets

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Many of today’s modern engines have two chargers that help to improve engine efficiency, and for which insulation blankets have an important role to play—turbochargers and charge-air coolers. To understand how insulation can help you get the best performance from your engine, you first need to know how turbochargers work. The function of a turbocharger […]

Visit our new site!

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In case you haven’t noticed already, Firwin has a newly designed website for customers in the petrochemical, chemical, and oil & gas industries. The new site, www.firwinthermowrap.com, sports an updated look and feel, while keeping the navigation and content similar to our main site. In redesigning this online platform of our capabilities, products, and applications, […]

Stop the Deep Freeze with Firwin

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Wintertime, especially north of the border, means one thing: cold weather. Every year at this time, many of our industrial customers want to know if Firwin offers an insulation product that can keep piping and components from freezing. If you’ve ever owned a house, you know that frozen pipes can lead to disaster; now, just […]

What to do about a square peg in a round hole?

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Odd shapes and sizes are always something that design engineers encounter when creating everything from pipe fittings to fasteners. With insulation blankets, varying geometries and protrusions from engine and exhaust components and process piping are regularly encountered in the design phase.  At this point, when the surface to be covered isn’t smooth, how does that […]