Engine insulation provides essential protection for engine components, safeguarding them against excessive heat and exhaust. Insulation blankets can manage, redirect, and disperse this heat, lowering the ambient temperature. Removable insulation blankets also provide easy access to equipment to allow for unhindered maintenance of the engine, exhaust, and other critical components.
Locomotive engines, for example, reach high temperature extremes as they operate, exacerbated by the fact that these components and their exhaust systems are located within a confined space. Engine and exhaust components can incur damage from high heat exposure, and that environment is conducive to potential fires. Also, as equipment areas on trains are generally tight quarters, operators risk serious health concerns ranging from heat exhaustion to severe burns should they inadvertently touch hot components as they work. Firwin insulation blankets can help to lower the ambient temperature in the engine area, as well as protecting personnel.
Firwin has blanket kits for many of the most popular engine makes and models. Some examples of our engine insulation offerings include:
- Caterpillar engine insulation
- Cummins engine insulation
- Daewoo engine insulation
- Daimler Chrysler engine insulation
- Detroit Diesel engine insulation
- Deutz engine insulation
- EMD engine insulation
- Ford engine insulation
- GM engine insulation
- Hercules engine insulation
Industrial operations install silencers on exhaust systems to reduce the sound pollution that engines and related machinery emit while running. These industrial silencers also absorb heat, raising the surface temperature of the equipment and the ambient temperature in the nearby working environment, as well. Using an insulation solution with your silencer promotes optimal performance and operator safety. Insulation blankets help reduce the surface temperature of a silencer, creating a safer working environment to better protect employees from high-heat, high-decibel equipment.
Firwin’s product library contains a vast selection of insulation blanket offerings for silencers, custom-designed to suit popular silencer OEMs such as:
- Stealth Malvern
Exhaust Piping Insulation
Insulation blankets serve as a thermal barrier for exhaust pipes, protecting both employees and heat-sensitive equipment and parts in the surrounding environment from the heat of the pipes. These blankets can also help preserve the exhaust temperatures within the pipes to allow for optimized catalyst function. They can hold up against the expanding and contracting of components like bellows, expansion joints, flex connectors, and exhaust pipes, as well as general vibration.
Firwin can customize products to securely fit around protruding pipes, fixtures, and any other unusual configurations to provide full coverage of custom exhausts and ideal system protection for your unique application.
Removable insulation blankets also assist with holding exhaust temperatures in SCRs, supporting optimal performance in your equipment. Using an insulation blanket helps to ensure the SCR meets the standards for emission requirements and, like other insulation solutions, can help protect employees from dangerous burns when working on the equipment.
Firwin provides a selection of removable insulation blankets that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use with SCRs. The blankets’ rugged outer layer is made up of fiberglass embedded with silicone, which protects SCRs from harsh environments. Removable insulation blankets have a coating that resists UV rays, and they can maintain their integrity in cold temperatures reaching -67º F before experiencing any cracking.
Catalyst Heat Insulation
Catalytic converters and purifiers can benefit from insulation, which contains the heat flow from the housing and enhances performance while holding ideal operating temperatures. In addition to the standard benefit of protection for personnel by reducing the risks of burns to technicians working on or around the machinery, catalyst insulation has the capability to quickly achieve the catalyst’s effective operating temperature.
Industrial Tank Insulation
Industrial tanks have widespread indoor and outdoor storage applications for industries such as HVAC, transportation, food processing, agriculture, mining, and oil and gas. Removable insulation blankets for these tanks not only offer optimal convenience, but they allow you to maintain the desired temperature range within the vessel to safeguard the integrity and stability of its contents. In turn, you’ll save on energy consumption and related costs for better sustainability. These three-layer insulation blankets also serve the tanks themselves, enhancing performance and extending their service life while discouraging mold and mildew. At Firwin, custom options are available.
Firwin provides reliable, safety-enhancing insulation applicable to steam and gas turbines of various sizes and configurations. Our insulation blankets offer an ideal thermal solution for excessive heat in power generation systems to safeguard system parts. Blankets fit even complex configurations, are easy to integrate into existing systems, and make it possible for operators and inspectors to easily gain access to insulation and equipment.
In addition to mitigating temperature- and fire-related damage and injuries, they also make it possible to maintain a comfortable temperature in your space for operators, even keeping overhead sprinklers from going off unnecessarily. At Firwin, we offer removable custom-designed turbine insulation blankets to meet the demands of your specific application, with a wide variety of fastening systems, materials, and design options available.
Industrial removable and reusable insulation blankets allow for easy accessibility in an inspection or general maintenance tasks. They protect against energy loss in steam and process lines, insulating cold and hot piping efficiently compared to permanent insulators.
Firwin provides these convenient insulation products for:
- Expansion joints
- Flexible connections
Firwin insulation blankets are optimal solutions for heavy-duty, on-highway trucks and firetrucks, as well as vehicles and equipment for the agriculture, construction, forestry, and mining sectors. We’ve specifically designed insulation blankets to fit around a range of necessary components for these industries’ machinery, such as manifolds, manifold to turbo piping, turbochargers, and outlet elbows. Examples of vehicles for which we have pre-existing insulation kits include:
- Atlas Copco BTI Case
Custom Insulation Blanket Solutions
Firwin offers customized solutions, creating innovative products to meet diverse heat challenges. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Firwin has an ongoing research and development program so that we can improve upon our current product offerings and deliver insulation solutions tailored to your unique situation. As a practical example, Firwin has begun adopting a Radiant Shield Approach for insulation to shield cables and sensors and protect engine exhaust systems. As most of the heat that engines give off is radiant heat, radiant shield technology can be an effective alternative to insulation blankets in specific, controlled situations.
Additionally, our team has developed special solutions for:
The possibilities are endless with customized insulation solutions from Firwin.
Learn More About Firwin’s Insulation Solutions
Since 1982, family-owned Firwin Corporation has developed into a leading manufacturer of insulation solutions in North America, offering two main product lines of reusable and removable blankets as well as our permanent composite, Hard Coat™. To provide comprehensive answers to your insulation challenges, Firwin also stocks an array of standard high-temperature sleeves and tapes off the shelf.