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3 reasons why you should schedule pipe insulation service before the first frost

By Dave Arnholt | October 17, 2016

Now is the time to call for pipe insulation service - before freezing weather takes its toll! The long-term weather outlook for 2017 predicts frequent snow blasts lasting into the spring for the Northeast. This cold weather may prove to be particularly damaging to tank yards and petrochemical facilities.

1. Be proactive, cold weather limits the ability to respond

Ever discover during the first big snowstorm of the year or the hottest day of the summer that your furnace or air conditioner does not work? How happily did your family react at the time? Was it easy to get a repair crew to your house? If you are nodding your head right now, then you know the value of being proactive.

The first frost of the season increases demands at repair shops and service providers, limiting the ability to respond to repair calls. High demand makes it difficult to accommodate all service requests. With that in mind, we encourage you to proactively schedule service and avoid potential delays.

2. Pipe insulation improves your bottom line

The thermal efficiency of properly insulated piping and equipment benefits you through reduced energy consumption and operating costs. Insulation also helps to maintain accurate product temperature and increases reliability by reducing the risk of condensation and freeze damage.

3. Neglected maintenance can cause serious problems

Maintenance of your pipe insulation systems ensures continued protection of your critical infrastructure. Missing, wet or damaged insulation compromises system efficiency and reliability.

Flood and leak exposure and trapped condensation commonly cause wet pipe insulation. Wet insulation promotes hidden CUI (corrosion under insulation), and increased thermal conductance (the measure of a material's ability to transfer heat over a unit of time). This is often worse than no insulation because it actually facilitates energy draining heat transfer. So in effect, wet pipe insulation is the opposite of thermal insulation.

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BIG can help you with single-source pipe insulation service including expert diagnosis and repair of wet insulation and related piping problems.

We offer the following:

Pipe Insulation Service

Save money by reducing heat loss this winter and protect your pipes from condensation, corrosion and freeze damage.

Insulation Blankets

Great for pipes, valves, instrumentation and equipment requiring easy access for maintenance and inspection.

Infrared Insulation Inspection

Detect and document temperature differences that show wet or missing insulation, moisture damage, and more.

Pipe Insulation Repair

We can fix missing, damaged and wet insulation problems that can compromise the energy efficiency and reliability of your system.

If you're uncertain about the condition of pipe insulation systems at your facility, schedule a lunch and learn with our team today, and we’ll sustain you and your team with lunch and plenty of information on how to meet your needs. Please call us at 856-809-2749 or email. We can visit your site to help identify and fix trouble areas before they result in costly repairs and downtime.

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