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Industry Visions

June 04, 2012 06:00 ET

Industrial Insulation Technical Services: Critical Engineering at No Additional Cost for Industrial Plant Operators -- WVSN Reports

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - Guidelines for industrial insulation applications must be provided well before the time of purchase for major industrial projects. Proper insulation selection and cost considerations must be based on just properties and dollars. Exact application engineering is a key ingredient as well. Economics often limit the ability of many plant operators to afford the outside engineering required to make the highly technical recommendations which affect their current bottom line and return on investment for years to come.

The engineering required for major industrial insulation applications is often well outside the core competency of many industrial firms. Steve Oslica, Director of Marketing for Pittsburgh Corning, in a recent interview on WVSN Reports said, "Engineering school curriculum simply does not include the tools necessary for making those calls. When one combines that with the typical industrial insulation costs being within 5% of the overall project scope, it is understandable. But with the scope of many of these projects exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars and that kind of capital on the line, there is little room for mistakes or guesswork. There is a direct relationship between industrial process success and insulation system selection."

When a customer selects cellular glass, it should understand the investment they are making. There is usually an interest in the value of added services included with the purchase. Pittsburgh Corning is the global industry leader in cellular glass technology and performance. Pittsburgh Corning has a long history of going to market through engineering. Each project's journey typically begins with a number of processes provided by the FOAMGLAS® insulation technical services team. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Specification Review and Assistance
  • Energy Analysis Reports (including thickness calculations, time to freeze, etc.)
  • On-Site Energy Surveys
  • Guide Specifications for over 100 applications

When a plant engineering and operations team invests in FOAMGLAS® cellular glass from Pittsburgh Corning, it is not just product they will receive. It is the commitment to long term, sustainable, safe performance and output that they expect from their facilities and the materials included in their design for that success. "Pittsburgh Corning protecting companies and their people worldwide."

WVSN Reports is a national industrial news show highlighting the endeavors of American Industry.

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