Introduction to Industrial Insulation


Designing an insulation system is more nuanced than simply selecting a material that has a maximum use temperature above the operating temperature of your system.

Industrial insulation is used throughout the world in refineries, power generation plants, and manufacturing facilities, among other industrial operations. Like all insulations, industrial insulation is used to control temperature. However, industrial insulation must withstand extreme conditions and harsh environments that are not encountered in everyday commercial or residential applications.

This article describes a few of the many varieties of industrial insulation and discusses some of the factors that you should consider before choosing insulation for a specific application.

Author Bios: 

Kim Melton

Kim Melton is the senior technical writer for the Industrial, HVAC, and Mechanical Insulation businesses for Johns Manville. She has five years of experience in the insulation industry and is responsible for developing and executing the educational content strategy for all three businesses at Johns Manville. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Univ. of New Mexico and has coauthored two eBooks for Johns Manville and written and self-published a novel.Read more

Jack Bittner

Jack Bittner is the senior product manager for all of the industrial insulation materials produced by Johns Manville. He has been involved in the industrial insulation business for more than 35 years and has experience on both the distribution side of the business, as well as the manufacturing side. Throughout his tenure in industry, he has held roles that included sales rep, branch manager, regional territory manager, product manager, marketing manager, and senior product manager. Bittner is the Commercial and Industrial Committee Chairman for the North American Insulation Manufacturers’...Read more

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