There are many alternative insulants utilized in mechanical pipe and building envelop applications. The selection of the optimal insulant can appear daunting, but it doesn’t need to be! Dyplast offers that we can demonstrate that Polyisocyanurate is ideal in the vast number of applications from cryogenic to 350°F due to its:
This and subsequent Blogs will address each of these issues, and more. Stay tuned!
But for the first blog in this series, let’s start by asking the question: “If advanced insulation systems are such an obvious solution to major global energy and environmental challenges, why haven’t they already been implemented?” Let’s find out!
Energy has a long and complex value chain from origination through end-user consumption. In addition to minimizing the loss of energy along the chain, issues related to pollutants, emissions, and of course costs are inextricably linked. Each of the multiple chains includes a role for insulation in both hot and cold applications to varying degrees.
This includes the extraction/origination of oil, coal, natural gas, plus energy originating from nuclear power, wind, hydropower, geothermal power, and wave sources. During the origination of energy, it is also important to look at:
This involves waste and emissions during conversion. The energy converts into:
To preserve the consumption of energy:
Dyplast’s products and operations have a positive impact within each chain, yet candidly most on Chain 3, which is energy consumption.
Chains 1 and 2 indeed have become more efficient over the decades, they continue to have energy losses and environmental impacts. Yet it is unlikely that we can expect additional positive improvements in the foreseeable future since:
However, reductions in energy consumption (chain 3) that yield an ROI are still very achievable. The only thing necessary is increased awareness, more disclosure, and honest facts. This is not only an investment since it substantially reduces energy loss in both buildings and industrial processes, but is also an effective means to reduce greenhouse gases resulting from energy by-product.
For more information on energy consumption, please watch for our next blog, Insulation’s Potential Impact on Energy Consumption, which will illustrate how advanced insulation systems can dramatically reduce energy consumption - enabling the permanent shutdown of some of the highest-emitting fossil power plants.
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