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Energy Savings

Cost Savings of Removable Insulation Blankets

Decreased energy expenses and a reduction in labor costs are associated with valves, flanges, pipes and turbines covered with custom removable insulation blankets and covers following routine maintenance activities. To ensure the equipment is re-insulated properly after a maintenance cycle owners and plant managers should purchase removable insulation blankets for those valves and flanges and other frequently maintained equipment instead of traditional insulation. Due to the cost of energy and labor the investment will quickly contribute to the company’s bottom line.

Refineries, chemical plants and energy plants are the most common customers purchasing removable insulation blankets today. Thermal energy is harnessed and used to operate the facility. Plants understand that insulation blanket or jackets reduce excess heat loss. The expense to have custom replaceable insulation installed literally pays for itself by reducing energy costs to a commercial facility. Its clear customizable removable insulation blankets or jackets save money by reducing heat loss. So now you might be asking yourself if any case studies exist showing the cost savings as a result of installing custom insulation blankets?

Coverflex has partnered with oil refineries and chemical plants all over the world to help them save money by reducing labor and energy costs.


This case study comparing removable blankets versus traditional insulation showed a $69,000 savings in cost after the very first maintenance cycle.


The return on investment (ROI) on purchasing removable insulation blankets is rapid. Often the ROI is realized before the installation of the new removable insulation is complete. Energy efficiencies of 95 percent were achieved on surfaces that were 600degrees when the removable insulation was properly installed in commercial facilities.

Install Removable Insulation on Valves and Fitting

The table below summarizes energy savings due to the use of insulating valve covers for a range of valve sizes and operating temperatures. These values were calculated using a computer program that meets the requirements of ASTM C 680—Heat Loss and Surface Temperature Calculations. Energy savings is defined as the difference in heat loss between the uninsulated valve and the insulated valve operating at the same temperature.

*Based on installation of a 1-inch thick insulating pad on an ANSI 150-pound-class flanged valve with an ambient temperature of 65°F and zero wind speed.

Learn more about the energy saving benefits of Coverflex removable insulation blankets as featured in Gas Technology Magazine.

 

View the video from Southwest Insulation Contractors Association Overview about the energy saving benefits of Coverflex’s insulation.

Energy Tips

Insulate Steam Distribution and Condensate Return Lines.
https://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/industry/insulate.pdf