Today on the Boiling Point, Ritchie talks with Duffy Dillion about insulation in the boiler room.
Insulation is something that is often looked over but can have real savings once installed. Not only that, it can provide a safety barrier for the employees that need to work in the boiler room.
The biggest reason to consider investing in insulation in the boiler room is the eventual cost savings. Typically in 6 - 8 months those who choose to invest in insulation in boiler rooms see a payback.
Another reason to give insulation in the boiler room consideration is the potential for personnel protection. An employee inadvertently bumping into a hot boiler can cause unintended harm. Typically the front and sides of the boiler is wrapped with the insulation. Not only does it keep employees safer in the workplace but it also aids in the efficiency of the equipment. Accessibility isn't a problem, when insulating a boiler as there is the option for a removable cover to allow for easy access.
Often, companies also opt for wrapping the FTR duct. This process cuts down on the amount of heat that is created by the duct, therefore creating a more comfortable work environment for those working in that area.
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