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Insulation: A Brief History

POWERTHERM CS CONTRACT SERVICES LTD www.powertherm.co.uk Insulation A brief history Insulation isn't a new concept and has been around for thousands of years. It comes from a basic need to prevent heat loss and keep warm. Here we take a look at some of the different types of historical methods and techniques. Ancient Egypt The Egyptians were some of the first master builders and one of the first civilisations to develop thick stones made of mud to help protect from dessert heat in the day, and help keep temperatures cool, but also provide insulation for when temperatures become cooler at night. Ancient Greece The Greeks were some of the first to explore the use of air gaps in walls to provide insulation. The Romans The Romans were the first to use insulation in piping by coming up with the unusual method of insulating pipes that carried hot water by wrapping them in cork. The Vikings The Vikings used plaster between wooden gaps to stop draughts and cold air entering, and to help insulate their homes. Industrial Revolution Thanks to the rapid rise of steam power there were plenty of pipes that required insulation during the industrial revolution to keep heat contained and protect people from injury. INDUSTRIAL INSULATION IN MODERN TIMES Industrial insulation is commonly used today in various locations and applications, such as insulating boilers, piping and gas and oil installations. The ten most common benefits include: Enhances process performance Increases safety and protection of personnel Extends lifespan of new mechanical equipment Reduction in energy costs Prevents moisture condensation Reduces noise levels Reduces emissions of pollutants Improves appearance Improves fire Protection Maximises return on investment (ROI) Powertherm are a member of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) which demonstrates commitment to the ongoing improvement of the industrial insulation industry and ensures they are up to date on the latest developments. They are fully versed in the latest products and techniques with a focus on quality, reliability and durability. For more details about the services they offer in the industrial insulation industry, please visit www.powertherm.co.uk/services/insulation es POWERTHERM nga. nga. nga. CONTRACT SERVICES LTD ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 45001 HEALTH QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL & SAFETY MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT +44 (0) 114 288 9119 [email protected] www.powertherm.co.uk Francis House, Orgreave Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9NR

Insulation: A Brief History

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In this infographic we take a look at some of the different types of historical methods and techniques that were used for insulation.

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