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Interview with Janelle Penny of Buildings Magazine, March, 2012 issue:

How to Choose the Best Insulation


Interview with Christopher Curtland of Buildings Magazine, June, 2012 issue:

Proper Insulation of Chilled Water Pipe Systems




The following links are articles and presentations by Gordon H. Hart 
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A Study of Industrial Refrigeration Insulation, published in the June, 2022 issue of Insulation Outlook magazine (publication of the National Insulation Association).

Design Conditions for CHW Pipe Insulation Systems to Account for Idle Building Syndrome, presented at a Seminar at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, February, 2021.

Development of a Mechanical Insulation Installation Guideline for Refrigeration Applications, presented at, and published in the proceedings of, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration’s (IIAR’s) Virtual Conference, May, 2020.

Hygrothermal Analyses of Four Different Chilled Water Pipe Insulation Systems in a Hot and Humid Climate, ASHRAE Seminar # 10, Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 27, 2017

Presentation Above

Presentation at the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) 2016 Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, March 21, 22, 2016 (presentation above)

Hygrothermal Analyses on Ammonia Refrigeration Pipe Insulation Systems

Recent Developments in Mechanical Insulation Technology​, October 1, 2015

March 22–25, 2015: Case Study – 37th Annual Meeting International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration

Case Study – Economic Justification for Replacing Ice-laden Refrigerant Pipe Thermal Insulation with New Insulation (presentation above)

July 2013 Issue of Insulation Outlook Magazine:

Improvements in Water Vapor Retarder Jacketing for Use Over Mechanical Insulation

June 6, 2013 NACE Meeting "Bring on the Heat", New Orleans, LA: presentation titled:

Program for CUI Prevention at a Refinery

October 2012 Issue of Insulation Outlook Magazine:

Considerations For Insulation Specifications


January 2012 Issue of Insulation Outlook Magazine:

Saving Energy By Insulating Pipe Components On Steam And Hot Water Distribution Systems


Insulation Outlook Magazine: December 2011 Issue:

Keeping Outdoor Pipe Insulation Dry: Some New Ideas


ASHRAE Journal: October 2011 Issue, pages 42-46

Saving Energy by Insulating Pipe Components on Steam and Hot Water Distribution Systems


July 2011 issue of Insulation Outlook Magazine:

October 2010 issue of Chemical Engineering Magazine:

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Industrial Insulation Systems: Material Selection Factors


Previous Insulation Outlook Articles:

  • Insulation Specifications

Considerations for Insulation Specifications, October, 2012, pp. 20 – 21 (will soon be electronically posted).

  • Energy Efficiency

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 Increases Pipe Insulation Thicknesses

  • Energy & Economic payback analyses

Part 1, Selecting Proper Insulation Thickness Helps Increase Energy Efficiency

Part 2, How to Choose Economic Thicknesses of Insulation

  • Removable / reusable blankets

Removable Insulation Blankets Pay for Themselves

  • Prevention of Corrosion Under Insulation

Toolbox for the Prevention of Corrosion Under Insulation

  • Insulation codes & standards

Fire Safety and Thermal Insulation: Sorting out the Details

ASTM C16: Setting The Standards for Insulation

  • Insulation Maintenance

Insulation Maintenance: How to Justify the Money

Insulation Jacketing Must Be Maintained to Assure Mechanical Insulation Performance

  • Market analysis

U.S. Electric Power Generation: What Direction Will It Go?

U.S. Electrical Power Plant Construction: An Uncertain Future

How Many Barrels of Oil Can Mechanical Insulation Save

The Impact of High Natural Gas Prices on the Mechanical Insulation Industry

  • Fire Safety

Fire Safety and Thermal Insulation: Sorting Out the Details

  • Selection of insulation and jacketing materials

Mechanical Insulation Basics: Time for a Review, Part 1

Mechanical Insulation Basics: Time for a Review, Part 2

Insulation Materials - Calcium Silicate Block and Pipe

  • Marine insulation

Ship Configurations: Insulation Design and Applications

  • Insulation systems for high temperature industrial applications

Understanding the Performance of High Temperature Thermal Insulation Materials

(current article - no link available yet)

Insulation Materials - Calcium Silicate Block and Pipe

Pre-Engineered, Pre-Fabricated Panel Insulation systems for Ducts and Equipment:

What you get for Your Money

  • Alternative insulation technologies

Thermal Insulation Coatings

Grounding the Space Shuttle - NASA's Foam Insulation Problem

  • Insulation Installation Issues

Insights for Insulation Installation


  • Contributions to sustainability

Insights for Insulation Installation

  • Green technologies

Recycling Fiberglass Insulation Into Commercial Board Products

A Good Business Move: Recycling Insulation Materials

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