Spalling – Signs of Refractory Failure

Refractory systems are complicated, heavy-duty machines and equipment that help make a wide range of products. In addition to containing the fire and protecting wall tubes, refractory chimneys are a vital part of the process, not only allowing out any smoke, steam and other excess heat, but also saving facilities on fuel costs when correctly… Read more »

Clearing the Dust on Dust Collectors

If you own, run or manage an industrial workplace, you probably know about the issues that dust can cause. Having a high level of dust in your environment can be messy and harmful to your health, and can even cause production problems due to product contamination. Luckily, there are dust collection systems that can aid… Read more »

Scientists Develop New Flexible, Super Durable Concrete

Concrete is a very durable material, but it isn’t invincible. After a considerable amount of time or wear and tear, it can crack, creating a problem for you and your business. Thanks to a group of researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, however, these issues may soon be a thing of the past. The… Read more »

Improve Energy Efficiency with Wall and Roof Sheathing

The energy efficiency of buildings is becoming a growing concern for environmental and financial reasons. Not only are business owners increasingly interested in energy efficiency, but government regulations are requiring and rewarding greater efficiency as well. One way to improve energy efficiency is with the right wall and roof sheathing. Wall and roof sheathing serves… Read more »

Four Reasons to Get a Stainless Steel Storage Tank

Storage tanks are used in a variety of industries to store everything from water or crop products to hazardous materials. Installing new or replacement tanks involves a number of decisions about size, location, design and materials. Stainless steel is a common option for storage tanks, and with good reason. Here are four great reasons to… Read more »

Handling Hail: Your Building’s Roof and Summer Storms

Summer hail storms are a common part of life in the summer. Vehicles can be stored in a garage to protect them from hail damage, but buildings are largely at the mercy of the weather. Fortunately, some roof styles handle hail storms better than others, but how well your roof handles hail depends on several… Read more »

Reviewing the Three Common Types of Concrete Foundations

The key to any good construction project is a good foundation, especially when it comes to concrete. However, when it comes to concrete foundations, there are a few different options to consider. Let’s examine the three most commonly used types of foundations with the help of Concrete Network. T-Shape A T-shape foundation is typically used… Read more »

Understanding Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are commonly used in many industrial operations, as well as in automotive, energy and refrigeration applications. Despite the common use of heat exchangers in certain industries or environments, heat exchangers may seem mysterious to some. Let’s take a deeper look at what heat exchangers are and how they work. What Is a Heat… Read more »

Ventilation is Vital During the Summer Months

Summer heat can be stifling, and is especially concerning for those who work in industrial buildings that are not climate controlled. Temperatures inside industrial buildings can reach dangerous levels during summer months, potentially putting employees at risk of heat-related illness or injury. Effective ventilation is vital during the summer months to maintain a safe work… Read more »

Powder Coating as a Metal Finishing Process

Powder coating has become a common treatment for metal finishing. This finishing method offers several distinct advantages when compared with many conventional paint finishes. In powder coating, a dry, free-flowing powder is applied to the metal through a process that doesn’t require the use of a solvent, as is the case with liquid paint finishes…. Read more »