4 Simple Calculator Tools That Prove the ROI of Mechanical Insulation

Posted By Jason Barron / June 3, 2015 / News

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The positive ROI of mechanical insulation is well documented, but it can be hard to see how those projected savings will really impact your own facility. The Mechanical Insulation Design Guide provides a series of simple calculators that help you estimate the cost savings, energy savings, and other factors of your planned mechanical insulation system. By entering a few details about the operations of your facility, you can gain a true understanding of how mechanical insulation will impact your company.

1. Energy Calculator for Horizontal Piping

What It Is:
This calculator uses operating temperature, ambient temperature, and other details about your horizontal piping system to estimate how mechanical insulation will impact your system’s performance. You enter your system specifications and can select a type of insulation material.

How to Use It:
This tool helps estimate the payback period, annual rate of return, and annual reduction in CO2 emissions. Since you can view results with different insulation materials, you can see what kind of effect the materials you’re considering would have on your bottom line and emissions.

Go to the Pipe Calculator >>

2. Mechanical Insulation Financial Calculator

What It Is:
This calculator was designed to estimate your facility’s ROI for a mechanical insulation system, including simple payback, internal rate of return, net present value, and annual cumulative cash flow.

How to Use It:
You can use this calculator to estimate payback for a large-scale insulation project, or a small investment like insulating a valve or replacing a section of insulation.

Go to the Mechanical Insulation Financial Calculator >>

3. Personnel Protection Calculator

What It Is:
If your personnel work with, or around, a piping system that operates at extremely high temperatures, this tool is for you. This calculator shows how effective mechanical insulation is at protecting personnel by calculating the maximum length of time a worker could be exposed to the outer surface of a pipe insulation system based on the potential for contact burn injuries.

How to Use It:
This tool is especially helpful if you’re trying to get buy-in from others in order to push forward an insulation initiative.

Go to the Personnel Protection Calculator >>

4. Condensation Control Calculator

What It Is:
The condensation control calculator estimates the thickness of insulation you would need in order to prevent condensation on the outer surface of a horizontal piping insulation system. After inputting some details about your operating conditions, you can discover the minimum thickness your insulation will need to be.

How to Use It:
If you’re trying to plan a mechanical insulation system and aren’t sure which thickness will bring you the maximum benefits and fewest drawbacks, this is the tool you need.

Go to the Condensation Control Calculator >>

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