West Haven, CT (PRWEB) September 23, 2009
Pike Falls Corporation, owner of Thermaxx(™) Removable Insulation Covers has been awarded a $1 million GSA/FAS contract for providing removable insulation covers to federal agencies. The insulation jackets are specially designed with adjustable Velcro straps to be removable and reusable. They address three problems that occur in high temperature buildings: uninsulated pipes, environmental waste and unnecessary cost.
Under the new GSA/FAS contract, federal agencies will be able to easily purchase the reusable jackets to reduce all three problems: the danger and discomfort of working near uninsulated pipes, as well as the environmental waste and unnecessary costs that traditional insulation causes.
Many pipes have bends, traps, gauges and other customizations. Often, those custom pipes are fitted with traditional fiberglass insulation, which works well until the maintenance professionals strip off that insulation to inspect, remove or repair valves. Typically, the conventional insulation remains on the floor and the valve or steam trap never gets re-insulated. As a result, in some cases, mechanical room temperatures have reached in excess of 120 degrees. The uninsulated pipes are extremely dangerous.
The heat goes into the air and money is wasted on unnecessary energy loss. Alternatively, the agency or building owner might refit the pipe with new traditional insulation, incurring the insulation cost again and putting more fiberglass into the environment.
Removable insulation covers allow for routine inspection and maintenance without sacrificing the proper insulation that leads to a safe work environment and energy savings.
The Pike Falls Corporation GSA Contract Number is GS-07F-0531V, effective September 15, 2009 through September 14, 2014. Read more about reducing energy costs on the Thermaxx Removable Insulation website.