On Feb. 19, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined Ed “Flash” Ferenc on America’s Work Force Radio to discuss mechanical insulation.
Ielmini discussed mechanical insulation and the benefits of proper installation. He said between 10 and 30 percent of companies have improperly installed mechanical insulation or do not have any insulation installed. In such cases where there is no mechanical insulation, the company loses money because of higher system operating costs.
By having properly installed mechanical insulation, a company will receive a return on their insulation investment in anywhere between six months to two years. This return on investment is due to mechanical systems requiring less fuel to operate, which means they perform at optimal efficiency.
Ielmini then discussed the insulators 3E Plus software and how it evaluates mechanical systems. By using 3E Plus, highly trained Insulators can show a company how much of their money and energy is being wasted due to improperly installed or maintained insulation and how much greenhouse gas is being emitted through their systems.
Lastly, he talked about the benefits of being an HFIAW member. The Insulators Union does not just offer men and women jobs, it provides them with a rewarding career where they receive good health and benefits. You can learn more having a successful career in the Insulators Union here.
You can listen to the entire interview here: