What to Use as a Heat Shield

Heat shields minimize the operating costs of a system by way of intercepting radiated heat that would usually add to the load on the low-temperature section of the system. Heat shields are often considered to be radiation shields which minimize the heat radiating from a warm to a cold surface. In reality, a cold mass […]

Protecting Robotic Equipment in Harsh Operating Environments

Robots play an increasingly significant role in modern industry, often finding application in areas that are unsafe for human workers. This puts them at risk of exposure to corrosion, heat damage, abrasion and other types of exposure-related damage, which can dramatically reduce operational lifetime. THERMOPAK® Robot Covers from Mid-Mountain Materials offer a robust and cost-effective […]

The Importance of Thermal Insulation in Food Processing Plants

Food processing plants leverage numerous thermal processing techniques that operate above and below ambient temperatures. Frying, roasting, and pasteurization are commonplace on production lines, generating temperatures as high as 657°C on non-food contacting surfaces. At the other end of spectrum is the likes of refrigeration, blast chilling, and freezing where temperatures routinely drop as low […]

Using Thermal Insulation in Offshore Wind Farms

Thermal insulation reduces the transfer of thermal energy between objects which have different temperatures or are within range of radiative influences. Heat flow is an inevitable outcome when objects of different temperatures interact. Thermal insulation provides a region in which thermal conduction is reduced or thermal radiation is reflected by the lower-temperature object. Benefits of […]

Hydropower: Why Use Thermal Insulation in Hydroelectric Plants?

Thermal insulation is a means of stopping heat transfer from one object to another. It is usually used to decrease levels of heat transfer via conduction, requiring objects to be in direct contact, and can also be used to prevent heat transfer via radiation. Thermal conductivity of materials determines the rate of heat transfer between […]

Silicone Coating with Catalyst vs Solvent: Which is more Environmentally Friendly?

Commodity fabric coatings like polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) are used in many different applications, but silicone-coated textiles have grown substantially in popularity over the years. Silicone coated fabric is used in a range of industries including aerospace, aluminum, automotive, oil and gas, and even food industry applications. The composition of silicone fabrics largely […]

Insulation Materials for Thermal Solar Collectors

Thermal solar collectors absorb sunlight to collect heat. The term thermal solar collector is often used in reference to a device for heating water, however the term also can be used for large power generating installations or non-water heating devices. Solar thermal collectors are extremely efficient at capturing solar radiation, which is mostly comprised of […]

Methane Emission Control: A Greener Oil & Gas Industry Post COVID-19

Global spending on oil and gas production dropped historically in 2020, by an estimated 10%, with demand for fuel and travel dramatically decreasing across the globe. Although oil prices have begun to slowly increase since November, they are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels for some time. However, investment in renewables and other clean energy […]

Industrial Textiles Manufacturers at Techtextil North America 2022

Techtextil North America is an internationally renowned exhibition for high-performance industrial textile manufacturers around the globe. No other show in the U.S. provides the same level of insight and scope when it comes to the field of technical textiles and nonwoven materials for industrial areas of application. Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. is proud to exhibit at […]

Tapes, Sleeves & Ropes: Specialist Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation materials are designed, first and foremost, to mitigate the transfer of heat from one object to another. This may refer to the heat from a boiler escaping through the chamber walls into the surrounding atmosphere, or the high ambient temperatures of processing lines from impacting the sensitive electronics of robotic construction devices. Specialist […]