The newly constructed Annenberg Building on the campus of USC
features a spirited interior design that provides a
collaborative and creative environment for faculty and
students in the School for Communication and Journalism. At
Orange County Thermal Industries, Inc., we
were invited inside the steam-generation plant of this new
building to address issues associated with extremely high
temperatures emanating from the many valves, flanges, and heat
exchangers housed within the room. With the city inspection
looming on the horizon, our mission was to assess the
situation and quickly provide a solution for reducing the
ambient temperature inside the room and eliminating the risk
of personnel injury from contact with the exposed valves,
flanges, and heat exchangers.
Our production team spent time on-site to document the
configuration and take accurate measurements of the equipment
inside the room. Back at our manufacturing facility, we custom
engineered removable thermal blankets to fit the exact shape
of each element of the piping system. Based on the
specifications and thermal requirements, we manufactured the
blankets from a detailed layering of high-temperature
materials that would withstand the environmental conditions
inside a steam plant.
Featuring a precise fit on each individual piece of equipment,
the removable blankets comply with UL 723 safety standards. We
designed, manufactured and installed the insulation blankets
within seven days. The ambient temperature inside the room
dropped to acceptable levels and the chance of contact burns
from hot surfaces fell to zero.
us today for more information about this project or our
removable thermal insulation blankets and pads. We welcome the
opportunity to provide you with a quote.