PLG Insulations were contacted by the client, through Star Refrigeration’s Derby branch, regarding some failed insulation at JD Wetherspoons’ Daventry distribution centre. A PLG Engineer carried out a survey in conjunction with the refrigeration contractor and it was agreed the insulation installed by another contractor required removing and replacing.
Removing insulation from pre-existing pipework is a painfully costly experience for the client, especially when it has only been installed for a short period of time. Incorrectly installed insulation is also a key contributor to energy waste as well as the health and safety hazard created by excessive ice build up.
PLG worked to ensure that the insulation was removed and disposed of in the correct manner, as the correct disposal of fouled materials is an important environmental consideration. Insulation was reinstalled to a high specification, in programme of very tight timescales to ensure minimum disruption to the client as the refrigeration plant needed to be shut down.
PLG’s experience and knowledge in the industry, plus unrivalled attention to quality and detail were key drivers behind the successful delivery of this project. Both the refrigeration contractor and the end user were both highly delighted with the works carried out.
This project was chosen as a case study, not because of high value or impressive size, but because replacing poorly installed insulation is a type of project PLG Insulations often encounter. A high level of attention to detail is required to ensure an industrial insulation system works efficiently and effectively in the long term, and to add value to the client, generating a high return on investment.
PLG Insulations strive to raise the bar for the quality of refrigeration pipe insulation and its importance to the long term integrity of a refrigeration system. This is to ensure clients do not need to spend £20,000 correcting faulty insulation so soon after its installation.
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