3 Reasons Why Proper Insulation Is Important In A Factory Setting

6 May 2016
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Proper insulation within your factory is critical. If you are building a new factory or are looking to make improvements to your existing industrial building, investing in higher-quality, ample insulation is a great place to start. These are a few reasons why.

1. Improve Air Quality

First of all, as you probably already know, indoor air quality is very important for your employees. With proper insulation, you can help prevent manufacturing dust and other debris from making its way from one part of the factory to another. Plus, proper insulation can help keep the building at a more comfortable temperature during the winter and summer months, when your factory can probably get extremely cold or hot. This can help make the work environment safer and more comfortable for your employees.

2. Lower Operating Costs 

If your equipment gets too hot, such as if the building is not properly insulated during the summer, you have to worry about it not operating as efficiently as it should. For example, the cooling fans on your equipment might have to run constantly. All of these things can drive up the costs of gas or electricity in your factory. If you have noticed higher electric or gas costs during the summer months, improper insulation -- which can obviously lead to issues with keeping the building cool but can also cause your equipment to have to work harder -- could be the cause.

3. Prevent Damage to Machinery

Along with lowering your operating costs by reducing how hard your equipment has to work in order to stay cool, proper insulation in your factory setting can also help prevent damage to machinery. When fans have to work extra hard to keep equipment cool in a building that is not well-insulated, it can cause various moving parts in the machinery to wear out quickly. This can cause the need for expensive repairs and replacements of parts and equipment. By properly insulating your factory, you can help prevent your equipment from having to work so hard, which can help reduce wear and tear on your equipment. Over time, this can help pay for the insulation.

As you can see, there are many reasons to look into insulating your factory better, or to focus on finding and buying the right insulation if you are building a new factory. Luckily, a company like Dewar Western Inc that specializes in providing insulation for industrial buildings can help you choose the right type and amount of insulation for your building.