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How Does Mechanical Insulation Solve Common Problems?

How Does Mechanical Insulation Solve Common Problems? - Westcal Insulation - Mechanical Insulation Calgary

Did you hear what happened at the Calgary zoo? That sounds like the setup for a joke, but in all seriousness, the zookeepers brought the penguins indoors because our city was too bloody cold for even subantarctic birds to be outside. Of course at the beginning of December, we were seeing unheard of highs nearing
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Happy New Year from Westcal Insulation!

Happy New Year from Westcal Insulation! - Westcal Insulation - Industrial Insulation Calgary

New Years is a particularly good time to look back at all the projects we’ve worked on and forward to everything we hope to accomplish in 2018. While it’s easy to look at our business as just doing insulation and firestopping, we like to think of our goals in different terms than that. Make the
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What does Improperly Done Insulation Cost You?

What does Improperly Done Insulation Cost You? - WestCal Insulation - Commercial and Industrial Mechanical Insulation Contractor

It’s no secret that our team at Westcal are huge fans of insulation. For us, insulation just makes sense. It’s affordable and offers a ton of savings. It’s one of the few investments that pays for itself and starts saving you money in just one year. Unfortunately, a lot of people only somewhat recognize the
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Why Insulation is Critical During the Winter

Why Insulation is Critical During the Winter - Westcal Insulation - Mechanical and Industrial Insulation

We don’t need to tell Canadians that winters in the Great White North can get very cold. In fact, 4.5% of all deaths in Canada are related to cold and exposure. What may surprise you is that the majority of these deaths actually took place on fairly mild days when people weren’t wearing enough layers.
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Mineral Wool vs Fibreglass

Mineral Wool vs Fibreglass - Westcal Insulation - Calgary Mechanical Insulation

There seems to be many people who either believe that mineral wool and fibreglass are the same insulation or that they’re similar enough that the differences don’t matter. We’ll admit that we take insulation a tad more seriously than most people, but we think understanding the difference between these two products can help contractors and
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Let’s Talk about Energy East

Let’s Talk about Energy East - WestCal Insulation - Industrial Insulation Calgary

There’s been a lot of toxic talk surrounding Energy East, so we thought we’d try to tackle the subject — and why everyone is mad at each other — in brief. Energy East was a proposed and very controversial 4500 km pipeline that would help move Albertan and Saskatchewan oil from the prairies out to
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Worker Safety & Firestopping

Worker Safety & Firestopping - WestCal Insulation - Firestopping Specialists Calgary

As a company, one of your most important assets is your team of employees. Not only are these the people that keep everything running smoothly and your operation generating money, but they also represent one of your largest investments. Years of training, benefits, and salaries go into your staff, so it’s vital that you keep
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How Does Insulation Work Anyways?

How Does Insulation Work Anyways? - WestCal Insulation - Industrial Insulation Calgary

Anyone who’s ever been burned after grabbing a piece of metal that was warming up for only a moment knows that metal heats up and cools off extremely quickly. Metal has a very low specific heat capacity which means it easily transfers thermal energy. This is a very useful property in some respects — it
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Reducing the Industrial Carbon Footprint With Insulation

Reducing the Industrial Carbon Footprint With Insulation - WestCal Insulation - Mechaincal Insulation Calgary

As America backs out of the Paris Accords, Canada is doubling down on its commitment to be an environmental and climate leader. While this includes small changes at home for Canadians across the country, industry will bear the backbone of change. Fortunately, not all change is bad, and insulation will help you reduce your industrial
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Reducing Downtime With Insulation

Reducing Downtime With Insulation - Westcal Insulation - Mechanical Insulation Calgary

One of the most costly expenses that industry faces is unexpected downtime. Even the scheduled shutdown of a boiler or other machinery costs thousands to millions and more each day. When a problem leads to an unscheduled and unbudgeted incident, matters are far worse. Fortunately, investing in proper insulation can help to reduce or prevent
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