Verizon Wireless invested millions of dollars to provide expanded network coverage and offer new wireless services to residents and businesses in Southern California. As part of their improvement plan, they installed a fleet of diesel-powered backup generators in the region. Along with the generators, Verizon Wireless installed diesel particulate filters (DPF) in order to comply with California's stringent emissions regulations for reducing smog and air pollution. DPF units trap harmful diesel exhaust particles and must regularly be accessed for cleaning and maintenance to ensure proper performance.
Located on top of a nearby building, one of their generator-DPF installations was emitting excessive heat. Along with being a fire hazard, the high temperatures put maintenance crews in danger of being injured by contact burns from overheated equipment surfaces. Called to the installation site, the team here at Orange County Thermal Industries assessed the situation and developed a solution to solve this problem quickly because of an impending city inspection.
We designed and manufactured the removable thermal insulation blanket highlighted here to protect both the equipment and maintenance workers. By taking the time to make accurate measurements and then leveraging the power of our CAD design software, we manufactured this one-piece thermal insulation blanket to fit precisely. Also, we configured it with elements to facilitate removal when maintenance became due. Constructed to UL 2200 and UL 723 standards, it is very easy for maintenance staff to remove and replace the blanket, which provides the security of knowing that the DPF is always completely covered and protected. Verizon Wireless was very impressed with our fast response and high-quality workmanship.
If you are interested in learning more about our custom thermal insulation design and manufacturing capabilities, or if you would like a quote, contact us today.