Design Considerations for Insulating District Energy Systems

When:  Jun 9, 2021 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)

Sponsored by Owens Corning FOAMGLAS

Alec Cusick, Technical Services Engineer for Owens Corning, will outline the key considerations for District/Campus Energy insulation systems.  Piping and equipment in these scenarios may be direct buried, in trenches, vaults or tunnels. The success of underground systems that carry steam, hot water and chilled water depends highly upon proper insulation system selection, design, and installation.  Insulation systems must be capable of meeting the mechanical and moisture risks of these locations, along with providing long-term insulation efficiency.  Alec will also describe the key characteristics to look for in an insulating material, as well as the importance of proper accessories such as jacketings, coatings, and sealants.  

Alec Cusick
Technical Services Engineer
Owens Corning

Alec Cusick is a Technical Services Engineer for the Industrial FOAMGLAS® business at Owens Corning. Prior to his current role, he was in technical sales for fiberglass and mineral wool mechanical insulation with Owens Corning. He serves on multiple technical committees including ASHRAE and National Insulation Association (NIA). Cusick is an ITC Certified Level 1 Infrared Thermographer and a NIA-Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo (USA).