MECHANICAL INSULATION

SmartShield™

Northern Michigan is home to a good number of food processing facilities, most famously for cherries and other fruit. In serving area food processors’ roofing needs, we often noticed insulation failure on rooftop pipes and ductwork. When we spoke with facility managers, they said that they needed to replace their mechanical insulation every 5–7 years.

So we invented SmartShield, an FDA-approved mechanical insulation that lasts longer and works better. It’s a patented covering that blankets the full length of interior and exterior pipes, ducts, and vessels and is welded into an air-tight seal. SmartShield™ mechanical insulation locks out moisture of any kind, including built-up ice, to prevent corrosion and rust, mold contamination.

MECHANICAL INSULATION

SmartShield™

Northern Michigan is home to a good number of food processing facilities, most famously for cherries and other fruit. In serving area food processors’ roofing needs, we often noticed insulation failure on rooftop pipes and ductwork. When we spoke with facility managers, they said that they needed to replace their mechanical insulation every 5–7 years.

So we invented SmartShield, an FDA-approved mechanical insulation that lasts longer and works better. It’s a patented covering that blankets the full length of interior and exterior pipes, ducts, and vessels and is welded into an air-tight seal. SmartShield™ mechanical insulation locks out moisture of any kind, including built-up ice, to prevent corrosion and rust, mold contamination.

Springfield before and after mechanical insulation

PATENTED PROTECT REVOLUTIONARY LIFESPAN

For Pipes, Ducts, and Vessels

We knew there had to be a better way to protect the ducts and pipes that could potentially be the source of food contamination. And we were right. After two years of R&D to create a mechanical insulation product that would protect better and last longer, we started offering SmartShield to food processors in 2008. In 2012, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted us a patent. View the photos on this page to see what SmartShield looks like, both before and after:

FOOD PROCESSORS LOVE IT

…And So Do Their Accountants

SmartShield clients enjoy an almost immediate return on investment through energy savings, less maintenance, and reduced wear and tear on compressors. And the need to replace your mechanical insulation every 5–7 years? Not anymore. SmartShield is a better solution for mechanical insulation and leads the industry in quality and performance

Springfield no contamination with smartshield

PREVENTS CONTAMINATION

Protects the mechanical and thermal integrity of vessels, pipes, and ducts.

Springfield smartshield has no ammonia

PROTECTS AGAINST AMMONIA VAPORIZATION INSIDE PIPES

Prevents internal moisture absorption and degradation of insulation.

Springfield smartshield is energy efficient

GREATLY IMPROVES ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Protects the thermal integrity of your mechanicals.

Springfield smartshield is osha compliant

KEEPS YOU IN COMPLIANCE WITH FDA AND OSHA RULES

Protects the physical integrity of your mechanicals. Withstands expansion and contraction to maintain contamination compliance.

Springfield smart shield withstands heat

REDUCES HEAT TRANSFER INTO PIPES

A completely sealed protective jacket around insulating materials helps maintain the temperature of liquids.

Springfield clean with smart shield and piping

EASY TO CLEAN AND SANITIZE

Feel good about the cleanliness of your operation.

This System Lasts and Lasts

In many cases, the system may never need to be replaced. Enjoy the savings on maintenance and replacement costs over the years.