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Insulation Insights Firwin Corp's Quarterly Newsletter
Fall 2007

Greetings!

In this issue:
  • President's Greeting
  • Landfill Gas Power Generation - Turning Garbage into Green
  • Case Study - City of Waterloo LFG Power Plant
  • Waterloo LFG Power Plant - An Insulation Challenge
  • Firwin FAQ - What fastening systems are available with your insulation blankets?
  • Product News: Non Contact Infrared Thermomters

  • Landfill Gas Power Generation - Turning Garbage into Green
    Green Light Bulb

    What if you could take three of the major concerns of the 21st century
    - greenhouse gases
    - waste disposal
    - sky-rocketing energy prices

    and combine them into an environmentally-friendly source of "green" energy? Sounds like a politician's dream?


    Case Study - City of Waterloo LFG Power Plant
    LFG Plant

    The city of Waterloo, Ontario has been generating electricity from its landfill site since 1999. The power plant, which is owned and operated by Toromont Energy, uses the landfill gas supplied to it to generate electricity, which is then sold to the Ontario power grid.


    Waterloo LFG Power Plant - An Insulation Challenge
    Foil Blankets

    LFG power plants are a very high temperature application. These engines generate a lot of heat, and this heat is constant. "Our plant is running 24/7", says Chris Turner, plant operations supervisor at Toromont Energy.


    Firwin FAQ - What fastening systems are available with your insulation blankets?
    Turbo with spring fasteners

    Firwin's insulation blankets come standard with stainless steel lacing wire fastening. However, we do provide other fastening options upon request ...


    Product News: Non Contact Infrared Thermomters

    At Firwin, we are constantly on the lookout for complimentary products that can assist our customers. We have recently added a line of non- contact infrared thermometers, an essential tool for the monitoring of engine and component temperatures.


    President's Greeting
    Paul Herman photo

    Welcome to the fall issue of Firwin's industry newsletter, Insulation Insights. We continue our Industry Series - focusing on select industries that Firwin services and the unique challenges that they face. In this issue, we look at an industry that is turning "garbage into green" - LandFill Gas Energy!
    As always, feel free to email me directly with any comments or suggestions you may have.

    Paul Herman, President, Firwin Corp

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