High Temperature Insulation
High temperature insulation, often known as ceramic fibre, is a ceramic material made from alumina silicate glass. It is resistant to temperatures above 1000°C and is widely used as a safer insulation substitute for asbestos.
It is regularly used in combination with fire bricks and other high temperature materials. Due to its high production costs, these materials are usually utilised for industrial applications and processes.
The Firebrick and Refractory Company provides customers with a broad range of quality, high temperature insulation products in the form of bricks, blankets, cloth etc.
Properties of High Temperature Insulation Materials
These materials are used in roofs, walls, ovens, kilns plus other structures that need optimal heat retention. In addition to being light weight, strong and flexible, these materials display properties such as:
- High temperature stability
- Low thermal conductivity
- Low heat storage
- Thermal shock resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Mechanical stress resistance
These properties enable lightweight construction of industrial equipment leading to a number of benefits such as ease of transporting and handling, improved safety of equipment handlers and increased efficiency of machinery.