Microporous Insulation

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Description

Microporous insulation is a very high thermal efficiency material which has a thermal conductivity less than that of still air. The material used consists of fine diameter heat resistant particles, reinforcement fibres, and high temperature radiation blockers. The components are appropriately sized and configured to create a microporous structure, which limits the number and movements of air particles, creating a material of exceptionally low thermal conductivity.

Application

Ideally suited for applications where space and weight are critical factors.

Typical applications include:

  • Appliances
  • Fire protection
  • Ladles
  • High temperature back-up insulation
  • Metal and glass applications

Features and Benefits

  • Minimizing heat loss relates simply to energy saving, or reheating issues. For example, steel ladles containing back-up microporous insulation have substantially less solidified steel remaining in the ladle after the casting process is complete, which would otherwise require reheating.
  • Consistency of operating temperatures may result in a more consistent final product or an easier process to regulate and control.
  • Minimum space requirements for an equivalent temperature drop across the insulation component, microporous material may need as little as 1 /4 the thickness compared to traditional fibrous material (at elevated temperatures).