6 Heat Resistant Materials for Industrial Applications

  • Bruno Rice
  • July 14, 2017

In some industries, heat resistant materials are necessary to solve high temperature problems. But what are heat resistant materials? They are materials that can protect wires, cables, and other pieces of equipment from the heat generated by certain operations.

Here are 6 examples of heat resistant materials that are being used across different industries.

1. Heat resistant tapes

There are many types of heat resistant tapes on the market. They are meant to be used in situations where normal tape will not work because of high temperature or high pressure. Some heat resistant tapes can even withstand flames and splashes of molten metal.

2. Heat resistant sealants

Heat resistant sealants are designed to seal gaps between different sections of a piece of equipment, or to protect the ends of firesleeves. They resist shrinkage, expansion and cracks, and on top of being able to withstand high temperature, they can also resist to ammonia, acids, and other chemicals.

3. High temperature rope

High temperature rope can make ideal gaskets that can withstand high temperature, flames, molten splashes and oil. High temperature rope is generally made of braided or knitted e-glass, coated in iron oxide red silicone rubber. This type of rope can resist to continuous exposure to up to 500°F.

4. Firesleeves

Firesleeves come in different colors, sizes, and types of coating. They are being used in many industries to protect wires, cables, hoses, and piping from heat, flames and molten splashes. Their role is also to insulate cables, hoses and pipes to help cut energy losses.

5. Fire blankets

Fire blankets are not meant only for industrial use: anyone can purchase them, and you might even have one in your kitchen. Made of heat resistant materials, they are meant to extinguish fires by smothering them. However, fire blankets that are being used in laboratories and industrial environments are much larger than the ones that are being used in people’s homes.

6. Protective hanging curtains

Protective curtains and welding curtains are made of heat or fire resistant fabrics. Materials such as glass fiber and ceramic can be combined to achieve the wanted level of resistance to flames and molten splashes. Heat resistant fabrics can also be used to create removable insulation covers to protect different pieces of equipment, and many other custom products can be designed to meet specific needs in high temperature environments.

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