Insulation Blanket Applications and Capabilities Overview

Heat Transfer Engineering | Thermodynamics
Thermal Insulation Products
Insulation / Insulating Blankets

Insulation Blankets are manufactured from thermal insulation and fire proofing materials into a flat, tubular and custom shapes of known thickness material which can can easily installed onto a selected surface. When selecting the appropriate material for an insulation application, material galvanic capabilities, temperature range, and installation requirements should be understood. Most engineering insulation materials will be associated with an industry specification for Temperature range, Thermal Conductivity (mW/M ° C), density, and material galvanic capabilities.

Common insulation blanket materials and forms are:

  • Fiberglass pipe insulation - which is molded using a thermoset resins into a desired diameter and length. Fiberglass pipe insulation can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degree F.
  • Fiberglass insulation board and Blankets - are molded using thermoset resins into flat rigid and flexible sheets on known width and length. This shape is commonly used in both acoustic and thermal applications. Common installation are boilers, water heaters, HVAC ducts, wall and roof applications. Fiberglass insulation is available in a wide range of thickness, densities, and can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees F.
  • Styrofoam - Available in board, tubular, and custom molded shapes. Applications are limited to non-hydrocarbon environments. Working temperature -250/+165.
  • Cellular Glass - Has a working temperature of -450/+900, and is available in sheet, tubular, and custom shapes.
  • Ceramics - Can be brittle, is available in sheet and tubular, custom shapes are available. Working temperature +2300 degrees F.
  • Millboard - Generally only available in sheet - working temperature up to 1500 degrees F.
  • Calcium Silicate - Working temperature up to 1200 degrees F.
  • Phenolic Foam - Available in board, tubular, and custom molded shapes. Working temperature 290/+250 degrees F.
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