Of the many types of thermal insulation, ceramic fiber board such as that offered by Ceramsource is one of the most efficient. These boards are produced through a wet process that combines ceramics and fibers. This type of fiber board is made to withstand temperatures as high as 2600 degrees Fahrenheit, which is close to the melting point of iron.
While resisting such heat, this ceramic fiber boards don’t conduct heat well. This means they can remain cool to the touch even if there's a raging fire behind them. They have an even density and resist both heat shock and chemical attack. These boards also resists shrinkage and rust and return to their original physical properties if they are attacked by water, oil or steam.
How They Are Used
Ceramic fiber boards are used in a variety of ways. Among them are:
• As the lining of fireplaces and chimneys
• As the lining of furnaces
• As wall insulation for high-temperature boilers
• To protect seals and gaskets subject to high temperatures
• As covers for the troughs of molten metals
• In forms for cast iron and other molten materials
• For combustion chambers
Types of Fiber Boards
These fiber boards come in a variety of sizes and grades. The standard grade can be used with temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit; the high-purity grade can be used with temperatures up to 2100 degrees F, and the zirconium grade can be used with temperatures as high as 2462 degrees F. There are also different standard densities, thicknesses, widths and lengths of fiber board.
Besides fiber boards, customers can also choose blankets spun of ceramic fiber, ceramic fiber millboards, ceramic fiber paper and ceramic fiber textiles. These include cloths woven with glass or Inconel inserts. Inconel is a superalloy made largely of austenite nickel and chromium. Different lengths and diameters of ceramic fiber rope are also on offer. Loose ceramic bulk fiber that has already been spun and lubricated is also available.
Ceramic fiber boards for sale by Ceramsource are excellent for protecting a great many structures, including furnaces, fireplaces and walls, from the dangers of heat and chemicals. They come in several sizes that make installation easy and increases their efficiency.