Many manufacturing companies across industries depend on ceramic fiber insulation for heat control during processes involving high temperatures. Ceramic fiber is a refractory material with superior heat-resistance properties. It mainly consists of an aluminum silicate material containing fiber derived from various polycrystalline materials and molten glass.
McNeil is pleased to partner with Unifrax to offer Durablanket® LT and Durablanket LT Z to our line of ceramic fiber products. This ceramic insulation enhances performance with unmatched energy savings and reduced carbon emissions. In addition, Durablanket products offer improved handling, safer installation and increased durability for extended performance in the highest temperatures.
Durablanket® Ceramic Wool Features
Unifrax’s proprietary manufacturing process produces a blanket with an increased interlocking fiber index and less shot content, making it easier to handle and install. The high tensile strength makes Durablanket tougher to pull apart, resulting in more resistance to stress under extreme heat. Because Durablanket is more effective than most conventional insulation types, it decreases weight and creates extra space in ovens and furnaces by reducing the amount of insulation needed.
Among the notable characteristics of Durablanket products include:
- High-temperature stability up to 2,450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Low thermal conductivity.
- Thermal shock resistance.
- Good handling strength.
- Low heat storage.
- High tensile strength and resilience.
- Resistance to corrosion and chemical attacks.
- Excellent sound absorption.
Ceramic Fiber Blanket Applications
Durablanket LT and LT Z possess outstanding chemical stability, and they’re resistant to most outside chemicals and solvents. These inorganic blankets retain their strength, flexibility and thermal properties in many working environments. If exposed to water or steam, their physical structure and thermal performance remain unaffected after drying.
Durablanket LT and Durablanket LT Z work well in a wide range of applications, including:
- Furnaces and heating units.
- Furnace door linings and seals.
- Boiler insulations.
- Pipe and duct insulation.
- Chemical process heaters.
- High-temperature seals and gaskets.
- Heat shields.
Advantages of Using Ceramic Fiber Insulation for Your Application
Industry demands are pushing many companies to reduce emissions. By using Durablanket products, businesses can increase thermal efficiency and sustainability while lowering operating costs and increasing their bottom lines.
Some benefits from using these products include:
- Energy savings: The reduced amount of insulation needed for your applications translates to lower energy bills.
- More efficient handling: The higher fiber index, greater interlocking of fibers and reduced shot content allow for easier handling and installation.
- An improved work environment: Enhanced physical properties mean a cleaner workspace and higher employee satisfaction.
Both Durablanket LT and LT Z come in blankets or separate insulation modules. In either format, handling is simple and easy. Installation produces little dust, and with its softer and smoother surface, there’s less likelihood of skin irritation.
Choosing McNeil as Your Trusted Ceramic Fiber Insulation Supplier
At McNeil, we understand the importance of ceramic fiber insulation to your operation. That’s why we believe that Durablanket LT and Durablanket LT Z will help us increase the performance and efficiency of your heat-resistance application. Contact our team online today or call us at (800) 722-5538 to learn how these products can benefit your company.