5 Common Types of Heat Resistant Materials

  • Simon Archer
  • June 14, 2018
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There are various types of heat resistant materials that can protect people, property, instruments and equipment from high extreme temperatures and fire. Heat resistant materials are used for various applications at home, manufacturing plants and industrial facilities. They are commonly used in power generation, heavy equipment, automotive, aerospace, steel, oil, chemical and marine industries.

There are five common heat materials, listed below:

1. Heat Resistant Tapes

These types of tapes come in various lengths, widths, shapes, thickness and colors. They can even be customized to any size and width. They resist high temperatures of up to 3000° F. High glass fiber tape can cast off molten metal splash instantly. It can also withstand repeated exposures to molten steel, molten aluminum and molten glass. Hoses, cables and pipes are protected from high temperatures with the use of fire resistant tapes. Due to their built-in attributes, these tapes can transform into a protective refractory layer when exposed to flames.

Specific heat resistant tapes are expandable and can wrap around any diameter of a hose or cable. These tapes can be installed without disconnecting hoses or cables. There are tapes fabricated with tensile strength. They do not shrink under high extreme temperatures. Many of these tapes are suited for demanding applications and continuous operating temperatures. Other properties include strong resistance to water, abrasion, moisture and oil.

2. Fire Sleeves

Commonly used in industrial and aerospace applications, fire sleeves work as an insulated sheet to resist high temperatures. They are used to cover hoses, tubes, pipes and cables in a variety of high heat environments. It protects personnel from scorching burns caused by hot hoses and pipes. There are sleeves that can be fabricated into any size or shape.

Specific sleeves can be easily installed for hoses, cables, tubes and pipes. It provides excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, radiant heat, oil, flame and electricity. They are extremely sturdy and tear resistant. Other types of sleeves are designed to shed both ferrous and non-ferrous molten metal splash. They are also impermeable to any liquids including hydrocarbon base liquids.

3. Fire Resistant Blankets

A fire resistant blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish fires. They are constructed with fiberglass and can cast away heavy welding spatter. The blankets are impermeable to moisture, water and hydraulic oils. They can resist flames and erosion. They are designed to be odorless and used for all extreme heat environments. Many are certified for flame and welding protection.

Fire blankets do not absorb the heat, but reflects it by dispelling it through the fabric. These blankets are fabricated to be durable and to cope with demanding abrasion and tensile strength requirements.

 4. High Temperature Sealants

Fire resistant sealants are suited for all types of sealing and gaskets in high temperature environments. They are the perfect solution for very precise and strong sealing requirements. These types of sealants are commonly used in power generation, heavy equipment, automotive, steel, oil, chemical and marine industries.

High temperature sealants are odorless, non-toxic curing agents that seal efficiently and prevent fire and smoke from spreading. They are also a good curing agent due to its low shrinkage and expansion properties. Sealants close the gaps of solid sections of machines that allows for strong resistance to high temperatures. There are sealants that resist weather, moisture and ultraviolet rays.

5. High Temperature Ropes

High temperature rope works well for thermal performance and can resist wear and tear. Many ropes are able to withstand oil, moisture, metal splash or flames. They come in a range of diameters, used in industrial gasketing, packing and sealing applications. They can withstand temperatures up to 3000° F.

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