Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces the availability of its BTU-BLOCK Board product line. Part of a family of microporous insulation, BTU-Block materials are designed for use as back up insulation for high temperature applications in Non-Ferrous metals, steel processing, chemical processing, power generation, passive fire protection, as well as commercial appliances and heaters.
BTU-Block insulation provides ultra-low thermal properties throughout the entire temperature range and when used as a part of an insulation lining, reduces energy waste, temperature variability, insulation thickness and cold face temperature.
BTU-Block insulation uses an optimized blend of raw materials to produce an insulation material with a uniquely low thermal conductivity. Unlike traditional fiber or ceramic-based insulation, microporous insulation is based on ultra-fine particles of fumed silica, metal oxides, and reinforcement fibers. These particles and fibers create a structure that limits air convection, heat conduction and radiation transmission.
According to Allen Reisinger, Morgan Thermal Ceramics' product manager for microporous insulation, "In high temperature manufacturing processes, heat loss through the insulation lining represents wasted energy and increased manufacturing costs. Using BTU-Block materials as part of the insulation package will help to retain more energy and lower overall operating costs."
Another important benefit is BTU-Block insulation ability to reduce temperature variation in high temperature manufacturing processes. This is a boon to modern manufacturing processes, which require consistent operations to produce high quality products.
BTU-Block materials are up to four times more efficient than other traditional insulation, so designers can reduce overall insulation lining thickness without sacrificing thermal performance. Such a reduction allows flexibility in the lining design, increases capacity and lowers operational costs. In addition, using BTU-Block materials in an insulation lining helps lower the system's cold face temperature, which will minimize metal fatigue, eliminate hot spots, reduce shell operating temperatures and increase operational safety.