In an increasingly industrialized world, efficient thermal energy management is critical to guarantee safety, operational optimization, and sustainability. Thermal resistance, in particular, is essential in high temperature environments, where materials must withstand extreme conditions without compromising performance. In this context, insulation boards play a crucial role.
This article explores the properties and applications of ceramic fiber insulation boards, highlighting their thermal resistance and management in high temperature applications.
In addition, we take an in-depth look at the features and benefits of these boards, their manufacturing process, and their various industry applications.
What are insulation boards?
Boards, or panels, are created using a vacuum-forming process. This means they are produced from a wet product mix subjected to compression and drying. They are designed with strength in mind to possess rigidity, to withstand strong velocities, high vibrations, erosive forces, and mechanical stresses.
Typically, insulation boards are used for thermal management. Their primary function is to form a barrier that prevents heat transfer to the outside during a controlled process. In other words, they act as thermal insulation to maintain the correct temperature and prevent unwanted heat loss.
In the NUTEC portfolio, you can find the following product gradings: Refractory Ceramic Fibers (RCF), Low Biopersistence Fibers (LBP), and, on some occasions, fibers with high alumina content. Standard measurements (in inches) are 24” x 36”, 24” x 48”, 36” x 48”, and 48” x 48”. Available thicknesses range from 0.5" to 3". In addition to this, boards with custom densities and thicknesses can also be created.