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.
About Thermal Ceramics
Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced heat insulation products which are used to help reduce energy consumption in a range of industrial processes, from iron and steel production to power generation, and specialized structural fire protection. Key products include Superwool®, the leading low bio-persistent insulating fiber, insulating firebricks (IFBs) and a range of monolithic materials. The business employs some 3,000 people in more than 50 locations worldwide, with manufacturing sites in 25 countries.
Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc. Morgan Crucible is an advanced materials company that provides technically complex, bespoke solutions to its customers, enabling them to address global trends such as energy demand, healthcare and environmental sustainability. It has a world leading position in its target niche markets within sectors that include power generation, petrochemical, medical, aerospace and defense. Morgan Crucible has operations in more than 50 countries, including a significant and fast growing presence in the dynamic growth economies of the world such as China, India and Brazil. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and it is a member of the FTSE 250 index. Further information is available at www.morgancrucible.com.