What is a Thermal Insulation Barrier?

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Thermal insulation is the process of reducing the transfer of thermal energy between objects, and a thermal barrier is one type of product that can be used to achieve this. This barrier is required in situations where two objects have differing temperatures, and the transfer of heat energy between the two would result in severe consequences to quality and performance.

These barriers can come in a range of fabrics and configurations. Typical fabrics include silica, ceramic and fiberglass, and they can be configured as blankets, mats or papers depending on the requirement.

Thermal Insulation Barrier Applications
The range of applications that thermal insulation barriers serve is vast as they are extremely versatile. The use of these barriers in these areas is often essential in order to provide optimal performance. Below we outline some thermal insulation barrier applications.

Aerospace
Aircraft consist of a huge amount of different parts that all have to work together cohesively in extreme conditions. Just one incorrect component can have drastic effects in the aerospace industry.

Examples of thermal insulation barrier applications in the aerospace industry include components around the jet engine to ensure the heat radiated from it does not transfer into the cockpit and cabin, fire-resistant cargo containers to reduce the risk of any fire spreading in the cargo, and components around the cabin to ensure that it is a comfortable environment for passengers.

Robotics
Robots are often subjected to harsh operating environments and thermal insulation barriers are employed to provide protection against the extremely high temperatures they may encounter.

Typical thermal insulation barriers in the robotics industry include fabric protection covers for the parts of the robot that are subjected to the high temperatures.

Thermal Insulation Barriers from Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc.
Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. are ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturers of a range of specialty materials, including thermal insulation barriers.

Our CERMEX® range of thermal insulation products includes blankets, mats, and pads, which are suitable for a wide range of applications. These products have low thermal conductivity, low heat storage, and are suitable to be used in temperatures ranging from 538oC to 1260oC.

These thermal insulation barriers are widely used in die-cut gaskets, furnace lining seals, pipe insulation and other applications.

Our team is experienced in finding the right solution for your application, whether that be a standard product or a unique offering. If you have any questions about our range of thermal insulation barriers please contact us.

Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of engineered thermal insulation barriers and seals that provide environmental protection, emissions control, and energy conservation.

Our expertise in diverse material technologies and specialized engineering capabilities enables us to engineer and manufacture innovative thermal insulation solutions for a wide range of applications across many industries.

Vertical integration and a strong commitment to research and development provides our customers with cost-effective solutions for applications ranging from seals for gas fireplaces, to airbag fabric for spacecrafts.

We utilize a broad range of materials to ensure our customers get a product specifically suited to their application. Our materials can withstand temperatures ranging from 400ºF • 204ºC to over 5000ºF • 2760ºC (no oxygen present), and include:

  • Silica fabrics and textiles
  • Coated fabrics
  • Fabricated thermal protection seals, blankets and curtains
  • Thermal insulation blankets and papers
  • High performance industrial textiles
  • Refractory cements, coatings and moldables

Since 1976, Mid-Mountain has been servicing the global market in industries such as Aluminum, Aerospace, Automotive, Appliance, Hearth Products, Primary Metals, Petrochemical, Foundries, Power Generation, and many more.

We at Mid-Mountain welcome the opportunity to work with your company, to find better ways to protect your people, your equipment, and our environment. In partnership we can engineer unique, cost effective solutions to your thermal application requirements.