Heat resistant materials are designed to protect different elements by resisting burning. Heat-resisting materials can withstand heat and reduce the chances of a disaster to happen. Heat resistant materials are mostly used in home and industries because they can withstand the heat temperature above 670° C or 1200° F and prevent the wires and cables from melting.
Heat resistant materials reduce their properties when temperature increases. Carbon steel is an example of it. If you have ever noticed, the suit worn by firefighters is also made of heat-resistant materials, which is why they can get into a burning building to extinguish the fire and protect lives. There are different types of heat-resisting materials that are very helpful at home and industries which keep people safe from burning of their houses or factories. Let’s take a look at these different heat resistant materials.
1. Heat reflective sleeve
Heat reflective sleeve is highly resistant to heat that comes from a high-temperature heat source. Heat reflective sleeves are mostly used at homes and industries to protect hoses, wires, tubes, and cables from melting by high temperature. These heat reflective sleeves are also used in Go-kart racing as a racer’s arm to protect the racer from burns and keep him in comfort. These halogen-free heat-reflective sleeves are coated with aluminum fabric to reflect radiant heat. These sleeves reflect up to 94% of radiant heat. Heat reflective sleeves are flexible and self-extinguishing. These sleeves have thermal insulation properties as well.
Concrete is used to build buildings and houses. One of the reasons that concrete is used mostly is that it is non-combustible. Concrete has a low thermal conductivity, which is why it can withstand heat, and heat can’t ignite. These properties of concrete make it a heat resistant material. Concrete is even used in fire extinguisher training areas. Concrete is mostly used with bricks in the building of walls and curbs.
3. Heat resistant brick
Heat resistant brick is different from normal red brick because it has a good resistance against high temperature other than normal red brick. It is made by using fire clay. Building your house or factory with these heat resistant bricks can be a good idea because it can withstand the heat temperature of 4000° C/ 7232° F while normal red brick can only withstand 2800° C/5072° F. These bricks are costly but effective as well. It comes in a variety of lengths and width.
4. Heat resistant tape
Heat resistant tape is compatible with the high temperature because these are made from polyimide film and silicone adhesive, which is why it is also known as polyimide tape. Heat resistant tape is used as a wrap on wires and cables which have high-temperature pressure. These tapes are used in automotive work and circuit boards because they can easily withstand the heat temperature up to 1670° C/ 3038° F. These tapes leave no residues. It is just like a normal tape but is heat resistant. You can easily cut it with a razor. These tapes come in different lengths, colors, and width.
5. Fire blanket
A fire blanket is a flexible sheet that is designed to extinguish the starting fire. These fire blankets are used in kitchens, garages, companies, and laboratories. The sheet is made of heat resistant materials, which is why it is thrown on a starting fire to extinguish it. These heat resistant materials cut off the oxygen and don’t let the fire spread. A fire blanket is portable, so you can even take these blankets with you on trips. It comes in different sizes. If you need one at home, you should buy a small one and if you need it in the laborites or industrial areas you should buy a large one.