An Introduction to 1260°C Ceramic Fiber Board for High Temperature Insulation

Aug 17, 2023

Insulating modern industrial equipment and piping from extremely high temperatures requires specialized non-combustible materials. Ceramic fiber board provides an effective solution for applications exceeding 1000°C. In particular, 1260C ceramic fiber board delivers superior thermal insulation along with resistance to heat, flames, and thermal shock. Below we examine the composition, properties, benefits, and typical usage of 1260°C insulation ceramic fiber board.

insulation ceramic fiber board

What is Ceramic Fiber Board?

Ceramic fiber board consists of alumina-silica fibers formed into a lightweight fibrous mass. Also called ceramic fiber blanket or module, this material can insulate surfaces up to 1400°C. The fibers bond using organic binders or inorganic cements into a semi-rigid board. Ceramic fiber board contains about 20% organic content. It comes in a range of densities from 64 to 256 kg/m3. Lower density boards work better in layered systems while higher densities apply to rigid structures.

1260°C Ceramic Fiber Board Overview

Ceramic fiber board rated for a maximum service temperature of 1260°C provides effective insulation for extremely high temperature equipment. With proper installation, 1260°C ceramic fiber board can endure continuous operating temperatures of 1100°C. It maintains integrity and insulating properties in environments reaching peaks of 1260°C. This high grade board contains closely controlled fiber forming and curing procedures. Maintaining sufficient density gives the board enhanced durability and handling capability.

Properties of 1260°C Ceramic Fiber Board

Some of the notable properties of 1260°C grade ceramic fiber board include:

  1. Maximum continuous use temperature of 1100°C
  2. Maximum service temperature of 1260°C
  3. Density range from 128 to 256 kg/m3
  4. Low thermal conductivity from 0.09 to 0.12 W/m-K
  5. High heat reflection up to 95% radiant heat rejection
  6. Resistant to thermal shock and cycling
  7. Excellent insulation up to 5 times of other insulators
  8. Good acoustic insulation and sound absorption
  9. Asbestos-free and non-combustible

Benefits of Using 1260°C Ceramic Fiber Board

There are many benefits to selecting 1260°C insulation ceramic fiber board:

  1. Provides outstanding thermal insulation performance
  2. Can withstand continuous high temperature operation
  3. Rated for peak temperatures up to 1260°C
  4. Offers excellent acoustic damping properties
  5. Resists heat, flames, molten metal, and thermal shock
  6. Maintains insulation properties after exposure to high heat
  7. Asbestos-free, non-toxic and ecologically safe
  8. Flexible and rigid forms available
  9. Customizable shapes, sizes and densities
  10. Cost-effective high temperature insulation

Typical Applications of 1260°C Ceramic Fiber Board

Common applications for 1260°C ceramic fiber board include:

  1. Lining furnaces, ovens, kilns, boilers and heat treatment systems
  2. Fireproofing walls, floors and ceilings
  3. Wrapping exhaust pipes, chimneys, and flues
  4. Providing firewalls and heat shields
  5. Insulating steam and hot fluid pipes
  6. Backing high temperature sensors and hardware
  7. Preventing heat loss in chemical, gas and petrochemical plants
  8. Protecting personnel and equipment from extreme heat

Getting the most out of industrial processes and equipment often requires insulating systems that can withstand very high temperatures. 1260°C grade ceramic fiber board serves as an efficient, versatile solution for continuous 1100°C operation and peak temperatures approaching 1300°C. Engineers and project managers will benefit from assessing where this specialized ceramic fiber board can provide superior insulating performance and safety.