Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces that it will be showcasing its FireMaster® FastWrap XL material for HVAC and grease ducts, along with its Superwool® Plus material for chimney and boiler flues at the AHR Expo 2011 (Booth #N5724) to be held January 31, 2011 through February 2, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, NV.
Superwool Plus is 10-20 percent more energy efficient than traditional Refractory Ceramic Fiber (RCF) and any other Alkaline Earth Silicate (AES) insulations. Superwool Plus enables users to increase manufacturing process efficiencies and make significant cost savings associated with energy usage.
A breakthrough in the company’s advanced manufacturing control has allowed the product to be engineered to maximize the fiber content and as a result, it has significantly lower thermal conductivity and enhanced energy saving properties with much improved handleability.
Superwool Plus is a low biopersistent fiber with no workplace environmental control concerns. It meets the criteria for exoneration from classification and labeling regulation in Europe under Nota Q of Directive 67/548/EEC.
Also to be showcased at the Morgan Thermal Ceramics booth is the company’s FireMaster FastWrap XL, which is a flexible blanket composed of high temperature fibers classified for applications to 2192 °F (1200 °C) and fully encapsulated in durable glass fiber reinforced foil facing for easy handling and installation. FastWrap XL is UL Classified and ULC listed in various systems for 1 and 2 hour fire resistive enclosure protection, reduced clearance for exhaust ducts, electrical circuit protection, and as a component in various UL firestop designs for fire resistance rated floors, ceilings and walls. The core fibers in FastWrap XL are manufactured using Thermal Ceramics Superwool fiber.
Steve Chernack, manager of Applications Engineering for Morgan Thermal Ceramics North America, says that Superwool Plus is a great innovation in insulation. “It is by far the best of any blanket in the marketplace, allowing OEMs to design with less thickness or with better insulation for a given thickness.” He added, “This low biopersistent fiber is a proven solution, resulting in a lower cost of installed labor and the possibility of engineering into a smaller footprint, which would result in lower costs for the unit.”