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GENERAL INFORMATIONAlumina Blanket MB and AB
ZIRCAR  Alumina Blanket Type AB & Type MB are low density flexible quilted blankets made from shot free high purity alumina fiber.  The fibers in them are of high chemical purity. Stitched together with ceramic yarn these flexible and resilient blankets are easily cut and applied to numerous application with temperatures as high as 1600C (2912F). 

The high purity aluminum oxide fibers exhibit light weight, low  thermal conductivity, low thermal mass and immunity to thermal shock. A minor addition of  silica in AB modifies the fiber's microcrystalline structure and acts as a grain growth to prevent embrittlement that usually occurs after extended use at elevated temperatures. The silica content in MB promotes the formation of the mullite structure providing stability at elevated temperatures. These blankets resist attack in aggressive chemical environments due to their high purity & refractory nature. 

AB and MB are ideal for use when layered between rigid insulation, wrapped around process piping or fabricated into folded modules. They are also useful as insulation packing in furnace spaces, around furnace sight tubes & ports and fill in expansion joints and masonry cracks.

Alumina Mat  offers  significant advantages over vitreous alumino-silicate fiber blankets, including:
• High temperature dimensional stability
• Resilience and flexibility after exposure to elevated temperatures
• Exceptional refractoriness


CHARACTERISTICS & PROPERTIES

TYPE

MB

AB

Nominal Composition, wt.% of fiber
    Al2O3 80 95
    SiO2 20 5
    α  Al2O3 5 maximum 30 to 50
    Mullite 50 to 70 5 to 16
    Al2O3 + SiO2 99.7 minimum
    Fe2O3 0.2 maximum
Loss on Ignition, wt.%

0.3 maximum

Average Fiber Diameter, m

2 to 4

Shot Content, (% ≥ 100m) 2 maximum
Density, g/cc (pcf)

0.1 (6.24)

Color

White

Maximum Use Temperature*, C (F)

1600 (2912)

   Linear Shrinkage, % after 24 hrs at 1500C (2732F)) Width and Length ≤1
Thickness

≤3

Thermal Conductivity**,  ASTM C177-76, W/mK (BTU/hr ft F/in) 
          315C (599F)

0.07 (0.50)

          540C (1000F)

0.09 (0.70)

          760C (1400F)

0.13 (0.90)

          980C (1796F)

0.17 (1.25)

          1200C (2192F)

0.23 (1.60)

          1425C (2597F)

0.30 (2.15)

Tensile Strength, kg/cm2

0.2 minimum

Compressibility, (%)

5 minimum

Resiliency, (%)

5 minimum

*- Maximum use temperature is dependent on variables such as stresses, both thermal and chemical, and the chemical environment that the material experiences.
**- Properties expressed parallel to thickness.
- Properties expressed perpendicular to thickness.
- Yarn is comprised of 70% Al2O3 and 30% SiO2.

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Primary thermal insulation in low mass furnaces and thermal process systems operating to 1600C (2912F).

Backup thermal insulation in furnaces, solid oxide fuel cells and thermal process systems operating to high temperatures.

General high temperature furnace repair.

Furnace insulation packing around sight tubes, ports, expansion joints, and masonry cracks.

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AVAILABILITY

STANDARD BLANKET

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ITEM #

DESCRIPTION

PRICE*

SHIP WT. (lb.)

 

D3010

MB, 620mm x 450mm x 25mm, SHEET

$197.50

7

D3020

MB, 620mm x 1800mm x 25mm, ROLL

$633.00

10

D3030

MB, 620mm x 7200mm x 25mm, ROLL

$1695.00

35

D3040

AB, 620mm x 450mm x 25mm, SHEET

$201.00

7

D3050

AB, 620mm x 1800mm x 25mm, ROLL

$646.00

10

D3060

AB, 620mm x 7200mm x 25mm, ROLL

$1723.00

35
 * Note: Prices shown apply to sales within the United States. Contact us for information regarding international commerce.

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Standard items are available for immediate shipment from stock. 

Custom sizes, chemistries and preparations are available on request.

Please contact us with your special requirements. We are pleased to contact you if you would like more information or want to discuss custom product availability and pricing.

To Order

Standard blanket: order online or specify quantity, item # and description.

Custom shapes and preparations: specify quantity, product type and description (by supplying drawings, sketches, written descriptions or material specifications).

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