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Furnace Insulation Module Type FIM
ZIRCAR Furnace Insulation Modules Type FIM are pre-assembled insulation systems constructed of premium grade ZIRCAR fibrous ceramic insulation layers encased in a rugged shell. Standard front and bottom loading models are available for use in air to 1700°C (3100°F) and 1800°C (3272°F).
These complete units require only the addition of a protective furnace enclosure and power supply, with temperature controller, to build a complete rapid cycle furnace. Easy to use, they facilitate rapid furnace construction and use components that are easily replaced.
A hot face of Alumina Insulation Type SALI-2 or SALI is installed in relatively small, fully supported, panels. This installation technique provides for long life during rapid cycling operation. An intermediate layer of Alumina Insulation Type ZAL-15AA is backed up with Alumina-Silica Insulation Type ASH. These 3 insulation layers are encased and supported by an outer shell of Refractory Hardboard Type FRA-600. A welded frame of high grade steel surrounds and protects the entire insulation package. Heating element holders, element straps & clamps, terminal boards, hearth systems and thermocouple holes are provided. Front loading models with center point hinged doors utilize Refractory Hardboard Type ARA-1000 door cowls secured with stainless steel fasteners which provide superior wear resistance.
Accessories such as heating elements, thermocouples, hearth systems, and furnace module enclosures are available.
Many custom size & shape modules and those with unique features have been designed and fabricated including:
Front and bottom loading rectangular boxes.
Cylindrical and multi-sided chambers.
Units with multiple zones, access chambers, view ports and vertical hinged doors.
Alternate insulations such as "All Alumina" types ZAL-45AA, AL-30AA and ZAL-15AA for use in reducing atmospheres or other cover gasses to 1600°C (2912°F).
View our TECHNICAL PAPERS and PROMOTIONAL ARTICLES for more information about the construction and use of Furnace Insulation Modules. Specifically see the Furnace Module User's Guide.
Item #: A28100
Working size: 5in.W x 5.5in.D x 5in.H
Chamber Size: 7.5in.W x 6.5in.D x 6.25in.H
Heating elements: 6 ea., MOSI2, 18-3/6-5.50-5.00-0.98in.
Item #: A28400
Working size: 12in.W x 12in.D x 10in.H
Chamber Size: 16in.W x 16in.D x 11.25in.H
Heating elements: 12 ea., MOSI2, 18-6/12-9.50-8.00-1.97in.
Item #: A28500
Working size: 5in.W x 8in.D x 4.75in.H
Chamber Size: 9in.W x 10in.D x 8in.H
Heating elements: 6 ea., MOSI2, 19-6/12-6.88-7.87-1.57in.
Research and prototype furnace construction
Production furnaces used for ceramics and metals sintering
OEM furnace builders as well as individual furnace users.
Modules can be supplied complete with heating element holders and straps, terminal boards and posts plus hearth plates, support posts, Thermocouples and heating elements..
A wide variety of custom modules is available. See some examples in the
Furnace Insulation Module Photo Gallery
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. Our Furnace Insulation Module Questionnaire is an excellent tool to use to convey the requirements of a custom Furnace Insulation Module.
Custom modules: specify quantity and description (by supplying drawings, sketches, written descriptions or material specifications).
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