Refractory Ceramic Fibre Rope Lagging: our ceramic rope lagging is made from blown ceramic fibres held together by a partial overbraid of wire or glass reinforced ceramic yarn. The lagging is a lightweight, resilient, high temperature material with low thermal conductivity. It is resistant to thermal shock and has excellent thermal stability, low heat storage and excellent corrosion resistance. It also resists attack from most corrosive agents with the exception of hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid and concentrated alkalis.
The rope will continue to function so long as it is contained and in situ. It has excellent temperature insulation and corrosion resistance. It is also an excellent asbestos replacement. The ceramic fibre insulation is rated to 1260°C in situ with the wire reinforcement is rated to 1000°C. The glass reinforcement is rated to 550°C.
Please note that our rope is normally supplied in loomstate form. In the manufacture of ceramic yarn, a certain small percentage of organic binder is used to aid spinning. This can sometimes cause "flashing" at high temperatures. This can be avoided if the product is heat cleaned prior to use or if the organic impurities in the product can be allowed to burn off in situ on application for the initial period.
In light of health and safety concerns for refractory ceramic fibre we strongly urge our customers to consider our S-TEX Silica, Belcotex, HT Modified Glass or Bio Soluble alternatives.