02 August 2016
02 August 2016
Technical Fibre Products has two important new developments with its Supacool range of lightweight cryogenic tissue; the launch of a new variant and successful certification of materials to key industry standards.
TFP says its new Supacool variant is a lightweight microfine glass spacer tissue co-wound with aluminium foil. The material is the first co-wound Supacool product developed by TFP; it forms the basis of multi-layer insulation (MLI) or super insulation which can be inserted, for example, between the inner and outer walls of a cryogenic vessel.
According to TFP, this new hybrid Supacool variant (58111A) has been developed specifically to offer the key benefit of reduced wrapping time whilst simultaneously improving thermal performance. Advantages to using the new material include; consistent alignment of the spacer tissue with the reflective layers, reduced thermal shorting due to the combination of alternating reflective foil and low conductivity spacer layers in a single product, as well as minimal outgassing in a vacuum due to the absence of adhesive or binder.
The new Supacool material has, along with Supacool M, successfully achieved certification to key industry standards which validate its suitability for production of liquid oxygen vessels. The standards achieved are the Impact Test in Liquid Oxygen according to EN 1797 and the Autogenous Ignition Test with Oxygen according to NF EN ISO 11114–3 standard, demonstrating proven performance in combination with the time saving advantages of a co-wound product.
TFP claims that its high performance and lightweight Supacool cryogenic tissues provide a highly cost effective option for achieving super insulation. Supacool is part of a broader range of technically advanced nonwovens which provide solutions for an array of challenging applications across industries ranging from aerospace and defence to automotive, energy, industrial, construction and healthcare. Typical applications for TFP’s materials include aiding fabrication and delivering a high quality, functional surface finish in composites, as well as providing solutions for fire protection, high temperature thermal insulation and power generation.
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