ZRCI Type RSMAT-3000 is a high purity, high temperature, flexible form composed of continuous 97% alumina ceramic fibers designed for use to 1650°C (3002°F). Type RSMAT-3000 contains little shot and has a higher alumina content than any other ceramic fiber mat or blanket. Type RSMAT-3000 is lightweight, has low thermal conductivity and low heat capacity, and is immune to thermal shock. It is ideal for vacuum, reducing atmospheres and other applicationswhere silica cannot be tolerated, such as powder metal sintering, stainless steel bright annealing and many fuel cell applications.
Type RSMAT-3000 demonstrates excellent resistance to chemical attack and is not affected by oil or water. It’sthermal and physical properties are restored after drying. It is, however, affected by hydrofluoric acid, phosphoricacid and strong alkalis. Type RSMAT-3000 contains no organic binders and will produce no smoke or odors when heated. It’s non-needled layered construction allows the user to easily peel apart the mat to achieve thinner layersif desired.
The Fibers used in RSMAT-3000 were designed with the expert advice of toxicologists to minimize the potential for biological activity. They are produced in a spinning process from a viscous aqueous solution to give a narrow diameter distribution. They are all then subjected to a controlled heat treatment to develop a polycrystalline microstructure.
An extensive series of toxicological tests were carried out on the fiber, involving inhalation, injection and feeding studies. All results were negative, with no fibrogenic, carcinogenic or other toxic effects found.
Low silica levels ensure that there is no possibility of Cristobalite formation after exposure to high temperature. Type RSMAT-3000 fibers are not subject to European regulatory constraints and do not require a hazard warning label or special handling procedures for installation or disposal after use.
|Nominal composition, wt%|
|LOI, % after 2 hrs @ 800°C(1472°F)||0|
|Fiber Diameter, Micron||3 – 5|
|Shot Content (Non-fibrous material)||Negligible|
|Bulk Density, g/cc(pcf)||0.035(2.2)|
|Maximum Use Temp. *, C(F)||1650(3002)|
|Melting Temp., C(F)||2036(3700)|
|Specific Heat, J/kg °K (BTU/lb °F)||1047(0.25)|
|Tensil Strength, kPa(psi)||35(5)|
|Young’s Modulus, Mpa (pso)||3.2 x 105 (47 x 106)|
|Hardness of Fiber, Mohs scale||6|
|Linear reheat shrinkage, %‡|
|24 hrs. at 1260°C(2300°F)||0|
|24 hrs. at 1425°C(2600°F)||2.2|
|24 hrs. at 1535°C(2800°F)||3|
|24 hrs. at 1650°C(3002°F)||4|
|W/mK(BTU/hr ft2 oF/in.)|
* Maximum use temperature is dependent on variables such as stresses, both thermal and mechanical, and the chemical environment that the material experiences.
** Properties expressed parallel to thickness.
^ Properties expressed perpendicular to thickness.
Resistance to chemical attack
Low thermal conductivity
Low shrinkage to 1500°C
High alumina, fiber index and purity
Outstanding high temperature stability
Thin, flexible, high temperature insulation
Easily die-cut to form complex shapes for high temperature gasketing
Conforms easily to complex shapes
Excellent high temperature parting agent
Excellent high temperature backup and expansion joint material
High temperature gaskets and seals
Fuel cell Insulation
Refractory back-up insulation
Separating media for heat treating metals
High temperature filtration
High temperature expansion joint packing
Glassware separating media
Parting agent for brazing operations
Hot face and backup lining for lab furnaces
Aluminum distributor pan lining
Super alloy ingot mold lining and hot tapes
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|NS95||RSMAT-3000, 24” X 24” X 1.33”|
|NS96||RSMAT-3000, 24” X 96” X 1.33”|
|NS97||RSMAT-3000, 24” X 48.5′ X 1.33”|
|NS98||RSMAT-3000, 48” X 41.2′ X 1.33”|
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Note: These products can be further processed to provide finished sizes. Processes such as slitting, cutting, die punching and CNC. machining are available upon request.