Fire Preparation Cheat Sheet: 6 Fire Preparation Rules for Vigilantes

  • Michael Grant
  • January 10, 2019

Heat resistant materials save lives and help make a space safe, it is as simple as that. It is important that you understand how they work if you’re going to use them effectively and be able to protect yourself and your property in case of emergency.

In addition to potentially saving your life or your home, heat resistant materials can also be used to help minimize the danger that wires, cables, and refrigeration lines could become overheated and emit dangerous gases into the air. Being aware of how they function can help you avoid disaster and assist you in being a responsible home or business owner.

1. When will heat resistant materials come in handy?

Heat resistant materials serve a variety of purposes. For example, you will find them inside of stoves and ovens. They also perform a crucial function when it comes to insuring the safety and durability of car parts, not to mention the key role they play in manufacturing plants and industry facilities.

Every home also contains heat resistant materials, that are able to make sure things run smoothly and that we can run high temperature appliances without the risk of disaster.

2. What types of heat resistant materials are available?

Generally speaking, heat resistant materials exist in four standard categories. They come in the form of heat resistant tapes, heat resistant sealants, fire blankets, and fire sleeves. The most important difference between these various types is the ease with which they are used and their ability to provide radiant heat protection and high temperature insulation.

3. Fire blankets

These might already be familiar to you, as many homes and buildings are equipped with a fire blanket. Essentially, there are just sheets of heat resistance material woven together in order to increase their resistance. These blankets are used to smother a fire by being thrown on top of it and are sometime even coated with a flame-retardant fluid to make them more effective.

4. Fire Sleeves

Not as common in homes, fire sleeves are most often seen in industrial and aerospace environments. These multi-use materials are popular because they provide resistance to water, oil, flame, and adhesives. Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 540°Celsius, they work by acting as an insulated sheet. They also come in a large variety of shapes and sizes and are useful in helping to protect cables, wires, as well as hydraulic and industrial hoses.

Due to the fact that they are both relatively inexpensive and very effective, you see fire sleeves in many different industrial facilities that need protection for the people and the property.

5. Tapes

Possibly the most versatile of all heat resistant materials, heart resistant tapes come in a very large range of sizes. You can choose between different widths, lengths, thicknesses, and colours. Due to the fact that they are so versatile, they are apple to support many different applications and industrial uses, including being used to protect products from both high pressure and high temperatures.

Heat resistant tapes also have a heavy coating of iron oxide and red silicon rubber. They have a very low shrinking factor, and therefor are able to provide greater resistance to salt water, chlorine, and even perspiration.

6. Sealants

These important heat resistant materials are used to close the gaps between solid sections of machine, heat resistant sealants facilitate better resistant to high temperatures and increase resistant to pressure. These products come in two formulations, liquid foam and cement. They are highly versatile and can cure a seal fast and efficiently and therefore you see them being used in all sorts of precise situations.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!