Fire Insulation using Pyrogel® XTF


What is Pyrogel® XTF?


Pyrogel® XTF is a high temperature blanket insulation, engineered by incorporating silica aerogel and reinforced with a non-woven high temperature batting.

Pyrogel® XTF is commonly selected for its ability to provide improved thermal performance
with reduced thickness, and its excellent passive fire protection properties conforming to UL 1709
testing standards.

Pyrogel® XTF delivers better thermal performance, improved resilience and faster installation time than other competing insulation systems used in industrial fire insulation applications today. Pyrogel® XTF being extremely hydrophobic also minimise CUI (corrosion under insulation) substantially.

Pyrogel® XTF

Physical Properties:

Thickness* 0.40 in (10 mm)
End Prouct * 60 inch(1500 mm) x 155 ft.(47m) long rolls
Max. Use Temp 1200 °F (650 °C)
Colour Grey
Density* 11 lb/ft3 (0.18 g/cc)
Hydrophobic Yes

* Nominal values. Thicknesses measured using a method derived from ASTM C 518 and another proprietary method to provide resolutions an order of magnitude smaller than ASTM C 167

Thickness comparison between calcium silicate mineral wool fibre wool expanded perlite and pyrogel XT
Installation process for pyrogel XTF

Key Advantages :

    • Superior Thermal Performance
      Up to five times better thermal performance than competing insulation products.
    • Meets UL1709 testing standards
      Systems can be design to withstand hydrocarbon poolfires or jetfires for up to two hours (A120 & J120).
    • Hydrophobic Yet Breathable
      Pyrogel® XTF repels liquid water but allows vapour to pass through thus helping to prevent corrosion under insulation.
    • Less Time and Labour to Install
      Could easily be cut (just by using a pair of scissors) and also could be conformed to complex shapes, tight curvatures, and spaces with restricted access.
    • Physically Robust and Impact Resistant
      Soft and flexible but with excellent springback, Pyrogel® XTF recovers its thermal performance even after compression.
    • Simplified Inventory
      Unlike rigid pre-forms such as pipe cover or board, the same Pyrogel®XTF blanket can be kitted to fit any shape or design.
    • Reduced Thickness and Profile
      Equal thermal resistance at a fraction of the thickness.
    • Environmentally Safe
      Landfill disposable, shot-free, with no respirable fibre