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A&F Wholesale Insulation - Temperature Charts
Temperature Charts

      HIGH TEMPERATURE 
     316.1C° to 815.6°C (601°F through 1500°F)

TYPE

FORM

TEMP RANGE °C (°F)

K-FACTOR /
MEAN TEMP

NOTES

CALCIUM SILICATE Pipe Insulation
Block
Segments
to 648.9°C (1200°F)
to 648.9
°C (1200°F)
to 648.9
°C (1200°F)
See manufacturers' data for K-factor Strong for its weight, good cutting characteristics, some are water absorbent,noncombustible.
GLASS CELLULAR Pipe
Insulation
Block
Segments
to 482.2°C (900°F) See manufacturers' data for K-factor Good strength, water & vapor resistant, noncombustible, poor abrasion resistance.
GLASS FIBER Pipe Insulation
Board
Blanket
to 537.8°C (1000°F)
to 537.8
°C (1000°F)
to 537.8
°C (1000°F)
See manufacturers' data for K-factor Good workability, water absorbent, noncombustible.
MINERAL FIBER Pipe  Insulation
Block
Board
Blanket (Felt)
to 648.9°C (1200°F)
to 1037.8
°C(1900°F)
to
648.9
°C (1200°F)
to 732.2
°C (1350°F)
See manufacturers' data for K-factor Good workability, noncombustible.
PERLITE(Expanded) Pipe Covering
Insulation Block
to 815.6°C (1500°F) See manufacturers' data for K-factor Good workability, noncombustible, friable.
CERAMIC FIBER
(Refractory
Fiber)

Blanket
Board

to 1482.2°C (2700°F)
to 1648.9
°C (3000°F)
.115 @ 537.8°C
 
(.80 @ 1000°F)
 .123 @ 537.8
°C
 
(.85 @ 1000
°F)
Temperature range varies with manufacturer, style and type.
CEMENT Hydraulic Setting Cement High Temperature Mineral Wool Pointing and Finishing Cement (Mineral Fiber or Vermiculite) to 648.9°C (1200°F)
to 1037.8°C (1900°F)
to 760.0°C (1400°F)
.252 @ 315.6°C
 (1.75 @ 600
°F)
 .099 @ 315.6
°C
 (.69 @ 600
°F)
One coat application -- insulating and finishing. Slow drying, rough texture -- insulating and filling. 

      INTERMEDIATE TEMPERATURE 
     16.1C° to 315.6°C (61°F through 600°F)


TYPE

FORM

TEMP RANGE °C (°F)

K-FACTOR /        MEAN TEMP

NOTES

CALCIUM SILICATE Pipe Insulation
Block
Segments
to 648.9°C (1200°F) .055 @ 93.3°C
(.38 @ 200
°F)
Strong for its weight, good workability, water absorbent, non-combustible.
GLASS CELLULAR Pipe Insulation
Block
Segments
to 482.2°C (900°F) .048@ 23.9°C
(.33 @ 75
°F)
.059 @ 93.3
°C
(.41 @ 200
°F)
Good strength, water & vapor resistant, noncombustible, poor abrasion resistance.
GLASS FIBER Pipe Insulation
Board
to 454.4°C (1000°F)
to 537.8
°C (1000°F) 
.032 @ 23.9°C
(.22 to .23 @ 75
°F)
32 @ 93.3°C
(.22 to .38 @ 200
°F)
Good workability, noncombustible, water absorbent.
GLASS FIBER Blanket to 232.2°C (450°F)  .040 @ 23.9°C
(.28 to .38 @ 75
°F)
General purpose material, many facings available
MINERAL FIBER Pipe Insulation
Block
Board
Blanket
to 648.9°C (1200°F)
to 1037.8
°C (1900°F)
to 648.9
°C (1200°F)
to 732.2
°C  (1350°F)
.040 @ 93.3°C
(.28 @ 200
°F)
.048 @ 93.3
°C
(.33 @ 200
°F)
.040 @ 93.3
°C
(.28 to .30 @ 200
°F)
.068 @ 260.0
°C
(.47 @ 500
°F)
Good workability, noncombustible.
PERLITE
(Expanded)
Pipe Insulation
Board  
to 815.6°C (1500°F) .069 @ 93.3°C
(.48 @ 200
°F)
Good workability, noncombustible.
ELASTOMERIC
 
Pipe Insulation
Sheet
40.0°C to 104.4°C
(-40
°F to 220°F)
.040 @ 23.9°C
(.28 @ 75
°F)
Closed cell, finish not required, good workability.
PHENOLIC
(FOAMED)
 
Pipe Insulation 178.9°C to 121.1°C
(-290
°F to 250°F)
See manufacturer's data for K-factor Check manufacturers' data sheets for properties.
POLYSTYRENE
(Extruded)  
Pipe Insulation
Board
-182.8°C to 73.9°C
(-297
°F to 165°F)
.037 @ 23.9°C
(.26 @ 75
°F)
 

 

K-value may change as these materials age.

 
POLYSTYRENE
(Expanded)   
Pipe Insulation
Board
-40.0°C to 73.9°C
(-40
°F to 165°F)
.033 @23.0°C
(.23 @ 75
°F)
POLYURETHANE Pipe Insulation
Board
73.3°C to 104.4°C
(-100
°F to 220°F)
.023 @23.9°C
(.16 @ 75
°F)
POLYISO-
CYANURATE
Pipe Insulation
Board
182.8°C to 148.9°C
(-297
°F to 300°F)
.026 @ 23.9°C
(.18 @ 75
°F)
POLYETHYLENE Pipe Insulation
Sheets
67.8°C to 100.0°C
(-90
°F to 212°F)
.038 @ 23.9°C
(.265 @ 75
°F)