Siltemp Thermal Barrier Controls Fire Hazards

In the self-sufficient environment of oceangoing vessels and offshore drilling rigs, personnel and hazardous materials must necessarily share confined quarters.

The possibilities for catastrophe are obvious. In such instances, control of fire hazards and protection of personnel and equipment make "Siltemp" thermal barrier, from Haveg Industries, Inc., an important on-board safety product. Haveg is a subsidiary of Hercules Incorporated.

Siltemp is a strong, lightweight, flexible silica fabric with a melting point in excess of 3,000 degrees that can be draped or stretched trampoline-style between hotwork and vulnerable personnel, property or flammables, to provide a thermal barrier.

When layered, each thickness of Siltemp adds significantly to improve the insulation properties of the material by as much as 80 percent. Such layering allows ambient temperatures to be maintained near sensitive materials.

Siltemp thermal barrier, as cloth, tape and cordage, meets the requirements of MIL-I-24244 specification, relating to chloride content and resistance to corrosion, so important to many industries.

It contains no asbestos, a material that has been challenged for health reasons, and is valuable also for its chemical resistance and electrical insulation properties.

I n f o r m a t i o n on Siltemp is available from Allen Baker, Hercules Incorporated, Room 415, 910 Market Street, Wilmington, Del.


Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Aug 1977

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