Ceramic fiber is a primary material used in various industries requiring refractory solutions. Well known as a versatile, heat resistant material, ceramic fiber has physical properties (low heat conductance, low thermal expansion, and high heat capacitance) that are expected of …

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Ceramic fiber products and camping don’t seem to have much in common. Camping is one of the all-time great pastimes. Ceramic fiber is a material used in heat resistance applications. But the two share a common trait, versatility. Whether camping …

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Heat resistant materials found in everyday life, such as a cast iron pot, an engine block, and a barbecue grill have practical value because they are able to withstand high temperatures after continuous use. All three happen to be made …

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Successful fluid sealing of valves and pumps cannot be accomplished without the appropriate sealing device. Whether using mechanical seals or compression packing, one must understand the specific needs of the application. While mechanical seals in general are considered the superior …

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Compression packing (gland packing) and mechanical seals are two mechanisms familiar to those in the fluid sealing industry. If you are not familiar with these two products you are not alone. A Google search of “compression packing” may initially result …

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Flexible graphite is a material that is prominent in the industrial world, specifically due to its applications in heat management and fluid sealing.  Experts understand the importance of flexible graphite in these respective fields because of its unique characteristics but …

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Mankind’s history of innovation has an incredible list: the automobile, the airplane, the digital computer, the smartphone, to name a few.  Let us not forget about some of mankind’s older inventions that have proven to be equally important: the wheel, …

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