Aerogel Coatings Are A Safeguard For Personal Safety
According to the American Burns Association, about 4,000 patients are hospitalized each year due to occupational exposure to burns, and there are many burns that do not report any statistics. The loss of time and output, medical expenses, litigation costs and other effects associated with these burns, the loss of millions of profits, and more importantly, the victims endure the mental and physical pain is money can not buy.
There are many hot, non-insulated pipes, containers and other equipment in industrial facilities around the world. They are dangerous sources and can cause contact burns to employees. Although the purpose of most organizations is to maintain workplace safety, it is often difficult or expensive to implement.
Thermal insulation technology, the latest development of aerogel coatings, is a breakthrough for heating system operators looking for ways to protect themselves from burns. Only a thin coating can meet the safety requirements of surface burn protection. Aerogel coatings can be sprayed by traditional methods, and the cost of construction is much lower than the cost of mechanical insulation, making the final products very durable and corrosion resistant.
The distinction between existing thermal insulation coatings is based on the type of heat insulation additives used. Traditionally, the main method of thermal insulation is the use of hollow ceramic microspheres, with improved insulation performance due to its hollow structure. Recently, recipe designers have begun using aerogel particles as the main additive for thermal insulation coatings. Aerogels are highly porous solid materials, known for their excellent thermal insulation properties. They are prepared using amorphous silica as the basic structure. The thermal conductivity of the porous microstructure is about 0.012W / m · K (0.007Btu-ft / [h-ft2 ° F] and the thermal conductivity of the ceramic microspheres is 0.05 ~ 0.2W / m · K (0.029 ~ 0.116Btu-ft / [h-ft2 ° F]. Unlike hollow spheres, the performance degrades, and the aerogel particles can be crushed during processing without losing their thermal insulation.
Today, there are hot surfaces in almost all industrial and commercial environments. In order to comply with the requirements of the OSHA code and internal safety guidelines, facility operators must protect employees from these hazards. The aerogel coating makes the construction easier and more cost-effective, compared with other commercially available coatings, aerogel insulation coatings in the protection from burns provided a more dramatic improvement for infrastructure operators seek to solve personal protection method provides a breakthrough.
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