A line of ceramic fiber rope products, which maintain their integrity when exposed to temperatures up to 2300 ° F, is available from AGIS, LLC, providers of high temperature sealing products. It is available in twisted, square and round braided forms.
AGIS Ceramic Fiber Rope is a soft, pliable material designed for gasketing, mechanical packing and sealing applications in the chemical, petrochemical, foundry, metalworking, heat treating and other industries where extreme high temperatures and/or corrosive service conditions are common.
AGIS Ceramic Fiber Rope is lightweight, low in thermal conductivity, immune to thermal shock, resistant to flame erosion, chemically stable, highly resilient at working temperatures, and maintains its tensile strength even after prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
AGIS Ceramic Fiber Rope is manufactured by twisting or braiding long-staple, high-strength alumina and silica fibers together with an organic carrier. The carrier, which comprises about 20 per cent of the fiber, is included to facilitate carding. At low temperatures, the carrier burns out without affecting the properties of the ceramic fiber.
The recommended applications include furnace linings, gas turbine muffler seals, expansion joint seals, insulation for laboratory ovens, gasketing for pollution control equipment and vacuum degassing equipment; super heater seals; gasketing and seals for doors on industrial boilers, wood burning stoves, coke ovens and furnaces, among other applications.
The product is available in a normal, three-play twisted form, which is suitable for most applications; in high density twisted form for applications requiring greater abrasion resistance; and in square or round braided configurations, where greater density and increased resiliency are required.