Fiberfrax® Silplate® 1308 is a unique structural insulating board for use in high-temperature applications. While in service, Silplate 1308 maintains high compressive strength and low thermal conductivity. Physical properties of this material remain unchanged up to the maximum use temperature of 1340°C (2444°F), providing stability to the refractory lining system.
Main Performance Advantages:
Common applications are for backup in ladles or tundishes that are used in molten metal transfer. Using Silplate boards for backup applications can significantly reduce steel shell cold face temperatures. Because of Silplate’s high use temperature limit, in many cases a thinner refractory cross section may be used and this practice results in increased vessel capacity.
All of the boards in the Silplate product line are inorganic, resulting in optimal fired strength. Also, Silplate product formulations may be manufactured in a variety of custom shapes for specific applications. Silplate can be used as a hot face lining material for high air velocity and/or vibration applications.