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What is the importance of the metal sheath industry


Metal jacketing is used to provide Aluminum mylar prote […]

Metal jacketing is used to provide Aluminum mylar protection to insulated pipes and other equipment from weather and mechanical weathering. Many industries like the petrochemical industries, refineries, etc. require metal jacketing systems. The metal jacketing is also used to protect insulation materials applied on surfaces which act as thermal barriers to protect from physical damage. One of the major enemies of most of the insulation material is moisture.

It reduces the working efficiency of the insulation material and reduces the thermal insulation provided. Metal jacketing provides a good protection against moisture to such insulation materials.Metal jacketing systems are manufactured in many shapes and from many materials. Inert metals are preferred to produce metal jacketing. Aluminum jacketing is usually produces in rolls. This particular metal jacketing comes with the option of smooth of stucco embossed finish, choices in moisture barrier, etc.

Stainless steel jacketing is manufactured from high quality stainless steel like T-304 to meet industry standards. The melting points of these high quality steel used in manufacturing stainless steel jacketing are in the range from 1400 degree centigrade to provide excellent resistance to heat related issues. Like aluminum jacketing, stainless steel jacketing is also available in smooth finish, stucco embossed finish, mill finish, etc. It is used to provide protection from corrosion and added thermal protection.

The most common industries using stainless steel jacketing are refineries and industries dealing with chemical compounds. It is also used in the segment where one needs to deal with the issue of high temperatures. Polysurlyn is used as a laminating material to provide moisture barrier for all kinds of metal jacketing systems. Polysurlyn is consists of 3 layers of film pressed together to form a single layer. It has better performance against moisture and thus is extensively used in place of polykraft in the latest metal jacketing systems. The three layers are made of high performance layer of high density polyethylene, surlyn and low density polyethylene.

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