Thermaxx Jackets has decades of experience designing, hand-sewing, and installing custom insulation blankets for industrial OEM exhaust applications across the US. From insulating exhaust manifolds in marine engine rooms & vehicles to power generators, the benefits of Thermaxx Jackets removable insulation blankets on exhaust systems are plenty!
The exhaust pipe seen below is inside of a ship. The dirty insulating wrap (not Thermaxx Jackets work) appears to be disintegrating and losing integrity due to the elements. A Thermaxx Jacket is made with a kevlar outer layer, so you can expect to see a much longer life from our products. This insulation also appears to collect moisture, which can lead to CUI (corrosion under insulation). Thermaxx Jackets are designed to allow moisture to escape, preventing moisture damage to your exhaust mufflers, silencers,
turbo-chargers, flanges & pipes.
According to U.S. Patent No. 6,041,595 (2000), “An insulation blanket is applied around the exhaust manifold of an internal combustion engine to maintain higher exhaust gas temperature in the manifold, thus both to enhance oxidation of unburned hydrocarbons therein and also to reduce ambient air contact with the exterior of the manifold to reduce passive formation of NOx.”
In other words, our insulation blanket keeps the thermal energy inside the exhaust manifold by preventing radiation through pipe bends, etc. This is achieved by wrapping the exhaust pipe or manifold in thermal insulating materials that allow for the component’s expansion and contraction as temperatures rapidly change to temperatures as high as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the gases inside to flow out more steadily, prevents the ambient air from being warmed and affecting the intake, and keeps your employees safe from serious burns.
In addition to their thermal insulating properties, exhaust insulation blankets also improve work environments by quieting noisy or vibrating components. Choosing the appropriate materials to construct your insulation blanket with is vital to its durability and efficiency. In high temperature applications like diesel or gas engine exhausts, choosing the wrong materials can result in a disintegrating insulation jacket that could be a hazard.