Chemical storage tanks containing temperature-sensitive chemicals require roVa Shield thermal insulation solutions. Chemicals such as hydrogen fluoride, often times called etching gas as it is used in the semiconductor industry, require such thermal protection. Coating the tank’s outer surface with roVa Shield allows easy application and saves cost and time of installation.
Factory Dyeing Machine
Dyeing machines in textile industries consume large amounts of energy when heating the units. In contrast, these units are poorly insulated. By applying roVa Shield on the outside of dyeing units or chambers, the heat is well-preserved, and less energy is needed to run the dyeing machines. Unlike conventional insulation materials, roVa Shield‘s insulation performance does not deteriorate from water or dye spills. Traditional insulation will absorb water and will deteriorate and detach from the unit.
Automobile Factory Dry Oven (Furnace)
In manufacturing factories, and especially in automobile production lines, dry ovens consume large amounts of energy but are poorly insulated. Additionally, surface temperature poses a safety risk. Applying roVa Shield solves both problems at once. roVa Shield insulates the oven surface, and far less energy is needed to warm the oven than before. At the same time, the dry oven’s outer surface temperature is lowered to a level that is safe to touch for workers.
Typical dry oven surface temperature is ~ 65°C (149°F). After 3 coats of roVa Shield, it decreased to ~40°C (104°F).
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO)
roVa Shield can save energy and cost with Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) in factories. Exhaust fumes are processed in RTOs as the final step in air treatment, and combustion heat inside the RTO needs to be maintained at very high temperatures. Primary insulation is provided by materials that can withstand very high temperatures and roVa Shield is applied as the last layer to the outer shell of the RTO. This keeps the heat inside much better than before. Much less energy and money are needed to maintain the heated condition inside the chambers. Since most RTOs are located outside, applying roVa Shield Aerogel Top Coating as the finishing layer on top of roVa Shield protects against outdoor weather and extreme conditions.
Pipes carrying chilled liquid can cause condensation on their surfaces. The accumulated water may drip and pose a safety risk to other parts of the factory, or even freeze on the pipe surface. Applying roVa Shield or roVa Flex on chilled pipes insulates the pipe surfaces to prevent condensation. For areas where painting and drying are difficult, roVa Flex Aerogel Insulation Tape provides a convenient option. roVa Flex is extremely flexible and soft and can be cut and molded into various shapes for easy form-fitting.
Pipes carrying heated liquids require insulation to prevent heat loss as the liquid travels along the pipeline. When the heated pipes cool down, condensation can occur. Over time, this may shorten the pipes’ lifespan due to corrosion. roVa Shield and roVa Flex are great solutions to tackling problems with insulating heated pipes. roVa Flex is especially ideal for pipes in tight spaces because of its flexibility. For consistent operating temperatures at or below 120oC (248oF), roVa Shield is ideal. For consistent operating temperatures above 120oC (248oF), roVa Shield HT will insulate pipe surface temperatures up to 190oC (374oF).
Printing machines and 3D printers have heated parts exposed without much insulation. Insulating the parts with roVa Flex improves energy efficiency and shortens warm-up period.
Industrial freezers are well insulated but are not perfect, especially along the edges of doors and walls. Applying roVa Shield or roVa Flex provides added insulation on these “hot spots” and prevents condensation.
Fiber optic cables, connectors, and sensors are prone to damage when exposed to below-freezing temperatures. This causes signal degradation, reduces bandwidth, and may cause breaks in data transmission. Using roVa Flex at critical junctions can thermally insulate the area and minimize data loss. With thickness ranging from 500µm+, roVa Flex is the ideal thermal solution.
Batteries, especially rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, are susceptible to cold weather conditions. Battery cases insulated with roVa Flex provide the thermal protection needed to keep the batteries working well below their normal operating temperatures. These come very handy when enjoying outdoor sports during winter.
Coffee Machine Boiler
For both homes and cafes alike, espresso machines contain heated boilers that are essential to the machines. The boiler unit must be heated to reach a designated temperature before use, and this consumes a lot of energy and time. Applying roVa Shield and roVa Flex to the boiler units as well as surrounding pipes and hoses can help shorten the warm-up preparation time, lowers surface temperature, and saves energy, which in turn saves energy cost!
Drones run on rechargeable batteries and are very susceptible to cold weather. With near or below-freezing temperatures, drones work less efficiently or stop altogether. Under these conditions, flight time is reduced and maximum current levels drop drastically, preventing advanced maneuvers.
To combat this problem, batteries are often covered with thick insulation. Additionally, batteries are “heated” before use. However, neither of these are effective, long-lasting solutions. Using roVa Flex around the batteries provides insulation against cold temperatures and minimizes weight gain.