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HeatBlocker Engine Exhaust Insulation

January 16, 2009  By Kalb Corporation


kalbkitAfter 10 years of research and development plus thousands of hours of
in-field testing, the Kalb Corporation recently announced that its
HeatBlocker Ultra Performance engine exhaust insulation exceeds the
rigorous thermal demands of tier 4 engine exhaust components and after
treatment devices.

After 10 years of research and development plus thousands of hours of in-field testing, the Kalb Corporation recently announced that its HeatBlocker Ultra Performance engine exhaust insulation exceeds the rigorous thermal demands of tier 4 engine exhaust components and after treatment devices.

kalbkitOffered to the defense, power generation, heavy equipment, marine, mining, forestry, and agricultural industries, this new generation of insulating blanket is reported to have the capability to withstand temperatures up to 982 C/1800 F.

HeatBlocker insulation holds heat inside the exhaust system, but does not make the system run hotter than the exhaust gas leaving its combustion chambers. This process allows the exhaust gas to remain at a more constant temperature throughout the whole system. When exhaust gas sustains a higher average temperature, it is less dense and exits faster, adding to the thermal efficiency of the engine by providing increased turbocharger rotation, and less lag in turbocharger pickup when engine load demands are high. The result is enhanced engine performance.

For more information, visit www.kalbcorp.com or call (309) 483-3600.


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