Frequently Asked Questions for Temp-Coat 101S
Q: How Does Temp-Coat 101S work?
A: The insulating power is based on the millions of tiny hollow micro-spheres contained in the product. These spheres move heat at a much slower rate than it would be if there was no insulation, therefore, the heat or cold is retained or transfer prevented, depending on your application.
Q: What insulating value does Temp-Coat 101S provide?
A: A 15 mil coating will compare to a R-19 rating, which will provide the same insulation value as 4 inches of foam or 6 inches of fiberglass. For more insulation at higher temperatures for example, more layers of the product are applied.
Q: Do you have tests to prove this?
A: Many tests have been conducted with Temp-Coat 101S over the 15 years since it's introduction. The Thermal Properties Laboratory of Purdue University, USA has provided a test result that is most conclusive about the insulating power. This was a special study done for a major aircraft manufacturer in 1995.
Q: Where can I apply Temp-Coat 101S?
A: Temp-Coat 101S can be applied to almost any clean and dry surface where you need insulation. The only surfaces to which we do not recommend application are Teflon or silicone.
Q: What is the primary benefit of Temp-Coat 101S v. Other Insulations?
A: There are several. One is that it takes much less space to install than other insulations. A second is that by sealing the surface needing insulation, corrosion is significantly reduced or eliminated. A third primary benefit is that it is much easier to install than conventional insulation, and there are often major savings in labor.
Q: How do I apply Temp-Coat 101S?
A: The product is applied by spray application in 15-20 mil coatings. It can be sprayed with conventional airless spray equipment, or, for small jobs, our Quick Gun can be used.
Q: How long can I expect Temp-Coat 101S to last? The conditions in my plant are pretty corrosive due to our production.
A: Temp-Coat 101S is not generally affected by exposure to the elements. Many jobs we have completed more than 10 years ago are still in perfect service, outdoors as well.
Q: Our steam pipes occasionally go up to over 300F. Are there limitations for this product?
A: Temp-Coat 101S can be used at operating temperatures of –80F to 350F, so this would not be a problem.
Q: What is the difference between Temp-Coat 101S and Insul All, and in which application would you recommend one over the other?
A: The main difference is temperature tolerance; Temp-Coat 101S has a higher temperature rating. Another one is application. Temp-Coat 101S must be spray applied, whereas Insul All has special polymers added that allow it to be applied with a brush or roller.
Q: Is there technical information available?
A: Please contact us for whatever you may require.
Q: Do you supply technical support?
A: We have a trained certified technical support team. If you need assistance in specifying a job, establishing a trial, or even installing the products, please call us.
Q: Is Temp-Coat 101S difficult to maintain once it is installed?
A: Temp-Coat 101S, once applied requires no additional maintenance to the surface.
Q: What is one of the best awards or approvals that Temp-Coat 101S has achieved?
A: We are proud to say that Temp-Coat 101S is an authorized Energy Star product. It is used by hundreds of Fortune 500 companies around the globe.