Optimal contact protection
for better occupational safety

The better people and technology are protected from heat and fire, the higher the productivity. Here, too, tmax high-temperature insulation offers the best solutions: Reduction of the surface temperature from over 1,000 °C to as low as 60 °C for optimal contact protection.

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Risk of burns at the workplace

Protect people and machinery

Workplace burn injuries result from accidental contact with hot surfaces. In a work environment with combustion engines, these are always present. Very often there are surface temperatures of over 1,000 °C. If a contact occurs, this can lead to severe 2nd and 3rd degree injuries.

The type and severity of the burn hazard can be estimated using threshold values for surface temperature and contact time, as well as the type of surface. This results in the so-called burn threshold, the boundary between no burn and a burn of the skin. These values are based on the DIN EN ISO 13732-1 standard harmonized in accordance with the EU Machinery Directive.

Maximum allowed external surface temperatures where accidental human contact is possible.

Avoiding burn injuries in the workplace

Optimal contact protection with
tmax insulation solutions

To prevent burn injuries in the workplace and to ensure a safe working environment for your personnel, appropriate protective measures against burn injuries must be applied. These can include warning notices, trainings, barriers and also the reduction of the surface temperature of hot components employing a suitable high-temperature insulation with contact protection.
The burn threshold for metal, at a contact time of 1 second, is approximately 70 °C. To ensure contact protection, this temperature must not be exceeded.

Our innovative insulation solutions can, reduce surface temperatures from over 1,000 °C to a harmless 60 °C., thus offer optimal contact protection.

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You name the requirements – we find the solution.

Our insulation solutions are as individual as your requirements. With over 45 years of experience as an expert in high-temperature insulation, we have been able to acquire, in addition to a wide range of products, an unparalleled amount of knowledge, skill and professional problem-solving abilities that make us the leader in the industry today.

We build the perfect insulation, according to your requirements.

According to the customer’s requirements and the installation situation, we attach additional insulation modules to the high-temperature insulation in the blink of an eye, and can thus increase the reduction of the surface temperature of the insulation to as low as 60 °C and guarantee optimal contact protection.

Temperature analysis of a turbocharger
Temperature analysis of a turbocharger

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How to overcome all challenges in the high temperature range.

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Contact protection is always necessary when hot components of a machine are positioned in such a way that contact by personnel can occur. For example, if personnel walk close to a large engine, it must be adequately insulated to prevent burn injuries in the event of accidental contact.

A suitable contact protection from tmax reduces the temperatures of exposed components to a non-hazardous 60 °C and protects your personnel from serious injury.

We attach the additional modules of the contact protection to the tmax insulation and screw or weld them there, depending on the material.
There is no additional work for you.

Since the burn threshold for synthetic materials and textiles is higher than for metals, textile insulations may provide more reliable protection against contact and burns even at higher temperatures. However, high-temperature insulation must meet more than one requirement, so the optimal material pairing may be different for each insulation.
But don’t worry: Our insulation solutions are as individual as your requirements. Metallic, foil, textile, or a combination – tmax has the perfect high-temperature insulation for you! 

No. If 3D data is not available, it can be collected using our unique mobile 3D technology. We also use this data to perform a wide variety of analyses and simulations in order to design and manufacture an insulation solution that is optimized for you.

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