LINKS TO TECHNICAL REPORTS
The following documents and video provide additional technical information describing Fi-BarTM product applications, market applicability, and comparisons to existing competing fibers.
Fi-BarTM Direct - Producing A New Ceramic Fiber Reinforcing Material
Today, the chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties of Fi-BarTM fiber make it an attractive degradation- resistant high temperature reinforcing ceramic for use in infrastructure, transportation, energy, aerospace, and defense applications. The following article, prepared by the Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, contractor for the U. S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, provides a summary of the Alpha Silicon Carbide/Carbon "Direct Conversion ProcessTM".
Miracle Fiber? - A New Ceramic Fiber Reinforcing Material Developed at the Idaho National Laboratory Offers Extraordinary Potential in Several Industries"
This article was published in "Innovation Magazine", April-May, 2012. The article emphases the superior characteristics of ACF's Fi-BarTM compared to Hi-Nicolon (beta-SiC) fiber.
Oil and Gas Industry Applications - How High Temperature and Pressure Limitations Can Be Overcome by Using ACF's Alpha Silicon Carbide/Carbon Fiber
This PowerPoint document focuses on the application of ACF's Fi-BarTM when applied to the Oil and Gas Industry challenges given the high temperature and pressures on piping, storage tanks, and refinery related components.
High Thermal Conductivity: Video of High Temperature Test of Converted Fiber
This video captures the high temperature testing of our converted fiber using a common oxy-acetelene torch. The fiber being tested is 24K PAN carbon fiber after being converted in our patented "Direct Conversion Process". The approximate temperature of the torch flame being applied to the fiber is approximately 2,000 deg. C, for a period of 20 seconds without any apparent damage to the fiber tow. It also demonstrates the high thermal conductivity of the Fi-BarTM layer, allowing the heat to dissipate very quickly once the heat is removed.
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