The following video and documents provide additional technical information describing Fi-Bar™product applications, market applicability, and comparisons to existing competing fibers.
Testing of Prototype Turbine Engine Vanes up to 1704°C (3100°F)
ACF Development of Material for NASA Interstellar Space Project
This memo from Douglas S. Mehoke of The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory summarizes ACF’s findings on the study of the development of light-weight, high-temperature materials under the NASA Interstellar Probe project. The project goal was to collect evidence on suppressing vapor pressure in materials at ultra-high temperature (UHT). The study concludes that the materials researched will meet and exceed the original UHT and time goals of a near-Sun heat shield.
Producing a New Ceramic Fiber Reinforcing Material
Today, the chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties of Fi-Bar™ 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 Process™."
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 emphasizes the superior characteristics of ACF's Fi-Bar™ compared to Hi-Nicolon (eta-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-Bar™ when applied to the Oil and Gas Industry challenges given the high temperatures and pressure on piping, storage tanks, and refinery related components.