The sheets of uncured material have the consistency of modeling clay, can be cut with a knife and shaped by hand. As such, the material can be perfectly tailored to plant components with complex shapes and can also be pressed into narrow openings or undercuts. Since the material adheres well to both metal surfaces and itself, pre-cut pieces can be mounted manually and joined together to form a closed cover without the need for adhesive.
Installation of the thermal insulation is correspondingly simple. The fitter takes the measurements, cuts suitable pieces out of the kneadable sheet, places them around the component to be insulated and forms a closed cover out of them. Any joints that are created in the process are sealed by pressing the material together. If the pipe which contains the component that is enveloped in the uncured insulation material is then put into operation, the material cures all by itself – a high operating temperature ensures rapid curing. This creates a thermally insulating molded part that envelops the hot fitting like a custom-made jacket, even in the case of difficult geometrical shapes. The thermal insulation is also quick and easy to dismantle and install again at a later stage – the plant component remains accessible at all times.