Transite boards are high density fiber reinforced cement boards capable of withstanding high temperatures, loads, and electrical conditions with less shrinkage ancell nameegradation as compared to previous non-asbestos formulas. Transite is hydraulically pressed into monolithic boards from portland cement and selected non-asbestos, non-ceramic/refractory fibers. The board is then air-cured (Transite-HT) or oven-cured (Transite-1000) for exceptional machinability, and sanded to a standard 24 grit finish. The materials are non-combustible and can withstand operating temperatures of up to 1000ºF. Transite has low thermal conductivity, so works well for many structural insulating applications. It is non-conductive and will not rot or mold when exposed to prolonged dampness. The materials can be cut and machined with standard carbide shop tools.
|Composition||Monolithic non-asbestos fiber cement|
|Sheet Size ( in )||48-5/8 x 96-5/8|
|Sheet Size ( mm )||1235 x 2454|
|Water Absorption ( % )||21|
|Thermal Conductivity at 250ºF (121ºC) ( BTU-in/hr-ft²-ºF )||2.40|
|Thermal Conductivity at 250ºF (121ºC) ( W/m-ºK )||0.34|
Transite has exceptional machinability, so is capable of being machined into extremely intricate parts with excellent surface finish. Applications include load-bearing gaskets, press platen insulation, welding and high-temp. machine guards, laboratory bench tops and fume hood liners, bus bar supports, transformer spacers, electrical coil supports, arc shields, foundry core plates and blower boards, induction and metal-holding furnace tops/bottoms/sides and parts, oven shelving, soldering plates, molten metal splash guards, and welding shields.