CIC Heat Block – Ceramic Insulation Coating
CIC Heat Block is a one-part, spray-on Ceramic Insulation Coating that reflects 97% of solar radiation, lowers the temperature of hot machinery, insulates against ambient temperatures, and eliminates condensation. It is effective as:
- Air Barrier to control air leakage into and out of the building envelope
- Thermal Barrier to block the transfer of heat or cold
- Vapor Barrier to block Moisture and Condensation
- Acoustic Barrier to dampen noise
Thermal and Air Barrier to Block Heat
CIC Heat Block addresses all three types of heat transfer- Conduction, Convection and Radiation. It will lower both surface and ambient temperatures from any heat source using both reflectivity and insulating properties. It reflects 97% of solar radiation and has the ability to withstand operating temperatures up to 400° F. When used on hot surfaces such as mechanical equipment the surface temperature can be reduced to the OSHA safety standard.
Conventional insulation absorbs heat until saturated and then radiates the stored heat to inside of the space. CIC Heat Block has very low conductivity and has excellent initial reflective properties, resulting in dramatically less heat transfer into the building envelope. Refrigeration stays in, sun radiation stays out, hot machinery won’t burn. Keeps heat and cool where it needs to be, thus minimizing temperature and energy losses.
Tests have shown up to 30% decrease in temperature, more extreme temperatures provide greater results. You will get greater solar blocking at 110 degrees than at 75 degrees.
Vapor Barrier for Moisture Control
With extreme temperature difference, surfaces tend to produce moisture, like the outside of an iced drink or outside of an AC unit. An application of CIC Heat Block keeps the cool in and dramatically reduces or eliminates the moisture related to temperature changes. This also eliminates corrosion and mold caused when other types of insulation get wet.
Acoustic Barrier to Dampen Noise
By using CIC Heat Block on the interior of a building or on the housing of equipment that is generating noise, acoustical sound dampening benefits will be noticeable. A good example is using CIC Heat Block on the common wall between a sound studio and clothing store. After an application of 40 mils the sound was noticeably reduced.
CIC Heat Block was developed using extensive scientific testing and research. It has similar properties to those used in the space shuttle thermal protection system.
CIC is quickly and easily applied with commercial grade airless sprayer to most surfaces such as roofs, walls, HVAC ducts, masonry, and high temperature equipment. Minimal surface prep required, applies directly over existing substrates. It can be used on new construction or on a retrofit to the inside or outside of a building. It can be tinted, painted, and/or textured.