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Conductivity options
conductive / non conductive

Conductive covers

SSC can make non-conductive and conductive covers.

An SSC composite cover can have its electrical conductivity altered to suit a specific requirement.  It can be made totally non-conductive for areas where electrical shock is to be negated or avoided or it can be highly conductive where static needs to be dissipated.

All materials suffer structurally as the temperature is raised and the rate of transfer of heat through the material is the critical factor in structural degradation.  An SSC composite cover has very low thermal conductivity (0.20 W/m dego C), which makes it a great insulator.  Steel (46.0 W/m dego C) conducts heat 150 times faster than an SSC composite cover.

Conductive covers research

At the National Composites Centre, it took 5 hours for a 400oF (204 oC) heat source to raise the surface temperature on the Structural Science composite cover to 125oF (51 oC).  If the cover had been steel/iron of a similar depth of structure it would have taken just 2 minutes.

The benefits of poor thermal conductivity are that products are less likely to burn a person or be combustible.

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For further information on any aspect of our composite products and conductivity options in particular, please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable technical team who will be happy to provide further advice and guidance.

Contact us now or phone 01229 814340 today.

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