fire blanket

What are fire blankets used for?

Fire blankets are an important fire safety measure. Made of fire-resistant materials, fire blankets are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. Fire blankets and associated products are a vital safety measure you should be providing. Especially within the workplace, fire blankets provide an extra...
fire blanket

The importance of a good quality fire blanket.

Fire blankets work on a simple principle: smother the fire and deprive it of oxygen. To do this effectively, they have to be nonflammable themselves and provide as much of a barrier for heat and oxygen as possible.  Our fire blankets are able to withstand temperatures of up to 550°C/1022°F and are manufactured with the...
high temperature fabric

Why do you need high temperature fabrics?

The need for high temperature or fire-resistant fabrics is apparent in many industries due to there being many instances where fabrics need to perform in difficult environments. Here at IC International, we offer a range of different types of high-temperature fabrics available which have different resistances to heat and substances. We are a UK manufacturer...
welding blanket

Why use welding blankets?

We all know that the welding process will create high-temperature sparks and flames, which will hurt people or articles in adjacent regions. A welding blanket can effectively provide protection. Welding blanket is made of heat-resistance, high-thickness, and tight knitting fiberglass fabric. It is suitable for isolative protection of industrial and civil welding. According to the...
smoke

Smoke curtains. How do they work?

Smoke curtains work by containing smoke from a fire in a specific area, to prevent it from spreading to other areas. This containment of smoke provides refuge for people within the building and maximises the probability of escape from the building with no injury. Smoke curtains are capable of providing a more than adequate level...

Weldstop Fabrics, what you need to know.

Weldstop blankets are constructed from a glass cloth base fabric, treated with an ultra-fine mineral based aqueous dispersion. Similar to the refractory glass cloth, this provides a coating of platelets which, at high temperatures, melt to create a protective layer for the base glass cloth. The mineral based treatment also improves the abrasion resistance of...

BRIDELA™ insulation covers.

BRIDELA™ insulation covers, thermal covers and valve insulation covers are the leading brand of purpose designed reusable covers offering excellent insulation benefits for a wide variety of equipment including valves, flanges, calorifiers, strainers, separators, actuators, heat exchangers, elbow bends, etc. These thermal insulation covers are a hugely popular and effective products and have been independently...
fire extinguisher cover

How Long Is a Fire Extinguisher Good For?

Fire extinguishers come in many types and sizes, but they all have one thing in common — a properly charged fire extinguisher can save lives and property. Fire extinguishers do have a shelf life and should be checked regularly to ensure that the pressure is at the recommended level. Performing regular checks and maintenance will...
fire blankets

What Fire Blankets do I need?

IC International are experts in fire resistant materials and we have a choice of Bridela fire blankets that meet different standards depending on the location your business operates from. Before we tell you how our fire blankets differ from each other let’s have a look at some benefits they both share: Bridela Fire Blankets are...
insulation covers

Why should you choose IC International Insulation jackets.

Uninsulated valves are liable to lose the heat equivalent of at least 1m/39″ of the same bore size of uninsulated pipe. That is why valve insulation jackets are so important! Insulation jackets are used to cover pipe fittings that may otherwise be left uncovered. They are easy to fit and remove without damaging the surrounding...