Insulating material used to protect items from electric or heat transfer.
By definition, an insulation is a material used for protecting or guarding another object from heat or electrical transfer. Thermal insulation reduces the transfer of thermal energy (heat), which is often used in machinery to protect certain parts from excessive heat. Thermal insulation is also used in buildings to keep heat inside during the winter and heat outside during the summer, saving energy that would otherwise be wasted. Electrical insulation is a resistant material used to reduce the transfer of electricity. Electrical insulation is usually wrapped around electrical wires to prevent short-circuiting, unwanted contact with other nearby wires, and electrocution when touched. Fiberglass is typically used as a thermal insulator, and rubber for electrical, although a wide variety of materials exist that can serve as insulators.
Sold in hardware stores around the world. Fiberglass is toxic — handle with care.
- Compound Structures
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