Firstly, what sort of heat do you have? Conduction, convection or radiated heat?

We are often asked for a solution to a heat problem and the first thing we think about is whether the problem is caused by conduction, convection or radiation. We will try to keep this simple. Conduction is the transfer of heat energy by direct contact. Convection is caused by heat transfer within a fluid …

Should My Exhaust Wrap or New Turbo Blanket Smoke on First Start-Up

The short answer is yes. Most fibreglass and basalt insulation products will emit some smoke during their first heat cycle. During the production process for glass fibre fabrics, binders or specially formulated starches are used to lubricate the fibres and hold them in their woven pattern. When subject to high temperatures these starches or binders …

Formula 1 Exhaust Wrap

We are big Formula 1 fans here at Kool Wrap and we were delighted to see Daniel Ricciardo win the Chinese Grand Prix last week. The Formula 1 teams are notoriously secretive and we rarely see behind the scenes photos of their technology. But we recently came across this photo of an unidentified Formula 1 …

Do Turbo Blankets Actually Boost Performance?

Turbo Blankets or Beanies where introduced for 4 key reasons: Reduce under bonnet or hood temperatures to protect fuel lines, hoses and other engine components from heat damage Reduce the chance of injury for mechanics working near hot turbochargers Improve performance by lowering engine bay temperatures and therefore intake air temperatures Increase temperatures of the …