Development of metal-clad filled evacuated panel superinsulation

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This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was between Aladdin Industries, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. The purpose of the CRADA was to determine the thermal performance of various metal claddings used to encapsulate Filled Evacuated Panel (FEP) superinsulation and to optimize the cost versus thermal performance of the claddings. A FEP superinsulation is a new type of superinsulation with the potential for saving large amounts of energy in buildings, building equipment, transportation (refrigerated railcars and trucks), industrial applications, etc. The major disadvantage of metal claddings for FEPs is the heat loss through the cladding caused by the ... continued below

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Wilkes, K.E.; Strizak, J.P.; Weaver, F.J.; Besser, J.E. & Smith, D.L. March 1, 1997.

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This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was between Aladdin Industries, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. The purpose of the CRADA was to determine the thermal performance of various metal claddings used to encapsulate Filled Evacuated Panel (FEP) superinsulation and to optimize the cost versus thermal performance of the claddings. A FEP superinsulation is a new type of superinsulation with the potential for saving large amounts of energy in buildings, building equipment, transportation (refrigerated railcars and trucks), industrial applications, etc. The major disadvantage of metal claddings for FEPs is the heat loss through the cladding caused by the high thermal conductivity of most metals. In smaller FEPs, this heat loss can degrade the overall performance of the FEP by factors of two or more as compared with polymer-clad FEPs. On the other hand, metal claddings are essentially impermeable to ambient air, whereas polymer claddings are not. Thus, the longevity and reliability of metal-clad FEPs are much superior to polymer-clad FEPs. In addition, because of the very low vapor pressure of metals as compared to polymers, metal-clad FEPs can achieve and operate at lower internal pressures. These lower pressures allow use of less expensive and/or higher performance filler materials.

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  • Other: DE98002968
  • Report No.: ORNL/M--5871
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/619014 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 619014
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696482

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Wilkes, K.E.; Strizak, J.P.; Weaver, F.J.; Besser, J.E. & Smith, D.L. Development of metal-clad filled evacuated panel superinsulation, report, March 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696482/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.