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Title: Gas filled panel insulation

Abstract

A structural or flexible highly insulative panel which may be translucent, is formed from multi-layer polymeric material in the form of an envelope surrounding a baffle. The baffle is designed so as to minimize heat transfer across the panel, by using material which forms substantially closed spaces to suppress convection of the low conductivity gas fill. At least a portion of the baffle carries a low emissivity surface for suppression of infrared radiation. 18 figures.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5442135
Patent Number(s):
US 5270092; A
Assignee:
The Regents, Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-045445
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Aug 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; THERMAL INSULATION; DESIGN; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; SOLAR CONTROL FILMS; FILMS; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Griffith, B.T., Arasteh, D.K., and Selkowitz, S.E. Gas filled panel insulation. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Griffith, B.T., Arasteh, D.K., & Selkowitz, S.E. Gas filled panel insulation. United States.
Griffith, B.T., Arasteh, D.K., and Selkowitz, S.E. 1993. "Gas filled panel insulation". United States. doi:.
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  • A structural or flexible highly insulative panel which may be translucent, is formed from multi-layer polymeric material in the form of an envelope surrounding a baffle. The baffle is designed so as to minimize heat transfer across the panel, by using material which forms substantially closed spaces to suppress convection of the low conductivity gas fill. At least a portion of the baffle carries a low emissivity surface for suppression of infrared radiation.
  • A thermal insulation panel which is lightweight, load bearing, accommodates thermal stress, and has excellent high temperature insulation capability comprising high performance insulation between thin metal walls supported by high density, high strength glass pegs made in compliance with specified conditions of time, temperature and pressure.
  • A vacuum thermal insulation panel comprises a pair of laminated plastic and aluminum sheets together with a plastic edge strip sealed to the edges of the sheets so as to define an evacuable volume in which a glass fiber mat is disposed. The insulation panel of the present invention takes advantage of the light-weight, low cost and low thermal conductivity of plastic materials to form an evacuable volume into which a glass fiber insulating mat is disposed for support of the panel which is evacuated to provide improved thermal insulation. Additionally, a gas permeation barrier is employed on the edgemore » strip of the panel to minimize gas permeation at its edges. A metal foil layer provides gas permeation protection through the large surface areas of the sheets themselves.« less
  • The insulation panel includes a corrugated sheet having a fibrous blanket of insulation secured thereto and an end cap secured to an upper portion of the corrugated sheet. The end cap provides a means by which an upper portion of the panel may be anchored to a vertical structural wall to be insulated and a means by which a panel in a next upper row may be supported. After installation, fastening means between the end cap and the corrugated sheet is removed to allow the upper portion of the corrugated sheet to float in the end cap and compensate formore » thermal expansion and contraction. In another embodiment of the panel, the fastening means between the end cap and the corrugated sheet is frangible and shears in two upon expansion and contraction of the corrugated sheet.« less
  • A thermal insulation panel which is lightweight, load bearing, accommodates thermal stress, and has excellent high temperature insulation capability comprises high performance insulation between thin metal walls supported by high density, high strength glass pegs made in compliance with specified conditions of time, temperature and pressure. 2 figs.