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Title: Measured effects of dust on the performance of radiant barriers installed on top of attic insulation

Abstract

The rate of dust accumulation and the effect of this dust accumulation on a horizontal radiant barrier (HRB) is of special interest because a HRB may perform better in both summer and winter than a truss radiant barrier (TRB), a HRB is much easier to install for retrofits in existing homes, and a HRB requires less radiant barrier (RB) material than a TRB. However, a HRB has two important potential disadvantages -- condensation during winter which might cause structural damage and dust accumulation which could significantly degrade thermal performance. Results of a winter moisture field test have been reported previously by the authors of this paper. 16 refs., 10 figs., 10 tabs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
  2. Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN (USA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/CE; TVA
OSTI Identifier:
7011193
Report Number(s):
CONF-9006117-3
ON: DE90008911
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Annual meeting of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, St. Louis, MO (USA), 9-13 Jun 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DUSTS; BUILDUP; THERMAL INSULATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; ARIZONA; BUILDINGS; CALIBRATION; CEILINGS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COOLING SYSTEMS; DATA PROCESSING; DESIGN; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FIBERGLASS; HEAT FLUX; HEAT TRANSFER; INSTALLATION; LOAD ANALYSIS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEASURING METHODS; MODIFICATIONS; POWER DEMAND; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAMPLING; SOLAR RADIATION; STATISTICAL MODELS; SURFACE PROPERTIES; TENNESSEE; TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY; THERMOCOUPLES; VARIATIONS; VENTS; WEATHER; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; FEDERAL REGION IV; FEDERAL REGION IX; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; PROCESSING; RADIATIONS; STELLAR RADIATION; TESTING; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-); 296000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power

Citation Formats

Levins, W P, and Hall, J A. Measured effects of dust on the performance of radiant barriers installed on top of attic insulation. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Levins, W P, & Hall, J A. Measured effects of dust on the performance of radiant barriers installed on top of attic insulation. United States.
Levins, W P, and Hall, J A. Mon . "Measured effects of dust on the performance of radiant barriers installed on top of attic insulation". United States.
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abstractNote = {The rate of dust accumulation and the effect of this dust accumulation on a horizontal radiant barrier (HRB) is of special interest because a HRB may perform better in both summer and winter than a truss radiant barrier (TRB), a HRB is much easier to install for retrofits in existing homes, and a HRB requires less radiant barrier (RB) material than a TRB. However, a HRB has two important potential disadvantages -- condensation during winter which might cause structural damage and dust accumulation which could significantly degrade thermal performance. Results of a winter moisture field test have been reported previously by the authors of this paper. 16 refs., 10 figs., 10 tabs.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7011193}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
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