Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2013: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)

Green Building & Materials Chapter 10

Minimize Thermal Edge Losses with Stainless Steel Envelopes for Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)

Authors: A.D. Feinerman, P. Gupta, C. Foster, D.W. Yarbrough, J. Kosny

Affilation: Thermal Conservation Technologies, United States

Pages: 724 - 727

Keywords: vacuum insulation panels, thermal edge losses, thermal bridging

Traditional Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) have either a polymer/aluminum film or metallized polymer film exterior. In either case the VIPs are too fragile to be directly attached to a building’s envelope without a superstructure. The required superstructure reduces the R value gain from using a VIP. We have developed a VIP with a stainless steel foil exterior that can be attached directly to a building’s envelope without a superstructure. We have a thermal model that shows that by lengthening the VIPs edge by a factor of 4 the R value of the VIP can be maintained as long as it is larger than 1 foot square. The stainless steel foil has the additional advantage of having lower permeability to atmospheric gasses, as well as being able to withstand a 120 mph wind.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-0586-2
Pages: 806
Hardcopy: $209.95