Preparation and characterization of vacuum insulation panels with super-stratified glass fiber core material

Zhou Chen, Zhaofeng Chen, Zhaogang Yang, Jiaming Hu, Yong Yang, Lingqian Chang, L. James Lee, Tengzhou Xu

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Abstract

VIPs (vacuum insulation panels) with super-stratified glass fiber core material were prepared by CSB (centrifugal-spinneret-blow) process. The fiber orientation of the super-stratified glass fiber core material was concentrated in the X-Z plane which was perpendicular to the heat transfer direction. The initial thermal conductivity of this novel VIPs was only 1.25 mW/(m K) which performs up to two times more thermal insulation than conventional wet core material (2.62 mW/(m K)). The thermal conductivity of VIP with CSB-3. μm was significantly lower than that calculated from the theoretical curves with mean pore size of 10 μm. The results demonstrated that thermal conductivity of VIP with CSB-3. μm attained 1.25, 1.76, 2.04, 2.91, 3.45, 4.58, 9.16, 13.03 mW/(m K) under the pressure of 0.03, 0.06, 0.09, 0.3, 0.5, 0.9, 5 and 10 mbar, respectively. This is a great breakthrough to dramatically increase the service life-span of VIP with glass fiber core material. Their further advantages compared to conventional wet process are their lower energy consumption and cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-954
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy
Volume93
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2015

Keywords

  • Core material
  • Glass fiber
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Vacuum insulation panels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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