Thermal characterisation of Composite Insulation Panels using a vacuum insulated core

ALAM, Mahmood and O'FLAHERTY, Fin (2017). Thermal characterisation of Composite Insulation Panels using a vacuum insulated core. In: SOLARIS Conference 2017, Brunel University, London, 27-28 July 2017. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Composite Insulation Panels (CIPs) are used in building envelopes due to their thermal insulation properties, lightweight, aesthetics and ease of production and installation. In this paper, an advanced thermal insulation core material (vacuum insulation) with a thermal conductivity of 5-8 mWm-1K-1 has been investigated as core material for enhancing the thermal insulation performance of CIPs. Results revealed a significant reduction in heat loss and improvement in thermal performance of the vacuum insulation compared to that of the conventional extruded polystyrene (XPS) core material. It was determined that the CIP with a vacuum insulation core had a thermal transmission of 0.38 Wm-2K-1 compared to 0.78 Wm-2K-1 for XPS core of equivalent thickness at the centre of the panel. This represents a 51% reduction in heat loss through the vacuum insulated CIP.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Engineering and Mathematics
Depositing User: Fin O'Flaherty
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 08:25
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16669

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