Accession Number : ADA125264


Title :   Handbook of Thermal Insulation Applications.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : EMC ENGINEERS INC DENVER CO


Personal Author(s) : Croy,Don E ; Dougherty,Douglas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a125264.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 427


Abstract : This document is intended to provide current design information on insulation materials and assemblies for building envelopes and mechanical systems. Compiled data includes thermophysical properties of commonly used generic thermal insulating materials and their application in wall, floor and roof assemblies, door and window assemblies, and in mechanical piping, tanks, vessels, equipment, and air duct installations. Listings of insulation materials are sorted by both manufacturer's trade names and by product descriptions. Plates showing typical new retrofit installation details for these materials in building assemblies and mechanical systems are provided. An understanding of how insulation conserves energy, and fundamentals of heat transfer are provided. Information on computer programs for heat transmission, mass and thermal capacity calculations is included. Examples are given that show how the document can be used to estimate energy savings attainable with thermal insulation in building wall and piping assemblies. Methods for optimizing insulation thicknesses are provided in a section on insulation economics. This document is a revision to an earlier edition titled Building Insulation Materials Compilation published as report number CR80.001. The document is in the PLASTEC information system as PL-036146. (Author, modified-PL).


Descriptors :   *THERMAL INSULATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ALGORITHMS , VAPORS , MATERIALS , FLOORS , BUILDINGS , WINDOWS , WALLS , HANDBOOKS , ENERGY CONSERVATION , DOORS , WEATHERPROOFING , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , PIPING SYSTEMS , ROOFS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE