Advances in Multilayer Insulations

  • L. C. Matsch
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)

Abstract

It Is generally accepted that there are two outstanding types of modern high-quality cryogenic insulations. The first group consists of opacified powders and the second is the so-called superinsulations which are of multilayer construction. Table I compares the outstanding characteristics of the two types of insulation. The advantages of powders are:
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    The vacuum requirement is much less stringent for achieving full performance. Usually a pressure of several μHg is quite acceptable, while super-insulations require a pressure not higher than 0,1 μHg.

     
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    They are relatively easy to apply, even to complicated shapes of the insulation space, while multilayer insulations require special techniques to achieve economical installation.

     

Keywords

Radiative Heat Transfer Effective Shield Lateral Conductivity Insulation Space Multilayer Insulation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Matsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Union Carbide CorporationLinde CompanyTonawandaUSA

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