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Cryogenic Vacuum Insulation for Vessels and PipingCryogenic vacuum insulation systems, with proper materials selection and execution, can offer the highest levels of thermal performance. Three areas of consideration are vital to achieve the optimum result: materials, representative test conditions, and engineering approach for the particular application. Deficiency in one of these three areas can prevent optimum performance and lead to severe inefficiency. Materials of interest include micro-fiberglass, multilayer insulation, and composite arrangements. Cylindrical liquid nitrogen boil-off calorimetry methods were used. The need for standard thermal conductivity data is addressed through baseline testing. Engineering analysis and design factors such as layer thickness, density, and practicality are also considered.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kogan, A.
Fesmire, J.
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Johnson, W.
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Minnick, J.
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
July 19, 2010
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
International Cryogenic Engineering Conference 23 - International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2010 (ICEC 23 - ICMC 2010)(Wroclaw, Poland)
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Public Use Permitted.

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