Development of a Low Heat Loss, Non-CFC-Based Thermal Insulation: Gas-Filled Panels

TitleDevelopment of a Low Heat Loss, Non-CFC-Based Thermal Insulation: Gas-Filled Panels
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsBrent T Griffith, Dariush K Arasteh, Stephen E Selkowitz
Call NumberLBL-31633
Abstract

This report presents the results of a California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) exploratory project to develop a new high-performance insulating material, gas-filled panels (GFPs), that is not based on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Applications for GFPs are widespread, with a primary focus on refrigerator/freezer appliances and building walls. While this project has proven the thermal performance potential of GFPs, further development is necessary to optimize designs for cost, manufacturing, and performance.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-31633