||Advanced insulations for refrigerator/freezers: the potential for new shell designs incorporating polymer barrier construction /
Griffith, Brent. ;
||Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA. Energy and Environment Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
Pollution abatement ;
Design criteria ;
Thermal resistance ;
Performance evaluation ;
Advanced insulation panels ;
Advanced insulation components
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||36 pages ; 28 cm
The report examines domestic refrigerator/freezer (R/F) design alternatives which may offer greater increase in thermal performance than is possible with panel/foam composites. (NOTE: Current efforts to design and build R/Fs with high performance insulation technology are directed at using vacuum panels in a composite with polymer foam to improve performance; however, certain restrictions generally enable only relatively small improvement in thermal resistance using these techniques.) These design alternatives involve basic redesign of the R/F and use of alternative materials of construction. One design alternative includes use of a polymer outer shell material component that incorporates in its construction an advanced insulation technology that reduces thermal bridging and edge losses. Computer modelling of a R/F door incorporating the concept shows a doubling of effective thermal resistance over conventional R/F designs. The report also addresses materials and manufacturing technologies needed to fabricate polymer-barrier advanced insulation components for R/Fs.
"January 1993." Microfiche.