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Main Title Advanced insulations for refrigerator/freezers: the potential for new shell designs incorporating polymer barrier construction /
Author Griffith, Brent. ; Arasteh, D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Arasteh, Dariush.
CORP Author Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA. Energy and Environment Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-93/009
Stock Number PB93-146991
Additional Subjects Insulation ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Refrigerators ; Freezers ; Pollution abatement ; Polymers ; Design criteria ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Manufacturing ; Thermal resistance ; Performance evaluation ; Alternatives ; Foam ; Advanced insulation panels ; Advanced insulation components
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-146991 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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.