Vacuum insulation applications

Is advanced vacuum insulation right for my application?

Thermal insulation can have significant impacts on design, structure, and system performance, and selecting the right materials for your system is an important decision. Advanced vacuum insulation delivers unique, high-performance solutions for complex thermal problems. If conventional materials have been proving insufficient or ineffective for your system, Insulon® may provide ... Read more
Small diameter vacuum insulated pipe demo

Liquid Nitrogen Insulation Video Demonstration

High-performance vacuum insulation works with high temperature and cryogenic fluids The demo video below compares the thermal performance of a ½ inch Insulon® vacuum insulated tube to an air-insulated tube and a non-insulated tube. As you can see in the video, Insulon® maintains the external surface temperature closer to ambient ... Read more
Vacuum Insulation Demo: Thermal Protection for Sensors and Instruments

Vacuum Insulation Demo: Thermal Protection for Sensors and Instruments

Ultra thin vacuum insulation (1.4mm) protects against 600°C thermal exposure Working with sensors in high temperature environments can pose a variety of challenges. High-performance thermal insulation can allow sensors and other delicate instruments to operate in higher temperature environments for longer periods of time. Ultra-thin vacuum insulation offers a low … Read more

Looking for thermal management solutions? Don't forget this important tool

Looking for thermal management solutions?

Don’t forget this important tool Thermal management is often discussed in terms of electronic devices, which generate excess heat. Overheating can damage electronics, which means this heat needs to be dissipated. Thermal management systems use a wide range of cooling solutions, including heat sinks, heat pipes, heat exchangers, liquid cooling … Read more

High temperature flame passes through the center of a vacuum insulated tube

Is vacuum insulation effective at high temperatures?

Advancements in thermal technology introduce high-temperature vacuum insulation (up to 1000°C) For years, cryogenic systems have benefitted enormously from vacuum insulation. According to NASA, "Cryogenic thermal insulation systems that incorporate a vacuum environment can provide the lowest possible heat transfer." But what about high-temperature applications? Could vacuum insulation be an ... Read more
Vacuum Insulation Demo: Thermal Shock Test

Vacuum Insulation with High Thermal Shock Resistance (video)

Insulon® advanced vacuum insulation resists high-temperature thermal shock for reliable performanceWhat is thermal shock? Thermal shock occurs when materials are rapidly exposed to extreme temperatures. Severe and/or repeated exposure to sudden changes in temperature can lead to degradations in material strength or performance. This can cause issues for some insulation ... Read more
Ceramic insulation prototype. Insulon® Technology

Ceramic Insulon®

Ceramic Insulon® prototype Research & Development Concept Group engineers are conducting exciting new research on ceramic Insulon®. We have used ceramics in high-end applications, but today’s research is pushing the envelope to understand the full capabilities and cost effectiveness of ceramic Insulon®. Standard Materials Millions of Insulon® parts have been … Read more

Schlieren optical image showing the airflow from a lighter flame

Vacuum Insulation Demo with Schlieren & Thermal Imaging

Patented vacuum technology delivers high performance insulation for cryogenic and high temperature applications Creating visual demonstrations for high-performance thermal insulation can be a challenging process. Heat can be a difficult thing to lay your eyes on! Luckily, we can visualize heat flow using some interesting optical systems. Schlieren imaging illustrates … Read more

High temperature multilayer insulation installed inside the vacuum annulus of an Insulon vacuum insulated tube

Vacuum Super Insulation with High Temperature MLI

High-temperature multi-layer insulation reduces radiation heat transfer in applications up to 1000°C Thermal radiation can easily penetrate most types of insulation materials, even those designed for high temperatures. Vacuum insulation drastically reduces convective and conductive heat transfer, but radiation can still get through. For super insulation performance, reducing radiation heat ... Read more
Aerogel insulation protects a flower from a hot flame

Aerogel vs. Vacuum Insulation

Ultrathin vacuum insulation offers a super-strong, high-temperature aerogel alternative Aerogel is one of the most effective types of insulation on earth. This exceptionally lightweight, porous, and low-density material can be found in applications ranging from commercial products to Mars Rovers. It is a highly effective thermal insulator – but it can ... Read more