Small Diameter Vacuum Insulated Pipe Demo

High performance thermal insulation for cryogenic fluid transport Vacuum insulated pipes provide high-performance thermal insulation for cryogenic fluid transport. Built with corrosion-resistant stainless steel, vacuum insulated pipes are suitable for cryogenic fluids including liquid nitrogen, helium, hydrogen, and argon. The video above compares the thermal performance of a small-diameter vacuum insulated pipe to air-insulated and … Read more

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 footprint, space-saving insulation option for … Read more

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 systems, fans, and phase change materials to keep electronics within … Read more

Can vacuum insulation be effective at high temperatures?

Advancements in thermal technology introduce high temperature vacuum insulation solutions Cryogenic systems benefit 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 effective high temperature insulation material? “Cryogenic thermal insulation … Read more

Vacuum Insulation Demo: Thermal Shock Test

Exposing high-performance vacuum insulation to thermal shock of 500°C Thermal shock occurs when materials are suddenly exposed to extreme temperatures. Severe thermal shock can lead to degradations in material strength or performance. With vacuum insulation, thermal shock can result in contamination of the vacuum space, leading to impaired insulation performance. Insulon® vacuum insulation is built … Read more

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 built from metals including stainless ... Read more

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 heat flow by observing small … Read more

MLI takes vacuum insulation performance to the next level

High temperature multilayer insulation designed for applications up to 1000°C Thermal radiation can easily penetrate the vast majority of insulation materials, even those designed for high temperatures. Standard Insulon® vacuum insulation drastically reduces convective and conductive heat transfer, but radiation can still get through. For super insulation performance, reducing radiation heat transfer is key. That’s … Read more

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 also be extremely … Read more