You may have seen double-walled bottles, thermoses, or coffee cups, and think that you understand the capabilities of vacuum insulation. However, all vacuum insulation is not created equal. Insulon® is based on vacuum technology, but Insulon® is not your average vacuum insulation.
Insulon® is an ultra powerful thermal barrier that uses advanced vacuum technology alongside additional elements to drastically reduce heat transfer. Insulon® vacuum spaces can virtually eliminate convective heat transfer, and additional elements may be included to reduce radiation heat transfer. Some key features include:
- ultra thin profile (millimeters, or less!)
- high temperature capabilities (1000°C+)
- reliable long term performance
- low maintenance materials
Each Insulon® part is custom designed to suit the unique thermal needs of individual applications. Our goal is to minimize heat transfer while consuming as little space as possible.
Ultra thin profile
Insulon® provides high performance insulation in an ultra thin package. Overall wall thickness can be as low as 0.25 mm!
Insulon® Sheath transports liquid nitrogen (-196°C) while maintaining safe external touch temperature
High temperature capabilities
Due to our proprietary manufacturing process, Insulon® boasts a wider operating temperature range than other vacuum insulation systems. Most vacuum insulation systems are only used for cryogenic applications and suffer issues with contamination when used at higher temperatures. Insulon® can be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications up to 1000°C.
Insulon® tube contains heat from a welding torch flame during transient state
Long term performance
You may have encountered other vacuum insulation systems that require pump downs in order to maintain insulation performance. Insulon® does not require pump down maintenance. In fact, our parts don’t even have pump down ports. Insulon® parts are standalone components that are not accompanied by vacuum pumps or other tools. Insulon® prototypes can often be designed as drop-in parts.
Low maintenance materials
With a vast number of insulation materials available, selecting the right one can be a challenging process. Many materials provide adequate insulation, but come with other problems. Materials may require tedious installation processes that include wrapping, spraying, or clamping. Some materials may be unsightly or have an odor. Wear and tear can introduce problems such as delamination or corrosion under insulation. Maintenance may include time consuming removal, inspection, and reinstallation.
Insulon® provides a solution to many of the problems posed by traditional insulation materials. Insulon® parts are low maintenance, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. Stainless steel design resists corrosion. Installation does not require any accessories such as clamps or tape. With Insulon®, the insulation is built into the metal component, which is visible to the naked eye. Parts can be easily inspected without the need for insulation removal and reinstallation.
Each Insulon® part is custom designed to suit the thermal needs of individual applications. For some of the most demanding applications, reducing convective heat transfer is not enough. When applications demand increased performance, reducing radiation heat transfer is key. Our engineers have developed our high temperature multilayer insulation to reduce radiation heat transfer. Our multilayer insulation can be integrated inside the vacuum annulus of any Insulon® part. These MLI packages have the same wide operating temperature range as standard parts, appropriate for environments ranging form cryogenic to 1000°C.