Custom-Designed Vacuum Insulation

We custom design ultra thin vacuum insulation to fit your application’s thermal and spatial requirements. Our engineers consider everything from component-level parameters to system-level parameters, including pressure, vibration, structural load, and other environmental factors. Our goal is to deliver high performance thermal insulation, tailored to your unique needs.

The majority of Insulon® designs are based on cylindrical and elliptical geometries. Insulon® can be manufactured as a standalone part, or an Insulon® lining can be installed inside the walls of an existing metal tube, pipe, can, or other geometry. While many of our designs are based on unique, one-of-a-kind geometries, the configurations below give some examples of design possibilities.

Insulation Materials

Insulation materials are selected according to the temperature requirements of each application. The majority of our parts are built with stainless steel. Alternative metals include Inconel and other alloys. Our R&D department is actively researching ceramic Insulon®.

Dimensions

Insulon® components are available in lengths up to approximately 4 feet. Individual segments can be designed to fit together with couplings to make longer assemblies. Diameters can range from hypodermic needle gauge sizing up to approximately 1 foot.

Vacuum insulated tubes and pipes built with high performance Insulon Technology
Pre-bent vacuum insulated tube built with Insulon Technology shown in double-bent configuration
High temperature vacuum insulated containers built with Insulon Technology
Flexible vacuum insulated hose is bent to demonstrate small bend radius. Built with Insulon Technology.
Vacuum insulated tubes and pipes built with high performance Insulon Technology

Tubes & Pipes

Vacuum insulated tubes and pipes built with Insulon® Technology deliver high performance thermal insulation in environments ranging from -270°C to 1000°C. An alternative to insulation wraps, blankets, and other insulation materials, vacuum insulated tubes have thermal insulation already built-in. The exposed surface of the stainless steel pipe makes inspection a breeze, with no need to remove and reinstall insulation materials. The overall wall thickness of an Insulon® vacuum insulated pipe is barely above that of a single-walled pipe, delivering high performance insulation in a low profile, low maintenance package. Stainless steel resists corrosion.

Pre-bent vacuum insulated tube built with Insulon Technology shown in double-bent configuration

Pre-Bent Tubes

Our pre-bent tubing delivers high performance thermal insulation in environments ranging from -270°C to 1000°C. Made with our patented Insulon® Technology, our curved metal pipes maneuver bends and turns without sacrificing thermal insulation performance. Built to your specification using stainless steel or other alloys, our vacuum insulated pre-bent tubes arrive at your door with bends in place, ready to fit seamlessly into your application. Just like our straight tubes and pipes (and all of our parts), the overall wall thickness of our curved double-walled tubing is barely above that of a single-walled tube. Built with corrosion-resistant materials.

Flexible vacuum insulated hose is bent to demonstrate small bend radius. Built with Insulon Technology.

Flexible Hoses

Insulated hoses built with Insulon® Technology deliver high performance insulation for applications ranging from -270°C to 1000°C. Our flexible vacuum insulated tubes work with you to transport thermally sensitive materials where you need them to go. A small bend radius allows our flexible hoses and tubes to move freely while consistently delivering reliable thermal insulation performance. Whether you are transporting cryogenic liquid nitrogen or high temperature gases, our low overall wall thickness keeps volume flow rates high.

High temperature vacuum insulated containers built with Insulon Technology

Cans & Containers

Vacuum insulated cans and containers built with Insulon® Technology deliver high performance thermal insulation in applications ranging from -270°C to 1000°C. Vacuum insulated cans and containers can provide solutions for a variety of applications, including storing thermally sensitive materials, preserving materials during transit by reducing boil-off, and protecting sensitive components from damaging thermal exposure. Our sturdy stainless steel design provides both physical and thermal protection for delicate and valuable sensors and substances. Insulon® cans and containers are available in both open-top and closed-top designs.

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