Performance

Looking for insulation with the right R-value or U-value? With Insulon®, we customize insulation performance to suit your unique needs — in as little as 0.25 mm. Want to find out what Insulon® can do for your system? Submit your inquiry and we’ll see what we can do.

Looking for insulation with the right R-value or U-value? With Insulon®, we customize insulation performance to suit your unique needs — in as little as 0.25 mm. Want to find out what Insulon® can do for your system? Submit your inquiry and we’ll see what we can do.

Insulon® Thermal Performance

Insulon® is different from traditional insulation materials, which have set insulation values. Insulon® parts are custom designed to meet the needs of individual applications, which means that U-values vary for each system. Our engineers tailor insulation performance to suit the unique thermal needs of each application by adjusting various parameters such as length, inner diameter, outer diameter, and material selection. We can even add multilayer insulation (MLI) to the vacuum annulus to reduce radiation heat transfer.

The analyses below detail some examples of the thermal insulation performance you can expect from Insulon®. If you have a question regarding potential performance in your application, contact us.

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Insulon® is different from traditional insulation materials, which have set insulation values. Insulon® parts are custom designed to meet the needs of individual applications, which means that U-values vary for each system. Our engineers tailor insulation performance to suit the unique thermal needs of each application by adjusting various parameters such as length, inner diameter, outer diameter, and material selection. We can even add multilayer insulation (MLI) to the vacuum annulus to reduce radiation heat transfer.

The analyses below detail some examples of the thermal insulation performance you can expect from Insulon®. If you have a question regarding potential performance in your application, contact us.

Cryogenic Performance

External touch temperature analysis

6 inch Insulon® straight tube vs. liquid nitrogen

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External touch temperature analysis

6 inch Insulon® straight tube vs. liquid nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen was run through a 6 inch long, 9/16 inch OD, 1/2 inch ID Insulon® straight tube. External touch temperature of the Insulon® tube was compared to external touch temperature of an air insulated tube and non insulated tube. Touch temperature measurements were taken at the midpoint (3 inches along the 6 inch tube). Ambient temperature was 23°C.

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Boil-off analysis

3 inch Insulon® can vs. liquid nitrogen

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Boil-off analysis

3 inch Insulon® can vs. liquid nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen was allowed to evaporate from a 2.5 inch Insulon® open-top can and a non-insulated, single-walled can. Boil-off rates were recorded for 3 minutes. Ambient temperature was 23°C.

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High Temperature Performance

External touch temperature analysis

6 inch Insulon® straight tube vs. heat gun

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External touch temperature analysis

6 inch Insulon® straight tube vs. heat gun

Forced hot air was run through a 6 inch long, 9/16 inch OD, 1/2 inch ID Insulon® straight tube. External touch temperature was compared to the hot air temperature at the inlet. Touch temperature measurements were taken at the midpoint (3 inches along the 6 inch tube). Ambient temperature was 23°C.

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Inlet & outlet temperature analysis

12 inch Insuline™ straight tube vs. heat gun

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Inlet & outlet temperature analysis

12 inch Insuline™ straight tube vs. heat gun

Forced hot air was run through a 12 inch Insuline™ straight tube. Inlet and outlet temperatures were recorded, as well as external touch temperatures with 100°C inlet and 500°C inlet. Touch temperature measurements were taken at the midpoint (6 inches along the 12 inch tube). Ambient temperature was 23°C.

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U-value calculator

24 inch Insulon® straight tube

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U-value calculator

24 inch Insulon® straight tube

U-values vary for each custom designed Insulon® part. This technical data sheet provides simulated U-value calculations for a stainless steel Insulon® straight tube with the following dimensions:

  • Length: 24 in (61 cm)
  • Outer Diameter (OD): 2 in (5 cm)
  • Overall Wall Thickness: 0.14 in (3.6 mm)

Radiation Heat Transfer

Insulon® with Multilayer Insulation

The majority of applications find sufficient thermal insulation performance with our standard Insulon® parts, which use our proprietary advanced vacuum insulation to drastically reduce convective and conductive heat transfer. If your application requires even higher performance, you may need to reduce heat transfer due to radiation. Our most advanced Insulon® parts include high density multilayer insulation (MLI) to reduce radiation heat transfer. Developed by our engineering team, our multilayer insulation can pack up to 18 layers per inch and can be installed directly in the vacuum annulus of Insulon® tubes, pipes, cans, containers, and flasks. Like all of our parts, our Insulon® + MLI packages are designed for thermal environments up to 1000°C.

When applications demand even higher performance, managing radiation heat transfer is key.

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Insulon® + MLI

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The majority of applications find sufficient thermal insulation performance with our standard Insulon® parts, which use our proprietary advanced vacuum insulation to drastically reduce convective and conductive heat transfer. If your application requires even higher performance, you may need to reduce heat transfer due to radiation. Our most advanced Insulon® parts include high density multilayer insulation (MLI) developed by our engineering team. Our multilayer insulation can pack up to 18 layers per inch and can be installed directly in the vacuum annulus of Insulon® tubes, pipes, cans, containers, and flasks. Like all of our parts, our Insulon® + MLI packages are designed for thermal environments up to 1000°C.

Geometries

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STRAIGHT TUBES

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BENT TUBES

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CANS

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FLEXIBLE TUBES

Schlieren & Thermal Imaging Demo

Insulon® Protects Sensitive Components