Development of a Low Heat Loss, Non-CFC-Based Thermal Insulation: Gas-Filled Panels

Publication Type

Report

LBNL Report Number

LBL-31633

Abstract

This report presents the results of a California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) exploratory project to develop a new high-performance insulating material, gas-filled panels (GFPs), that is not based on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Applications for GFPs are widespread, with a primary focus on refrigerator/freezer appliances and building walls. While this project has proven the thermal performance potential of GFPs, further development is necessary to optimize designs for cost, manufacturing, and performance.

Year of Publication

1992

Call Number

LBL-31633