Vacuum insulation panel (VIP): an historic opportunity for the building construction industry

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInterface: the Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute
Pages1318; # of pages: 6
Subjectvacuum insulation panel; VIP; buidling
AbstractThe construction of VIPs is based on the principle of vacuum technology, invented by British scientist James Dewar in 1892. VIPs are made with open porous core materials enclosed in an impermeable gas barrier (Figure 1) and have three major components: 1) open porous core material that imparts mechanical strength and thermal insulating capacity 2) gas barrier/facer foil that provides the air and vapor-tight enclosure for the core material, and 3) getter and desiccant inside the core material that help extend the service life by adsorbing residual or permeating atmospheric gases or water vapor in the barrier enclosure.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
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NRC numberNRC-CONST-56179
NPARC number21275407
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Record identifier03e153bc-0938-4c1d-9721-7df9d8ffd6c2
Record created2015-07-08
Record modified2017-04-05
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