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    Thermal Insulation, Materials, and Systems for Energy Conservation in the '80s

    Govan FA, Greason DM, McAllister JD
    Published: 1983

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    Over fifty papers comprise the contents of this publication and address the more effective utilization of thermal insulation. These papers are divided among nine categories dealing with federal and state energy programs; insulation safety and health issues; economic evaluation; thermal testing apparatus; field and laboratory testing of building components; convection and air infiltration effects; moisture effects; materials behavior; and mechanical, power, and process systems insulation.

    Table of Contents


    Welcoming Remarks

    Session Summary: Federal and State Energy Programs

    Session Summary: Insulation Safety and Health Issues

    Session Summary: Economic Evaluation

    Session Summary: Thermal Testing Apparatus

    Session Summary: Field and Laboratory Testing of Building Components

    Session Summary: Convection and Air Infiltration Effects

    Session Summary: Moisture Effects

    Session Summary: Materials Behavior

    Session Summary: Mechanical, Power, and Process Systems Insulation


    The National Program Plan for the Thermal Performance of Building Envelope Systems and Materials

    Innovative Building Insulation Systems: Code Acceptance, Standards, and Laboratory Accreditation Practices in Massachusetts

    Implementation and Enforcement of Residential Energy Conservation Standards—The California Experience

    Home Insulation: The User's View

    Tackling Safety and Health Issues in the Use of Thermal Insulation

    Efficient Application of Boron Fire Retardant to Cellulosic Loose-Fill Insulation

    Aspects of Corrosion Testing of Thermal-Insulating Materials

    Health Aspects of Man-Made Vitreous Fiber Insulations

    Indoor Air Pollution, Energy Conservation, and the Use of Building Materials

    Total Energy Costs of Building Construction and Operation

    Study Periods and Energy Price Escalation Rates—Important Factors in the Economic Evaluation of Insulation Systems

    Life-Cycle Cost Economic Optimization of Insulation, Infiltration, and Solar Aperture in Energy-Efficient Houses

    Engineering and Economic Evaluation of a Commercial Roof/Insulation Retrofit

    Development of a Testing Procedure for a Guarded Hot Box Facility

    Design and Calibration of a Rotatable Thermal Test Facility

    Flanking Loss Calibration for a Calibrated Hot Box

    Design of Round-Robin Tests with Guarded/Calibrated Hot Boxes, Guarded Hot Plates, and Heat Flow Meters

    Design and Construction of a Full-Thickness Guarded Hot Plate Test System

    Comments on Calibration and Design of a Heat Flow Meter

    Effect of Mounting on the Performance of Surface Heat Flow Meters Used to Evaluate Building Heat Losses

    Thermographic Inspection of Cavity-Wall Insulation Retrofits

    Residential Sidewall Insulation Case Histories, Including Experiences and Problems in the Field Application of Loose Fill

    Simplified Thermal Parameters: A Model of the Dynamic Performance of Walls

    Thermal Resistances of Insulated Brick Veneer Walls with Reflective and Nonreflective Air Spaces

    Thermal Performance of Insulated Metal Building Roof Deck Constructions

    Thermal Testing of Roof Systems

    Glass Fiber as a Draining Insulation System for the Exterior of Basement Walls

    Thermal Performance of Various Insulations in Below-Earth-Grade Perimeter Application

    Comparison of Annual Heating Loads for Various Basement Wall Insulation Strategies by Using Transient and Steady-State Models

    Thermal Transmittance and Conductance of Roof Constructions Incorporating Fibrous Insulation

    Investigation of Attic Insulation Effectiveness by Using Actual Energy Consumption Data

    New and Retrofit Insulation of Single-Member Cathedral Ceiling, A-Frame, and Flat Residential Roofs

    Effect of Air Movement on Thermal Resistance of Loose-Fill Thermal Insulations

    Effectiveness of Wall Insulation

    Energy Conservation with Air Infiltration Barriers

    Influence of Moisture on Heat Transfer Through Fibrous-Insulating Materials

    Heat and Moisture Transfer in a Glass Fiber Roof-Insulating Material

    Effect of Moisture on Thermal Resistance of Some Insulations in a Flat Roof under Field-Type Conditions

    Can Wet Roof Insulation Be Dried Out?

    Moisture Control in Retrofit Commercial Roof Insulations

    Water Vapor Flow and High Thermal Resistance Insulation Systems for Metal Buildings

    Elevated Temperature and Humidity Effects on Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulations Observed by Scanning Electron Microscopy

    Thermal Resistance and Aging of Rigid Urethane Foam Insulation

    Settling of Loose-Fill Insulations Due to Vibration

    Glass-Mica Composite: A New Structural Thermal-Insulating Material for Building Applications

    Factors Influencing the Thermal Performance of Thermal Insulations for Industrial Applications

    Protection of Thermal and Cryogenic Insulating Materials by the Use of Metal Jacketing and Mastic Coatings

    Effects of Binder Decomposition on High-Temperature Performance of Mineral Wool Insulation

    Thermal Performance of Insulated Pipe Systems

    A Lump Sum, Unit-Price Bid Proposal Evaluation Method

    Boiling Tests of Thermal Insulation in Conduit-Type Underground Heat Distribution Systems

    Reduction of Heat Stress on Naval Ships Through Improved Insulation Installations

    Total System Heat Loss Measurements

    Finite-Difference Thermal Analysis of an Insulation System on a Precipitator Building in a Power Plant


    Committee: C16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP789-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4856-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0230-9