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A Review on Thermal Insulation and Its Optimum Thickness to Reduce Heat Loss


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 2 Issue - 6
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Dinesh Kumar Sahu ; Prakash Kumar Sen; Gopal Sahu; Ritesh Sharma; Shailendra Bohidar

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV2I6001,
     title={A Review on Thermal Insulation and Its Optimum Thickness to Reduce Heat Loss},
     author={Dinesh Kumar Sahu, Prakash Kumar Sen, Gopal Sahu, Ritesh Sharma and Shailendra Bohidar},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={2},
     number={6},
     pages={1--6},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV2I6001.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

An understanding of the mechanisms of heat transfer is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. Conduction and convection heat transfer phenomena are found throughout virtually all of the physical world and the industrial domain. A thermal insulator is a poor conductor of heat and has a low thermal conductivity. In this paper we studied that Insulation is used in buildings and in manufacturing processes to prevent heat loss or heat gain. Although its primary purpose is an economic one, it also provides more accurate control of process temperatures and protection of personnel. It prevents condensation on cold surfaces and the resulting corrosion. We also studied that critical radius of insulation is a radius at which the heat loss is maximum and above this radius the heat loss reduces with increase in radius. We also gave the concept of selection of economical insulation material and optimum thickness of insulation that give minimum total cost.


Keywords:

Heat, Conduction, Convection, Heat Loss, Insulation


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