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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Thermal Insulation, Materials, and Systems for Energy Conservation in the '80s
By
FA Govan
FA Govan
1
Vice President of Professional Services
,
Ziel-Blossom & Associates, Inc.
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
;
conference chairman and editor
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DM Greason
DM Greason
2
Research Leader
,
Foam Products TS&D, Dow Chemical USA
,
Granville, Ohio
;
conference vice chairman — Technical Program and editor
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JD McAllister
JD McAllister
3
Senior Mechanical Engineer
,
American Electric Power Service Corporation
,
New York, N.Y.
;
conference co-chairman and editor
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0230-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0230-9
No. of Pages:
905
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1983

An apparatus to measure the heat flux through horizontally applied loose-fill insulations with air movement above the insulation has been constructed and used to test specimens of loose-fill cellulosic, fiberglass, and rock wool insulations. Heat flux divided by the temperature difference across insulation specimens was measured for air velocities up to 92 cm/s. An increase in the heat flux term with air movement was observed and correlated with air velocity and specimen density. The magnitude of the increase in the heat flux term was greatest for the specimen of low-density fibergalss insulation.

1.
Bankvall
,
C. G.
in
Thermal Transmission Measurements of Insulation
, ASTM STP 660,
Tye
R. P.
, Ed.,
American Society for Testing and Materials
,
1978
, pp. 73-81.
2.
Bankvall
,
C. G.
in
Heat Transmission Measurements in Thermal Insulations
, ASTM STP 544,
American Society for Testing and Materials
,
1974
, pp. 34-48.
3.
Yarbrough
,
D. W.
,
McElroy
,
D. L.
, and
Harris
,
W. W.
, “
Properties and Testing of Loose-Fill Cellulosic Insulation
,” Technical Report ORNL/TM-6433,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
, Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
02
1982
.
4.
Powell
,
R. L.
,
Hall
,
W. J.
,
Hyink
,
C. H.
, Jr.
, and
Sparks
,
L. L.
, “
Thermocouple Reference Tables Based on the IPTS-68
,” Monograph 125,
National Bureau of Standards
,
Washington, D.C.
,
03
1974
.
5.
Turner
,
W. D.
,
Elrod
,
D. C.
, and
Siman-Tov
,
I. I.
, “
HEATING5: An IBM 360 Heat Conduction Program
,” Technical Report ORNL/CSD/TM-15,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
, Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
1977
.
6.
Shirtliffe
,
C. J.
and
Bomberg
,
M.
in
Thermal Transmission Measurements of Insulation
, ASTM STP 660,
Tye
R. P.
, Ed.,
American Society for Testing and Materials
,
1978
, pp. 104-129.
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