Vacuum Insulation Panels with low thermal conductivity can offer reduced power consumption for refrigeration. For applications at cryogenic temperatures the advantages are even more pronounced.
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Refrigeration - Stationary
Whether manufacturing a new product or retro-fitting an existing unit, NanoPore Insulation's VIPs offer energy savings in wall thicknesses never before possible. At an R40 per inch specification it would take approximately 175mm of traditional insulation wall thickness to equal the VIP's 25mm thermal efficiency.
Some of the many benefits of using NanoPore VIPs are as follows:
Reduced energy consumption
Shorter compressor runtimes
Better temperature distribution
Smaller unit "foot print"
The typical wall thickness of a residential refrigerator is 50 mm (2"). The graph above illustrates the effect on thermal conductivity (U) by adding varying thicknesses of VIPs. A 25 mm (1") VIP reduces the heat gain by a factor of 4
Refrigeration - Mobile
Refrigerated transportation trucks have limited space and a direct correlation to energy savings. Typical insulation in a reefer truck is 50mm of polyurethane which has an U-value of 0.144. Utilising the NanoPore 6mm VIP, could effectively double the truck’s insulation performance.
As fuel prices continue to escalate, the cost of cooling goods during shipping become greater. The cooling unit on a typical reefer trailer will consume approximately 9000 litres of diesel fuel annually.
Based on -20°C operation on an average annual cycle using 9000 litres of diesel per year,, the use of VIPs can reduce the cooling unit consumption to as low as 3500 litres , or annual savings of approximately £7000 (€7700) at today's diesel fuel prices, and saving 14 tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.