Super insulation material in district heating pipes
Paper i proceeding, 2018
The estimated life time of a vacuum panel in building applications at 90 °C is about 50 years. The life time estimation is based on the climate condition valid for building application. However, peak temperature in a district heating system can be about 140°C. Hybrid insulated pipes with a Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) have been tested and evaluated by laboratory and field measurements. The results of numerical analyses of the measured
data indicate a possible small degradation of the VIP at a similar rate as building application, even though the operative temperature is between 80-100 °C. In the laboratory a hybrid insulated pipe has withstood exposure to one sided heating at 115°C for over 5 years. The results indicate that hybrid insulated district heating pipes reduce heat losses by 20-30% for a twin pipe and with more than 50% in a single pipe. It can be concluded that VIP shows promising performance in district heating pipe applications.
Vacuum insulation panels
district heating pipe
Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi
IBPC 2018 Proceedings