This chapter gives an overview of different insulation materials that may be of interest for insulation of solar storage tanks. In order to understand the special characteristics of the different insulation materials the heat transfer mechanisms involved are shortly described. In the following sections different insulation materials are described with respect to material characteristics and some comments on the easiness of application for tank insulation. The material properties listed in this paper are typical values, which gives an idea of the possibilities but in case of a specific design a more detailed survey of the market is required.
|Title of host publication||Thermal energy stroage for solar low energy buildings|
|Number of pages||170|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|