Evaluation of Commercial Thermal Insulation in Vertical Panels

Harold N. Knickle knickleh@uri.edu, University of Rhode Island
Vikram Kalthod, University of Rhode Island


The thermal conductance and resistance of vertical panels were measured. These panels were representative of wall building panels. Insulations tested included fiberglass, cellulose, rock wool, urea formaldehyde board stock and shredded foam, and polystyrene foam. The thermal resistances of these insula tions in a 3.5 inch vertical cavity has also been determined from these measurements. © 1981, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.