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Vacuum Insulation Panels in Refrigeration – Stationary

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.

Whether manufacturing a new product or retro-fitting an existing unit, Kevothermal Insulation's Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) offer energy savings in wall thicknesses that have never been possible before. At a U-value of 0.142W/m²K specification it would take approximately 175mm of traditional insulation wall thickness to equal the Vacuum Insulation Panel's 25mm thermal efficiency.

A fridge making use of Kevothermal's Vacuum Insulation Panels

Some of the many benefits of using Kevothermal Vacuum Insulation Panels are as follows:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Reduced weight
  • Shorter compressor runtimes
  • Better temperature distribution
  • Smaller unit "foot print"
  • Faster pulldown

A graph showing the effectiveness of Vacuum Insulation Panels

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.