Where can Spaceloft Aerogel be Used
Where can Spaceloft Aerogel be used on its own?
- Floor – loose laid onto floor with a PPM on top
- Walls – Direct fix with lime rendered finished. 16-18mm finished system with 62% heat loss reduction
- Terrace / Balconies – CTF Ultra
- Hot & Cold pipe wrapping – Temp range from -50C to +200C
In fact anywhere you can spare 5-10mm and you want to reduce heat loss then Spaceloft Aerogel is your answer.
What is Spaceloft Aerogel?
Spaceloft Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid and most effective thermal insulator. The outstanding thermal properties of aerogels have been studied for decades. At Enviroform Solutions we source Spaceloft Aerogel from Aspen Aerogels who have developed a technically and economically viable form of aerogel for industrial insulation uses.
Their unique process integrates Spaceloft Aerogel into a fiber-batting reinforcement to create flexible, resilient, durable Spaceloft Aerogel blankets with superior insulating properties.Aerogels have been in existence for more than 80 years.
Invented in 1931 by Dr. Samuel Kistler at the College of the Pacific in California, aerogel is a lightweight silica solid derived from gel in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with gas. When the liquid is removed, what remains is “puffed-up sand”, with up to 99% porosity. The result is an extremely low density solid with several remarkable properties, most notably its effectiveness as a thermal insulator.
The silica solids, which are poor conductors, consist of very small, three-dimensional, intertwined clusters that comprise only 3% of the volume. Conduction through the solid is therefore very low. The remaining 97% of the volume is composed of air in extremely small nanopores. The air has little room to move, inhibiting both convection and gas-phase conduction.