Reflective Foil Insulation
foil insulation has a long and interesting history that you may not know about.
Perhaps its most colorful use is in the space program. During the space race of
the 1950s, NASA scientists were confronted with the challenge of developing an
insulating product that would protect astronauts from extreme temperature
shifts, ranging from -273 degrees Celsius to +238 degrees Celsius. It was
impossible to craft a useful space suit from conventional insulating materials
because the suit would have to be several feet thick to work properly. The
solution to this tricky problem was to employ reflective
foil insulation within it to
streamline it more and making it bearable to wear.
Aluminum Radiant Barrier Insulation - Protection From Both Hot And Cold
Radiant barriers used in space suits serve a double purpose. They reflect
dangerous radiant energy from the outside of the suit, which would quickly cause
an astronaut to overheat. In cold environments, reflective foil insulation
retains an astronaut's own radiant energy to help keep them warm in the cold
environment. NASA also uses aluminum insulation inside its space shuttles. This
allows the crew to live and work within the space shuttle without having to wear
heavy and cumbersome space suits. In fact, radiant technologies are used
throughout the space program. These barriers protect the shuttles themselves, as
well as the mechanical and computerized components within them.
Other uses of aluminum foil insulation
Radiant barriers have
Aluminum insulation is now found everywhere. It is used in commercial metal
buildings and houses to insulate against the extremes of outside temperatures,
and it is used in heating and air conditioning and hot water systems to increase
energy efficiency. Aluminum foil insulation is even used in the bag that your
local pizza delivery person uses to keep your food piping hot from the
restaurant to your dinner table. From keeping energy costs down, to keeping your
pizza hot, aluminum foil insulation works. Help decrease your energy costs by
placing the reflective foil in your home today!
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