Fiberless Thermal Insulator with High Strength and Low Thermal Conductivity Capable of Use at High Temperature Developed
- Energy Consumption Reduced by Approximately 38% through the Combination of Low Thermal Conductivity and High Strength -
February 13, 2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
As part of a NEDO project, MINO CERAMIC CO., LTD., a member of the Thermal Management Materials and Technology Research Association (TherMAT), in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a fiberless thermal insulator with high strength and low thermal conductivity that can be used at temperatures up to 1,450°C. The material also has a thermal conductivity of 0.25 W/m·K or less and a compressive strength of 10 MPa or more.
When the newly developed insulation material was installed in a small electric furnace for the measurement of electric energy consumption, the researchers verified that power consumption could be reduced by approximately 38% compared against the use of a conventional refractory and heat insulating brick.
The results of this project will be exhibited at the NEDO booth at "nano tech 2017 - 16th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference" to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from February 15 to February 17 this year.
For more information, please contact:
NEDO Energy Conservation Technology Department
Contact Persons: Tanaka, Kusunose Tel: +81-44-520-5281
Thermal Management Materials and Technology Research Association
Contact Person: Akao Tel: +81-3-3592-1284
MINO CERAMIC CO., LTD.
Contact Persons: Haga, Tanaka Tel: +81-572-68-3148
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Structural Materials Research Institute
Contact Person: Yoshizawa Tel: +81-52-736-7100