D.W. Yarbrough, R&D Services Inc. USA
Reflective insulations and radiant barriers are products used to reduce radiative transport across air spaces. The physical basis for these products, methods of testing, and the standards for reflective-type products are discussed in this chapter. Selected references to the existing literature are included.
reflective air space
Thermal insulations used in buildings use the low thermal conductivity of gases to reduce heat flow. Mineral fiber, cellulosic, and open-cell plastic insulations use air ...