insulation

(Learning Modules / Geography / Geography of energy) In the context of heating a building, insulation includes any materials used to reduce the rate of heat loss from a building. This may involve fibreglass rolls in the roof space, polystyrene sheets in the cavity walls or a range of other filler materials which conduct heat poorly.

Insulation

Generally, any material which slows down or retards the flow or transfer of heat. Building insulation types are classified according to form as loose-fill, flexible, rigid, reflective, and foamed-in-place. All types are rated according to their ability to resist heat flow (R-Value). In electrical contracting, rubber, thermoplastic, or asbestos wir...
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Insulation

Insulation refers to any material that stops the transfer of heat. It is used in buildings in wall cavities and the interior of roofs to stop heat escaping. This keeps buildings warm and reduces the cost and the energy needed to heat the building.
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Insulation

- Any material high in resistance to heat transmission that, when placed in the walls, ceiling, or floors of a structure, and will reduce the rate of heat flow.
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insulation

(1) Generally, any material which slows down or retards the flow or transfer of heat. Building insulation types are classified according to form as loose fill, flexible, rigid, reflective, and foamed-in-place. All types are rated according to their ability to resist heat flow (R-Value). (2) In electrical contracting, rubber, thermoplastic, or asbes...
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insulation

(in″sә-la´shәn) the surrounding of a space or body with material designed to prevent the entrance or escape of radiant energy. the material so used.
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insulation

[n] - the state of being isolated or detached 2. [n] - the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
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Insulation

• (n.) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a body so separated. • (n.) The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation. • (n.) The material or substance used in insulating.Insulation: wor...
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insulation

noun the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity
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Insulation

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Insulation

In`su·la'tion noun 1. The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation. 2. (Elec. & Thermotics) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a...
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Insulation

1) A non-conductive material used on a conductor to separate conducting materials in a circuit. 2) The non-conductive material used in the manufacture of insulated cables. Southwire Company manufacturers insulated cables. Speed Systems manufacture
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Insulation

A barrier that keeps heat from entering or leaving.
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Insulation

A barrier that keeps heat from entering or leaving.
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insulation

A material that prevents or slows down the movement of heat. Lining your 'thermal envelope' – adding materials that don't readily allow heat to leak through your walls, ceilings, floors, from around your home's foundations and its ductwork – saves energy by keeping heat in during the win...
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Insulation

A material with high resistance (R-value) to heat flow.
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Insulation

A material with very high resistivity used to protect conductors. Insulation is usually extruded over the wire or conductor after the drawing process.
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Insulation

A means to reduce heat transfer. Conductive, radiated, or convected. 4
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insulation

all the material used to insulate a device
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insulation

all the materials and parts used to insulate conductive elements of a device
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Insulation

Any material high in resistance to heat transmission that, when placed in the walls, ceiling, or flo
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Insulation

Any material used to reduce heat transfer in a roof or building.
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Insulation

In motors, classified by maximum allowable operating temperature. NEMA Classifications include:
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insulation

insulation (in"sulā'shun, in"syoo–) , use of materials or devices to inhibit or prevent the conduction of heat or of electricity. Common heat insulators are, fur, feathers, fiberglass, cellulose fibers, stone, wood, and wool; all are poor conductors of heat. The use of asbest...
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Insulation

Insulation is material used in the walls and roof of a building in order to reduce heat transfer through building walls. Insulation is commonly made of materials such as fiberglass, rock wool, urethane foam, polystyrene, cellulose and vermiculite and can come in different forms including blanket, batt, rigid, fill, reflective, made of glass wool, c...
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