(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.
Materials with low thermal conductivity characteristics that are used to slow the transfer of heat.
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A barrier that keeps heat from entering or leaving.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20085
- 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 electricityFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=insulation
The materials used in walls / floors and roof space to create a warm structure to satisfy the clients requirements and comply with part L of the building regulations . Types of insulation are- TIMBER BATTS - A semi-rigid unfaced slab designed to give thermal and acoustic insulation and fire resistance. It is push fitted between studs at 600mm centr...Found on http://www.taylor-lane.co.uk/glossary.php
Needed if you intend to use your motorhome all year round. Usually some kind of foam for insulation between aluminium exteriors and backed plywood inner walls
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Material with low thermal conductivity used to reduce the temperature difference between the internal and external environment.Found on http://www.corusconstruction.com/en/design_guidance/the_blue_book/
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.Found on http://www.designbuild-network.com/glossary/insulation.html
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...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20933
Material used to reduce the transmission of heat or sound; also a non-conductive material around electrical wires or connections to prevent the passage of electricity.
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A material with very high resistivity used to protect conductors. Insulation is usually extruded over the wire or conductor after the drawing process.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20957
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...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/I/72
the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricityFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (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...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/insulation/
A means to reduce heat transfer. Conductive, radiated, or convected. 4
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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 manufactureFound on http://www.youngco.com/young2.asp?ID=4&Type=3
Sunlight, direct of diffuse, from incident solar radiation. It is equal to approximately 1000 watts per square meter at high noon. Not to be confused with insulation.Found on http://www.youngco.com/young2.asp?ID=4&Type=3
Material with high electrical resistance.Found on http://www.custompowertransformer.com/glossary.html
A material with high resistance (R-value) to heat flow.Found on http://solarexpert.com/Glossary.html
Thermal protection used in motors to prevent heat transfer to temperature sensitive materials.Found on http://www.aeroconsystems.com/glossary.htm
- 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.Found on http://www.homebuildingmanual.com/Glossary.htm
(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...Found on http://www.proofrock.com/glossary.html
Any material used to reduce heat transfer in a roof or building.Found on http://www.areforum.org/up/GeneralStructures/JOIST%20AND%20STRUCTURAL%20GLO
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