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A History of Testing Heat Insulators at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Published

Author(s)

Robert R. Zarr

Abstract

The history of testing heat insulators at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly the National Bureau of Standards is nearly as long as the history of the institute itself. The participation of the institute in building research provided an important role in the development of test methods for measuring the heat transmission of insulating and building materials. The principal measurement technique pursued in this history is the development and subsequent standardization of the guarded-hot-plate method.
Proceedings Title
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Volume
107
Issue
Pt. 2
Conference Dates
June 23-27, 2001
Conference Title
ASHRAE Transactions

Keywords

building materials, building performance, building technology, calibrated hot box, guarded hot box, guarded hot plate, heat transmission, SRD, SRM

Citation

Zarr, R. (2001), A History of Testing Heat Insulators at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860832 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created July 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017