Heat energy only flows from a warmer to a cooler place. The amount of heat flow depends on two things, the temperature difference between the two places and the conductivity of the heat flow path. Traditionally we limit heat flow by placing more resistance (“R” Value) between the two temperature differences. Our New Approach is totally different. Infinite R controls the temperature differential across the “R” Value.
- Thermal Resistance is frequently referred to as
- “R” Value and can be expressed as: °R=1/ (BTU/ΔT-sqft-hr)
Ordinary thermal insulation such as fiberglass or cellulose, works by slowing the rate at which heat energy flows from a warm to a cooler area. The rate of heat energy flow is controlled by two factors:
- Temperature difference (Delta T) from the warm side to the cool side
- The thermal resistance between the two spaces
If temperature difference can be kept low, then heat flow across an “R” Value is also kept low. If the temperature difference, sometimes called Delta T, (ΔT) equaled zero, then zero heat flow would occur. Using this new approach, zero heat flow conditions have been witnessed even when large temperature differences existed between the spaces. The old conventional way would require an infinite amount of “R” Value to accomplish this and is impossible to achieve.