Energy efficient vacuum glazed window: A system design and investigations on hermetic sealing materials
Memon, S and Eames, PC (2013). Energy efficient vacuum glazed window: A system design and investigations on hermetic sealing materials. Research That Matters 2013. Loughborough University 07 Mar 2013 Loughborough University.
|Authors||Memon, S and Eames, PC|
Predictions by Fang et al (2010) indicate that triple vacuum glazing can theoretically achieve a centre of pane thermal transmittance of less than 0.26 W/(m2.K). To date two materials indium and solder glass have been used for sealing the edges the glass sheets in a vacuum glazing. Indium is a low temperature sealing material (157C) but is very expensive. Solder glass is a high temperature sealing material (around 450 C). One of the main hindrance to the manufacture of vacuum glazing at the industrial level is the cost. In this poster presentation, a vacuum glazing system for production at a laboratory scale using a modified evacuation pump-out sealing technique is presented. A number of samples have been fabricated using existing and new sealing materials that achieve a vacuum pressure less than 0.001Pa in the cavity of the vacuum glazing samples. An experimental performance verification of samples using new cost effective sealing materials will be executed in a hot box calorimeter to measure thermal transmittance performance of the samples. Issues associated with degradation of the vacuum pressure inside the cavity can be addressed by introducing non-evaporable getters.
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|Deposited||11 Dec 2017|
|Accepted||07 Mar 2013|
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