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Richard

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Is Open Cell Insulation Wise?
« on: July 26, 2015, 10:49:31 am »
I know of no manufacturer that has been able to produce VIP insulation that will stand up to the dynamics of pleasure boat refrigeration. My position is if you must use open cell insulation of any kind even in Vacuum Insulation Panels or so called spaace age insulation make sure it can easily be replaced when it fails. These open cell insulations will fail if and when moist ambient air has acess to move in and out of open cells. Application of open cell versus close cell insulation is not the same when keeping heat dry air in a box versus cold inside a box with warm moist air outside box.