Energy-saving effect of a factory ceiling incorporating microencapsulated Phase Change Materials

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The enhancement of thermal-insulation capability of rooftop and exterior wall are key issues in energy conservation for buildings. The objective of this study is to provide insights into thermal-insulation alternatives that will improve the thermal performance of rooftop constructions. In doing so, experiments have been performed for investigating the energy-saving effect of adding microencapsulated Phase Change Materials (mPCM) to a conventional factory ceiling (gypsum board). The average energy-saving effect at the entire heat absorption stage of a mPCM gypsum board compared with a conventional gypsum board is 31.7 per cent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Volume226
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1

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Phase change materials
Gypsum
Ceilings
Industrial plants
Energy conservation
Thermal insulation
Experiments
Hot Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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