Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-08-2016, 13:16   #16
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Morro Bay, CA
Boat: 1978 Hudson Force 50 Ketch
Posts: 3,155
Re: Aerogel vs polyiiso...$ vs Space

Originally Posted by Waterrat10 View Post
What about Vacuum insulated panels?
They are Great...R30 for ONE INCH...but...there is a Big But...

They can cost you almost the same as Aerogel for a normal Box but a bigger issue is their propensity for them to fail. Once they fail your R-value goes from 30 to 2...and as they say in Mexico, "aye mucho problemas amigo, no tiene hielo hoy".

R-Parts sells them

I have seen many boats with Vacuum panels ripping them and redoing their boxes after a failure. I just wouldn't trust them personally on my boat.
Rich Boren Living Aboard in Morro Bay, CA and the owner of:
Cruise RO Water High Output Water Makers
Technautics CoolBlue Refrigeration

SV THIRD DAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2016, 12:12   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Easton, MD
Boat: Catalina 22 Capri
Posts: 442
Re: Aerogel vs polyiiso...$ vs Space

A square box has the greatest volume to surface area ratio and therefore the greatest thermal efficiency. That needs to be considered along with refrigerator type when designing the insulation values needed.

kmacdonald is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aspen Aerogel as insulating medium in a completely new freezer/reefer box? skipgundlach Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 9 05-08-2016 15:48
Aerogel Spaceloft for a box rebuild MooGroc Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 6 20-03-2016 16:54
Aerogel - Spaceloft Insulation for Fridge / Freezer Weyalan Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 209 12-03-2016 17:48
Building a Reefer Box with Aerogel Celestialsailor Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 51 18-08-2014 10:10
Aerogel Spaceloft Around a Waeco CR80 Fridge and CB40 Topload Coolbox Fuss Provisioning: Food & Drink 2 14-03-2012 09:06

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:16.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.