Posted by Cosmopolite on August 27, 2005, 2:23 am
Would the filling of a tank volume with low density foam, sponge type,
help to reduce thermal losses ?
Posted by Morris Dovey on August 27, 2005, 2:41 am
Cosmopolite (in e8QPe.215945$tt5.106698@edtnps90) said:
| Would the filling of a tank volume with low density foam, sponge
| type, help to reduce thermal losses ?
It would help a little - but probably not significantly. Surrounding
the tank with insulation would probably be the most cost-effective
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Posted by Christian Kaiser on August 27, 2005, 7:13 pm
What do you mean? Prohibit circulation? Then how do you want to get the heat
in the tank?
Posted by Cosmopolite on August 27, 2005, 7:44 pm
Christian Kaiser wrote:
Then how do you want to get the heat
from heat exchanger ?
Posted by Christian Kaiser on August 28, 2005, 7:06 am
Well the heat exchanger needs circulation to get the heat inside the tank...
heat does not diffuse very well without circulation (that's why insulation
works - very small gas bubbles with few - the less the better -
Much easier and cheaper anyway if you put the tank in external insulation -
the more the better, as Morris also said.