International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
A New Point of View for Insulation Calculations
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The main aim of this study is to provide a new perspective for general insulation calculations. Some important points previously ignored in other studies were considered in this study. A new approach was proposed to obtain precise and realistic results. Four important recommendations regarding determination of the degree-hours values, effect of concrete columns on external wall, type of credit, consideration of labor and auxiliary equipment costs exist for the proposed approach. Optimum insulation thicknesses, energy savings and payback period calculations were conducted for different fuels, degree-hours values and type of credit for insulation.
Keywords:Optimum Insulation Thickness; Life-Cycle Cost; Energy Saving, Payback Period, Degree-Hours
Author: Z. Oktay1, C. Coskun1, M. Ertürk2
1.Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey
2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bal?kesir University,Bal?kesir, Turkey
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