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CryoCoat™ UltraLight™ Insulation. presented by: Michael L. Tupper COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOMENT INC. 1505 Coal Creek Drive Lafayette, Colorado 80026 January 2001. The Innovation of UltraLight™. UltraLight ™ is a high integrity, low density material... that is not a foam!

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cryocoat ultralight insulation

CryoCoat™ UltraLight™ Insulation

presented by:

Michael L. Tupper

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOMENT INC.

1505 Coal Creek Drive

Lafayette, Colorado 80026

January 2001

the innovation of ultralight
The Innovation of UltraLight™
  • UltraLight™ is a high integrity, low density material...

that is not a foam!

  • Mechanical integrity of a syntactic foam
  • density & thermal conductivity of a chemically expanded foam
  • Material lighter than 5 PCF has been fabricated
  • Meet the requirements for insulating the space shuttle external tank
the systems approach
The Systems Approach
  • Layered, Cryogenic Insulation System
  • Incorporates CTD’s expertise:

Adhesives

Thermal Insulation

Protective Coatings

  • Each layer can be optimized
    • gives best system performance
advantages
Advantages
  • Light weight
  • Dimensional stability
  • Easily machined or modified
  • Field repairable
  • Consistent manufacturing process
  • Easy to apply
  • Tailorable properties
  • Low cost
helium flow test
Helium Flow Test

Thermal Time History for Approximately 1 1/2” of

Cryocoat™ UltraLight™ UL79 insulation

on 4” Diameter Inconel Tube

tensile cryoflex data
Tensile Cryoflex Data

Maximum

Temperature Substrate

Substrate [K (°F)] Strain []Comments

Aluminum 77 (-320) >10,000 Substrate Yielded

Aluminum 4 (-454) 9,000 No Failure

Carbon Composite 77 (-320) >6500 Insulation Cracking

Carbon Composite 4 (-454) ~5000 Insulation Cracking

moisture barrier coating
Moisture Barrier Coating

85% Relative Humidity at Room Temperature

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