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Asbestos insulation - first year chem eng problem

  1. Apr 20, 2006 #1
    how good an insulator is asbestos? (thermal conductivity 0.15 W/ m K). I am trying to determine the thickness of insulation required to reduce the heat loss of a spherical container by half. The answer I calculated it to be is 0.2cm which to me doesn't seem right (too small?) but having no experience with asbestos, it may be correct?
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  3. Apr 25, 2006 #2


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