insulation insulation  /ˌɪn sə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being isolated or detached
  2. (n) a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
  3. (n) the act of protecting something by surrounding it with material that reduces or prevents the transmission of sound or heat or electricity

Usage(s):

  1. A black roof indicated little heat loss; light gray showed that insulation was needed.
  2. It was foam damage that killed the shuttle Columbia in February 2003, when superheated gases generated during reentry entered the ship through a breach in the insulation.
  3. Improving your home's efficiency doesn't have to mean hours in the attic tearing out the insulation.

News

  1. Small fire at Oak Ridge Uitility District building extinguished

    OAK RIDGE — A light ballast that failed caused the fixture to overheat and ignited paper backing on insulation in the ceiling of the Oak Ridge Utitlity District building on South Jefferson Circle about 6:40 a.m. Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

  2. Insulation Testers conform to IEC1010-1 standards.

    Safety rated to CAT IV 600 V, MT400 Series offers measurement range from 20–200 GΩ with adjustable insulation test voltages from 250–1,000 V and 50–1,000 V. Special application instrument offers voltages from 10–100 V in 1 V steps. Bluetooth wireless data transfer and test result storage are available on some models. For cable resistance measurements, testers can ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. New Insulation Testers Safety Rated To CAT IV 600 V

    Megger (Norristown, Pa.) is now offering a new series of insulation and continuity testers that conform to IEC1010-1 standards and are rated to CAT IV 600 V, which provides greater user safety when testing in higher voltage environments.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Manufacturing.net

Quotes

  1. "Having the federal government pay for caulk and insulation may or may not be a sensible idea, but it will do little or nothing to create jobs in the short term, and it has no place in a bill designed to get our economy moving again," said House...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: John Boehner Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "People have been persuaded by the arguments that we should look at this very carefully," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said. "If - whether it be fridges or household goods generally, or whether it be the insulation materials that make...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  3. "If we couldn't trust his old promises, how could we trust his new promises," Mr Abbott said. "If you can't trust a government to get insulation into people's roofs and computers into schools ...... how can you trust a government with the...
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Herald Sun

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