The Vacuum Insulation panels Standardisation
VIPA International is active in the Standardisation of VIPs worldwide. The association cooperates with several standardisation committees, providing information through the expertise of the members of the VIPA Technical Working Group, commissioning technical studies to advance the understanding of VIPs, improve harmonized testing methods and the product itself. Standardisation efforts are ongoing in the following countries:
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on a standard for VIPs since 2018. ISO TC 163, SC 3, Working Group 11 is developing the standard ISO/CD 16478 for vacuum insulation panels. Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya (University of Victoria, Canada) is the convenor of the group.
At European level, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) is active in the standardisation of VIPs with the Technical Committee 88, Working Group 11 (convenor Ulrich Passon, Saint Gobain). The TC 88 WG 11 is in the process of final approval of the CEN standard of VIP. Final publication is expected early 2020 and can already be ordered via this link
VIPA International has a liaison status at CEN and actively contributes to the development of the standard.
The Chinese national standard Vacuum Insulation Panels GB/T 37608-2019 has been published on 4 June 2019. The standard is drafted by Nanjing Fiberglass Research & Design Institute, together with many other institutes, colleges, producers and users over 3 years and will be put into force on 1st May 2020. It includes the range, terms & definitions, classifications & marks, demands of technique, test methods etc. The standard is for VIPs applying to the architecture and industry in range of -40°C to -70°C. It refers to important terms such as center-of-panel thermal conductivity, effective thermal conductivity and service life, which show the key concepts of VIPs to the users and producers objectively.