MA2 engineers design factory that manufactures low cost vacuum insulation connected to pumps powered by 4Wire bus. Typical panel is heavy aluminum foil w/ internal light honey comb material to keep panel from collapsing when under vacuum pressure. Above picture shows what panel might look like while still in factory, before being cut to size & having edges sealed.
Place Vacuum Panel Behind Sheetrock
MA2 engineers study multiple concepts, including the one shown above which places 14" x 0.3" vacuum insulation panels (VIP) at 16" intervals. Flexible VIP slide into cavities from a base location, under the lower (or upper) horizontal molding. Molding is held in place with screws; therefore panels, pumps and wiring can be easily maintained.
Maintain Pumps & Panels After Removing Molding
The illustration shows the bottom of two vacuum insulation panels after removing the lower horizontal molding. The VIP's (gray) are attached to small vacuum pumps (green), which are connected together with a 4wire Wall Bus cable (yellow).
MA2 Designs Tiny Pumps
The existing pump product shown above is similar to our desired pump, yet only pumps to 0.3ATM. MA2 invests considerable resources to designing tiny vacuum pumps that meet our needs. We have plenty of time to pump, therefore flow rates can be low.
Add Vacuum Insulation to Existing Construction
How can we add vacuum insulation to existing construction and how much does it cost? MA2 engineers study multiple concepts, including the one shown here. In this scheme, molding around window (dotted red) is removed, new sheetrock + VIP + thin composite wall is added, edge treatment molding (yellow) is added, and new molding (light blue) is placed around window (or reuse original).