Field Testing-Actual Energy Savings
Field Testing Data
A strong coating is one that will perform well in both laboratory testing and field testing. Here are some examples of how Super Therm has worked for companies and organizations around the world.
US – Tucson International Airport
After Super Therm was applied (374,800 square feet), the airport saw a 22% reduction in total energy usage (lighting, elevators, food facilities, etc) and a 40% reduction in air conditioning costs. (August, 2009)
US – Las Vegas
Clark County School District’s engineering study documents reduction in roof temperatures from 161°F down to 97.5°F (2° over ambient air temperature) in Las Vegas. CCSD of Nevada is the 2nd largest school district in the US.
US – Indiana
Blue Chip Casino Ship (largest casino ship in the United States) in Michigan City, Indiana, uses Super Therm as the only insulation for hull (inside and outside) of ship and for HVAC ductwork.
US – Florida Energy Office
Application of Super Therm on a residential roof indicated the solar heat gain was reduced by 20-30% in February in the State of Florida. Estimated return on investment was 2.2 years. Study performed by Florida Energy Specialists.
Performance in Japan
(Nissan Building treated with Super Therm)
Mitsubishi -14° C reduction in room temperature
Sony – Coated roof and walls of a test facility at their factory. KW usage dropped 78% over the summer months from previous year to coated year. The cost was paid back in energy savings in only 13 months on a large facilities building (430,000 sq ft.)
Subaru – 24° C reduction in roof surface temperature
Sumitomo Eton Nova Co. – Temperature underneath the insulated roof was reduced by an average of 12° C over one month
Hitachi Electric– 35° C (63° F) reduction in temperature under the roof
Sekisui– 12° C (22° F) reduction in room temperature
Yokohama Tire-Rubber– 19° C (34° F) reduction in room temperature
Kirin Brewery-15° C (27° F) reduction in room temperature
Mitsubishi Material– 26° C (47° F) reduction in roof surface temperature
Sumitomo Light Metal Industry– 17° C (31° F) reduction in room temperature
Panasonic – Matsushita Electric– 24° C (43° F) reduction in surface temperature
YKK Zippers – 5° C reduction in room temperature in factory area, office area eliminated need for 3 out of 7 A/C units
Architectural review of a roof coated with Super Therm and after 10 years found no loss of reflectivity
Actual Energy Savings On Refrigerated Trucks
On July 25th, 2003, Land Line Magazine (The Business Magazine for Professional Truckers) wrote an article that reported the results of a test done by a large grocery company in Arizona. The company compared its Super Therm® coated trucks to 2 “control” trucks. One control truck was un-coated, and the other having the truck manufacturer’s “heat resistant” composite top. Their 2003 report on fuel savings states:
“In July, the Super Therm® coated units burned 30 percent less fuel than the “control” units, and 20 percent less than the manufacturer’s heat-resistant composite units.”
“In October, the Super Therm® units burned 27 percent less fuel than the “control” units and 22 percent less fuel than the manufacturers’ heat-resistant composite roofing system units.”
The July report also states:
“On an annual basis, this resulted in decreased fuel consumption of 1,039 gallons and 463 gallons respectively per truck. At $3.25/gallon, thats $3,637 and $1,505 in savings respectively per truck.
The October report also states:
“On an annualized basis, this resulted in decreased fuel consumption of 599 gallons and 435 gallons respectively per truck. At $3.25/gallon, thats $1,917 and $1,414 in savings respectively per truck.
This is just the fuel savings. As the refrigeration units which can run at $20,000+ each are fighting less heat, they can consistently run at lower levels. This reduces ongoing maintenance costs and significantly extend their useful lives.
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