The following tables provide descriptions of common mechanical insulation materials. This information is primarily based on the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada Mechanical Insulation Best Practices Guide , the text Introduction to Heat Transfer , and discussions with an expert reviewer . Some additional information sources were used in specific sections as noted.
 http://www.tiac.ca/en/specifications/download.shtml; May 2012.
 Incropera, Frank P. and David P. De Witt. Introduction to Heat Transfer. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1990.