Stainless steel-insulated water bottles have become really popular as they’re a healthy and sustainable way to stay hydrated. It keeps drinks cold/warm for a long time.
We’ve all enjoyed the benefits of stainless steel water bottles, but have you ever wondered how this insulation technology works?
In this article, we’ll explore insulation technologies and which insulation technologies you should choose.
What is an Insulated Water Bottle?
An insulated water bottle is a vessel that maintains the temperature of your drinks. It keeps your water crispy and cold during sizzling heat and drinks warm during bone-chilling cold weather.
Pexpo stainless steel water bottles, for example, will maintain the drink’s temperature for up to 24 hours.
How Does Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles Work?
In layman’s terms, a double-walled vacuum-insulated water bottle puts a barrier between the temperature of the room and the temperature of your bottle.
The double-walled bottle is basically one bottle with another layer of the bottle outside it, and both layers are separated by a vacuum.
This vacuum is a space within two walls of metal that is void of air, allowing no heat transfer between the inside of the vessel and the wall between it and the outside.
This is the technology that provides thermal insulation or reduction of heat transfer.
Pexpo Hot & Cold Water bottles are equipped with double-walled stainless steel vacuum insulation. This makes sure that your drinks will stay cold/warm for up to 24 hours.
Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles vs Single Wall Water Bottles
A single wall bottle is just one layer of material, whereas a vacuum-insulated bottle has two layers with a vacuum between them.
The single layer means that you’ll feel the temperature of the drinks you’ll be storing inside the bottle. So, if you pour tea inside the single wall bottle, it will be too hot to touch, same goes for an icy cold drink.
The vacuum-insulated water bottles have two walls with an air wall between them. This makes sure that you don’t feel the temperature of the drinks on the outer layer of the bottle. Similarly, the outside temperature won’t affect the drink.
It’s this feature that allows vacuum-insulated water bottles to maintain the temperature of their contents for far longer compared to single-walled bottles.
Insulated Water Bottles vs Double Wall Water Bottles
Both double-walled water bottles and vacuum-insulated bottles have two layers. While having the same properties, the performance of these bottles varies a lot.
Double-wall water bottles are highly effective in keeping cold drinks cold as the additional material acts as a barrier. The effectiveness of double-walled bottles can be impacted by prolonged use in extremely hot weather.
Vacuum-insulated water bottles also have two layers. These also have an intentional air void between these two layers to add insulation. The void means there are no molecules that heat can transfer through.
Can the Temperature Inside the Insulated Bottle Change?
Insulated bottles help your beverages stay hot or cold much longer than they would be in a regular glass. But no amount of insulation will be able to maintain the temperature forever.
There are two points in an insulated bottle where heat can transfer. The opening of the bottle and the vacuum.
Every time you open the bottle, outside air enters the insulated chamber. The temporary interaction between the outside air and the beverage inside the bottle will alter the temperature inside the chamber. The more the bottle is opened, the more air will enter inside the insulated bottle, and the faster the temperature of content will change.
It is impossible to create a perfect vacuum. However, manufacturers can get very close to creating a perfect vacuum and leave only a limited number of atoms and air in the closed space.
Insulated bottles are a must-have if you want to stay hydrated and drink crisp, cold water whenever you’re out and about.