Measures thermal resistance of product sample using heat flow meter Testing for R-Value Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus - ASTM C518 Most common R-value test Done with material samples in machine Used for labels on insulation products Measures primarily conductive heat flow Quick and inexpensive test
Test measures insulation and effects of other wall components (framing, sheathing, air infiltration, air spaces, etc.) Test performed at real world temperatures (interior versus exterior) Measures all types of heat transfer - combined (conduction, convection & radiation)
Other factors measured by installed system performance test
Transfer of energy through framing members
Insulation is installed between framing
Framing (less thermal resistance) conducts energy in/out
Framing can amount to as much as 25% of a structure
Thermal transfer with concrete and metal even greater
Transfer of energy through air movement
Heat is attracted to cold
Air drafts in building envelope
Can affect heat loss by as much as 35 %
How Does 25mm P2000 Perform compared to 150mm of Fiberglass? Measures conduction of insulation material sample using heat flow meter Material Sample Testing - ASTM C518 0.72 3.35
Measures combined effects of wall system - including thermal conduction, thermal bridging through frame members and convection currents within wall Installed System Testing - ASTM C1363 1.8 2.02 0.72 3.35 How Does 25mm P2000 Perform compared to 150mm of Fiberglass?
Moisture reduces performance of fiberglass insulation because moisture droplets in effect conduct energy through fibers at a faster rate 1.5% moisture = reduced performance of 26% ASRAE study What About Moisture? 1.8 1.74 1.8 2.02 .72 3.35 How Does 25mm P2000 Perform compared to 150mm of Fiberglass?
Improper installation such as compression and poor fitting in stud cavities can also reduce the effectiveness of fiberglass. Installation Deficiencies 2.02 1.8 ?? 1.8 1.74 1.8 0.72 3.35 How Does 25mm P2000 Perform compared to 150mm of Fiberglass?
Air leakage accounts for as much as 35 % of heat loss in a building envelope. Air Infiltration 1.8 ?? 1.8 ?? 1.8 1.74 1.8 2.02 .72 3.35 How Does 25mm P2000 Perform compared to 150mm of Fiberglass?
The P2000 Insulation System EFFICIENT Quick & Easy to cut, fit & install Continuous cover application - reduces thermal bridging P2000 addresses conductive, convective and radiant energy transfer Effective Insulator – 25 mm of P2000 out-performs 150 mm of fiberglass GREEN & HEALTHY Alternative P2000 has 20+ points that make it a responsible green product Reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions Healthy for installer & building occupants Healthy for environment (from manufacture to disposal) Does not support mold or mildew growth SAVES Materials, Time & $$$$ P2000 serves as a an insulation, air / vapour barrier and thermal break P2000 multi function capacity saves time & installation cost DURABLE & SUSTAINABLE P2000 does not sag or settle after install P2000’s performance not compromised by moisture P2000 not compromised by aging, off-gassing or compression
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