Cellular glass insulationthe alternative to mineral fibers and polystyrenes Consultant queries how to choose the right material• Sustainability / Ecology• Humidity and fire risk• Load bearing capacity• Key study: New Doha International Airport• Conclusion
Consultant :Which thermal insulation material to choose? λ Thermal conductivity coefficient (λ) Resistance to humidity Behaviour in fire Dimensional stability and load bearing Long-term economy Sustainability!
What is a sustainable product? One broad definition of a sustainable product is an item or service that minimises its impact on the environment at each phase of its life cycle. production usage after use
Which insulation to choose? Mineral wool Synthetic foams Cellular glass material: material: material: stone or glass plastic glass surface: surface: surface: aluminum facing plastic glass
EURO CLASSES AND REACTION TO FIREEuro classes Testing methods Classification ProductClass A1 EN ISO 1182 No contribution Cellular glass EN ISO 1716 Non combustible Rock wool No flashover Glass WoolClass A2 EN ISO 1182 Virtually no contribution Glass wool EN ISO 1716 Not very combustible EN 13823 No flashoverClass B EN 13823 Very limited combustion EN ISO 11925-2 Very difficult combustible No flashoverClass C EN 13823 Important contribution Phenolic foams Moderately combustible Expanded perlite Flashover after 10 – 100 kw PIRClass D EN 13823 High contribution PIR EN ISO 11925-2 Easily combustible Flashover after 2 – 100 kwClass E EN ISO 11925-2 Very high contribution Cellulose fibres Highly combustible Sheep’s wool Immediate flashover EPS XPS PIRClass F Unclassified Highly combustible products or PUR Or Unsuitable for other products whose reaction to fire classes has not been assessed