Temperature Measurements in Full-Scale Insulated Gypsum Board-Protected Wall Assemblies with Resilient Channels

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20375926
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-676
Physical description116 p.
SubjectWalls; Insulation
AbstractThis report presents the results of 7 full-scale fire resistance tests conducted at the National Fire Laboratory on load-bearing insulated full-scale gypsum board protected wall assemblies with resilient channels on one side. The two assembly arrangements studied were: asymmetrical installation 1x2 (one layer of gypsum board on the exposed side and two layers of gypsum board on the unexposed side) and symmetrical installation 2x2 (two layers of boards on each of the exposed and unexposed sides) on wood studs. Twogypsum board thicknesses were considered: 12.7 mm and 15.9 mm Type X. The insulations used were glass, mineral and cellulose (blown dry) fibres. Tests were conducted to determine the effects of resilient channel installation, insulation types, and gypsum board thickness in symmetrical and asymmetrical installations on the fire resistance performance of gypsum board protected wall assemblies. The tcmperatures measured on the gypsum board surfaces and on the studs are presented.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-5619
NPARC number20375926
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Record identifier6fd843c0-1606-495e-9ff5-82cef9900ca3
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-06-14
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