In-situ performance evaluation of spray polyurethane foam in the exterior insulation basement system (EIBS)

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.06.028
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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding and Environment
Volume41
Issue12
Pages18721880; # of pages: 9
Subjectexterior insulation, basement walls, thermal resistance, spray polyurethane foam, in-situ measurement, thermal performance, heat transfer, analysis, temperature, heat flow, heat loss; Cellular plastics (plastic foam); Basements and foundations; Foam
AbstractIn 1995, a joint research project with the Institute for Research in Construction was initiated to assess the in situ thermal performance of a number of insulation products used as exterior basement insulation in contact with the ground. Sixteen insulation specimens measuring 610 mm and 1220 mm wide were installed on the exterior basement walls of an experimental building, test hut no. 1, located on NRC campus in Ottawa. These specimens were instrumented prior to backfilling and their thermal performance was monitored over two full years. Soil temperatures and moisture content were monitored concurrently. Weather events were recorded daily. This paper focuses on the performance of the two spray polyurethane foam (SPF) specimens assessed in this experiment.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number47312
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NPARC number20378018
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