Use of field-applied polyurethane foams in buildings

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 32
Physical description4 p.
SubjectCellular plastics (plastic foam); Plastic pipe; Air and vapour barriers; Foam
AbstractSpray-polyurethane foams (SPFs) are thermally efficient and can be sprayed to any thickness to provide the desired thermal resistance. Hence, SPFs have proven themselves as insulation for roofs, walls, ducts and pipes in district heating. They also make good air barriers and vapour retarders. While SPFs may represent an ideal building material, some caveats regarding thermal drift or aging and moisture performance must nevertheless be observed. Designers can mitigate both causes for concern by, among other things, adjusting the thickness of the layer of SPFs to be applied.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : La mousse de polyuréthane formée in situ, dans les bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number9977
NPARC number20325329
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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