How to Ensure Good Thermal Performance of Blown Mineral Fibre Insulation in Horizontal and Vertical Installations

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume167
Pages28
Subjectthermal insulation; thermal insulating materials; thermal resistance; installation (activity); insulating (activity); insulation contractors; density (physics); Fibre
AbstractThis paper is concerned with the thermal performance of blown Mineral Fibre Insulation (MFI), and more specifically with the question of how to ensure that the purchaser receives the amount of thermal resistance contracted for. It is shown that, owing to the variability of the material and installation techniques, two requirements must simultaneously be fulfilled at the time of installation: ( i) minimum installed thickness; and (ii) minimum mass per unit area. This Note deals with the determination of these minimum values, and the sample preparation and laboratory testing of the thermal resistance of MFI.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-167
NRC number3536
NPARC number20375811
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Record identifierbeb6ae92-8fdc-491c-8042-57239b9f31e0
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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