Combustibility of insulation in cavity walls

  1. (PDF, 591 KB)
  2. Get@NRC: Combustibility of insulation in cavity walls (Opens in a new window)
DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for:
Journal titleJournal of Fire Sciences
Pages179188; # of pages: 10
Subjectcombustibility; cavity walls; insulating (activity); expanded plastics; fire safety; foamed plastic insulation; fire performance considerations; Cellular plastics (plastic foam); Walls; Combustion
AbstractIncreasing amounts of insulation are used in buildings to conserve energy. In buildings of noncombustible construction, insulation is usually placed in the wall cavity with or without an air space. The use of foamed plastic insulation has been restricted due to its combustibility characteristics when tested by methods adopted for regulatory purposes. A series of tests on foamed plastics and conventional insulation materials show that these methods do not realistically assess the fire performance of foamed plastic insulation when used in cavity walls.
Publication date
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number23925
NPARC number20386183
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierc2d1d491-643e-4571-b6c4-f1a3e7128cc9
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)