Control of condensation in curling rinks

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 35
Physical description4 p.
Subjectcurling rinks; winter sports resorts; surface condensation; dehumidification; ventilation; thermal insulation; drips
AbstractThis Digest attempts to outline the principles involved in approaching the problem of dripping in curling rinks, and to discuss some of the methods that might lead to a solution. The analysis suggests that some means of introducing heat into the building is probably the most generally applicable and effective condensation control, particularly in the colder areas in Canada. In conjunction with heating, a roof deck having some thermal insulation value should be used for reasons of heat economy and to provide maximum ceiling surface temperatures. Ceiling finishes having water- absorbing characteristics offer considerable advantages over finishes incapable of taking up moisture. Wood roof decking is an ideal ceiling finish as it not only provides thermal insulation but is also capable of absorbing water.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Comment venir à bout de la condensation dans les salles de curling
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number912
NPARC number20325277
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Record identifierf86a866a-bc94-4ee3-8e67-54939dfdc8ad
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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