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Overview of Insulation Standards

 

CAN/ULC S703 Standard for cellulose fiber insulation (CFI) for buildings

The Standard specifies requirements for treated wood-based cellulose fibre intended for use as thermal insulation (Cellulose Fibre Insulation, CFI) in new and existing buildings within the temperature range of -60 °C to 90 °C.

The Standard describes general requirements for the material and additional requirements specific to the types of CFI. The types are specified as Type 1 and Type 2.

The methods used in this Standard to measure and describe the properties of materials, products or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions do not describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials and products under actual fire conditions. Results of these tests are meant to be used as elements in a fire risk assessment that takes into account all of the factors that are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use.

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CAN/ULC S702 Standard for mineral fiber insulation for buildings

This Standard applies to mineral fibre thermal insulation manufactured in the form of faced and unfaced batts, rolls and boards. Where facings are used, they shall be either permeable or vapour retarding membranes, as defined in Table 1 for Types 2 and 3, respectively. This standard does not permit the application of kraft paper facings on batts and rolls. It also applies to loose fill mineral fibre thermal insulation when used in unconfined spaces with slopes not exceeding 4.5:12.

This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for the products used under normal climatic conditions to thermally insulate attics, floors, ceilings and walls (above and below ground grade) in light frame construction buildings and manufactured housing.

This Standard also includes requirements for the manufacturer to provide the Job Site Certificate for use by the applicators.

Recommended practice for verification of quality consistency by the manufacturer and by a third party are included in Annex B for preformed insulation and Annex C for blowing wool.

Amendment 1 to this Standard identifies performance limits for requirements, test methods, packing and marking for Type 4 Pouring Wool insulation. Similar requirements were published in the First Edition, but deleted from the Second Edition of the Standard. 

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CAN/ULC S712.1 Standard for thermal insulation – Spray applied semi-rigid polyurethane foam, Light density – Material - Specification

This Standard specifies the physical property requirements and test methods to determine the material properties for light density, open cell spray applied semi-rigid polyurethane foam, used as a thermal insulation for building applications, whether applied on a building site or in a prefabrication (manufacturing) facility.

The spray polyurethane foam system installer site manufactures the light density, open cell spray applied semi-rigid polyurethane foam material identified by this Standard. The spray polyurethane foam system manufacturer produces a liquid "resin" component and supplies the corresponding polymeric isocyanate which, when mixed together on a fixed ratio basis, produce the material which results in the physical properties listed in this Standard. The Standard CAN/ULC-S712.2 includes mandatory requirements for the installation of the material as well as qualification of contractors and the qualification of installers and forms an integral part of the manufacturing process for the finished material.

The test methods listed in this Standard are used to determine the values for the physical properties. These physical property values are intended for use in specifications, material evaluations and quality control. They are not intended to predict end-use material performance.

This standard applies to material where the continuous service temperature of the substrate is within the range of -60 to +70 °C.

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CAN/ULC S705.1 Standard for thermal insulation – Spray applied rigid polyurethane foam, Medium density – Material - Specification

This Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for spray-applied rigid polyurethane cellular plastics, medium density, used as a thermal insulation for both building and non-building applications, whether applied on a building site or in a prefabrication (manufacturing) facility. The material is also known as foamed in-situ insulation .

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CAN/ULC S701 Standard for thermal insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and pipe coverings

This Standard specifies the requirements for factory made rigid polystyrene insulation in the form of pipe covering and boards with or without facings or coatings made by moulding of pre-expanded beads (EPS) or extrusion of polystyrene (XPS). This Standard does not apply to laminated products manufactured with any type of rigid board facer including fibreboard, perlite board, gypsum board, or oriented strand board.

The Standard describes product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. The Standard covers four types of rigid expanded polystyrene distinguished on the basis of their material properties. Products manufactured to meet the requirements of this Standard are intended for use as thermal insulation in building construction and other applications for temperatures ranging from -54 °C to +75 °C.

Products covered by this Standard are also used for sound insulation and in prefabricated thermal insulation systems and composite panels. The performance of systems incorporating these products is not covered.

Requirements for flat, uncoated EPS thermal insulation boards for use in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) are addressed in an informative annex.

Recommended practices for verification of quality consistency by the manufacturer and by a third party are included in an informative annex.

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CAN/ULC S704 Thermal insulation, Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate, Boards, Faced

Products that comply with the requirements of this Standard are intended for use as thermal insulation in building construction. This Standard covers requirements and test methods for closed cell polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation in the form of flat rigid boards covered on both sides with a facing material which impact some physical characteristics.

This closed cell polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation is primarily intended for use in applications where the continuous use temperature is within the range -60 °C to +93 °C.

These rigid boards are not intended to be used as structural panels.

This Standard covers only products in which the facing material has been bonded to the foam core in the original foam manufacturing process. This Standard does not apply to product made using fibreboard, perlite board, gypsum board, oriented strand board, or any other rigid board, on one or both sides (users are referred to ASTM C 1289).

The products covered by this standard are classified into three Types based on their mechanical properties and three Classes based on their water vapour permeance.

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