STP1116: Evaluation of Long-Term Thermal Performance of Cellular Plastics Revisited

    Bomberg, MB
    research officers, National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, OttawaCanada, Ontario

    Kumaran, MK
    research officers, National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Research in Construction, OttawaCanada, Ontario

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    Since the Montreal Protocol has established restrictions on the use of substances, that deplete the ozone layer, evaluation of performance of foams manufactured with alternative blowing agents, partially halogenated hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) in particular, became a high priority issue.

    This paper reviews the issues involved in the evaluation of long-term thermal performance under service conditions and presents an agenda for further research.

    Keywords:

    Cellular plastics, foams, aging, thermal resistance, long-term performance, R-value, k-factor


    Paper ID: STP16344S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.16

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16344S


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