STP922

    Thermal Performance of Metal Furred/Foam Board Insulated Wall Systems

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    System thermal resistance, R, values were measured in full-scale guarded hot box tests [according to the ASTM Test for Steady-State Thermal Performance of Building Assemblies by Means of a Guarded Hot Box (C 236-80)] on a series of foam board insulated wall systems. Tests were run on Hi-Hat, Temp Guard insulation furring (TGIF), and Z-furring securement systems at a mean temperature of approximately 24°C (75°F).

    System R values were calculated for these insulated constructions by means of the series/parallel and zone methods recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Results of comparisons between measured and calculated R values are reported in this paper. Thermal effects of the various metal furring systems are also discussed.

    Keywords:

    thermal insulation, metal furred wall system, guarded hot box


    Author Information:

    Miller, RG
    Research associate, senior research civil engineer, and senior research associate, Jim Walter Research Corp., St. Petersburg, FL

    Berry, JA
    Research associate, senior research civil engineer, and senior research associate, Jim Walter Research Corp., St. Petersburg, FL

    Sherman, M
    Research associate, senior research civil engineer, and senior research associate, Jim Walter Research Corp., St. Petersburg, FL


    Paper ID: STP18516S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C16.40

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18516S


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