Division 7 Ebook Page 13 Insulation Systems for Commercial Buildings

PAGE 8 1-800-GET-PINK www.owenscorning.com SONOBATTS INSULATION FIBERGLASS INSULATION-PRODUCT DATA DESCRIPTION & USES Unfaced Kraft-Faced Designed and sized for application over standard suspended ceiling tiles, they control noise and improve the thermal performance of ceiling systems. Sonobatts flexible fiberglass insulation is available in R-values * ranging from 11 to 38 and either unfaced or kraft-faced in thicknesses from 3" to 12". FEATURES & BENEFITS Ideal for renovation and remodeling projects; install in suspended ceiling systems by simply laying the product on top of the ceiling panels. Because of the excellent thermal resistance of Sonobatts insulation, it may be possible to reduce the size and/or operating cost of HVAC equipment. Significantly improves ceiling STC ratings by 4 to 10 points. Sonobatts insulation has been tested for air erosion (according to UL 181) and can be used in a return air plenum at air velocities up to 1,000 fpm for acoustical benefit. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS For Sonobatts insulation to improve energy efficiency when installed on suspended ceiling systems, the building envelope must block the movement of air from the outdoor environment to the conditioned space. Do not rely on the insulation or its facing to provide an air barrier. Minimizing the number of penetrations in the ceiling will help to maximize thermal performance. Large (4' x 4') ceiling panels and surface-mounted lighting can be used to reduce penetrations and improve thermal performance. Using the area above the insulation as a return air plenum would render the insulation thermally ineffective, as the air above the ceiling would be at the same temperature as the room below. In return plenum applications, thermal insulation would best be added at the side walls and roof. For acoustical control in floor-to-ceiling partition systems, insulation placed at the top of a suspended ceiling will reduce the transfer of sound over the partition. If thermal performance is not a factor, the area above the insulation may serve as a return air plenum. Adding insulation inside a structure's perimeter exposes the exterior building materials to greater temperature extremes and expansion and contraction forces. Refer to the ceiling system manufacturer's recommendations for maximum backloading and for information on fire-resistance rated floor or roof-ceiling assemblies. Kraft facings on this insulation will burn and must not be left exposed. Facing should be installed in substantial contact with an approved ceiling construction material. INSTALLATION Easily installed by simply laying them on top of the ceiling panel and suspension system. Fit Sonobatts together tightly to reduce heat loss. Keep product dry during storage, shipping and installation. APPLICABLE STANDARDS Tests conducted according to ASTM C18 were used to determine thermal resistance values. The listed R-values * are for insulation only. Sonobatts insulation complies with ASTM C665, Type I and ASTM E136 (unfaced) and with ASTM C665, Type II, Class C (kraft-faced.) The surface burning characteristics for Sonobatts insulation were derived from products tested in accordance with ASTM E84, a standard used solely to measure and describe properties of products in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions. The resulting numerical values-reported to the nearest 5 rating-are not intended to reflect hazards presented by this or any other material under actual fire conditions. Tests conducted in accordance with ASTM E96 (desiccant method) were used to produce the vapor retarder permeance of the kraft facings on Sonobatts insulation. * R-values differ. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. SONOBATTS INSULATION TECHNICAL DATA WIDTH LENGTH THICKNESS R-VALUE (1) 24" 609 mm 48" 1219 mm 12" 305 mm 38.0 24" 609 mm 48" 1219 mm 9" 241 mm 30.0 24" 609 mm 48" 1219 mm 6" 159 mm 19.0 24" 609 mm 48" 1219 mm 3" 89 mm 11.0 1. R-values differ. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. Note: Unfaced Sonobatts insulation complies with the property requirements of ASTM C665, Type I and ASTM E136. Kraft-faced Sonobatts Insulation complies with the property requirements of ASTM C665, Type II, Class C. SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS/BUILDING CODE CONSTRUCTION CLASSIFICATIONS PRODUCT TYPES FLAME SPREAD SMOKE DEVELOPED ICBO BOCA SBCCI ICC Unfaced 10 All Types Kraft-Faced N/R III, IV, V Sonobatts insulation complies with the International Building Code (ICC), Uniform Building code (ICBO), National Building Code (BOCA) and Standard Building Code (SBCCI) model code requirements for building construction types listed above. Kraft facing on Sonobatts insulation will burn and must not be left exposed. The facing must be installed in substantial contact with an approved ceiling construction material. Protect facing from open flame or heat source. VAPOR RETARDERS KRAFT Perms Maximum 1 WATER VAPOR SORPTION Maximum by Weight 5% DIMENSIONAL STABILITY Linear Shrinkage Less than 0.1% AIR EROSION Air Velocities per UL 181 up to 1000 fpm Less than 0.1% 1. Products are tested in accordance with: R-value ASTM C518 Surface Burning Characteristics ASTM E84 Perm Rating ASTM E96 PRODUCT 57% APPLIES TO KRAFT-FACED PRODUCT PRODUCT 98% APPLIES TO UNFACED PRODUCT APPLIES TO FACED PRODUCT APPLIES TO UNFACED PRODUCT

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