Division 7 Ebook Page 19 Insulation Systems for Commercial Buildings

PAGE 14 1-800-GET-PINK www.owenscorning.com ELAMINATOR METAL BUILDING INSULATION SYSTEM FIBERGLASS INSULATION-PRODUCT DATA FEATURES & BENEFITS ELAMINATOR insulation system offers the 100 and 300 Series patented machines to insulate metal building roof assemblies. ELAMINATOR insulation is available for any project through a nationwide coverage of franchised laminators who comply with the operational requirements of the Owens Corning ELAMINATOR franchise. The ELAMINATOR 300 Series machines meet OSHA requirements to provide fall safety protection while enhancing roof-sheeting productivity. (See Technical Bulletin Pub. No. 57201 for OSHA compliance details.) Each project has a qualified operator who is in the Owens Corning ELAMINATOR Certified Operator Program (CEOP). The ELAMINATOR insulation meets thermal performance codes and specifications with either the single-layer (R-10 up to R-19) or the double-layer insulation levels (total out-of- package R-values R-20 up to R-38). ELAMINATOR insulation provides an attractive appearance with 100 Series machines or single- layer insulation levels and 300 Series with machines standard installation profile: Sculpture Profile. ELAMINATOR Sculpture Profile provides a uniform interior appearance without exposed seams where the facing vapor barrier overlaps over the top of the purlins. The profile provides exposed purlins meeting thermal performance requirements for most buildings. Installation Methods In double-layer applications with 300 Series, Owens Corning ELAMINATOR insulation is installed in two layers: the first layer is installed between the purlins, and the second layer is installed perpendicular and over the purlins with patented folding facing sized to accommodate the total thickness of the two layers. Sculpture Profile is achieved with the vapor barrier facing overlapped over the top of the purlins with 1" Foamular (extruded polystyrene) thermal blocks as an option to achieve specified U-values. In double-layer applications with 100 Series (120 machines), Owens Corning ELAMINATOR insulation is installed in two layers: the first layer is installed between the purlins in pieces cut to fit the purlin space, and the second layer is installed perpendicular and over the purlins with folding facing sized to accommodate the total thickness of the two layers. Sculpture Profile is achieved with the vapor barrier facing overlapped over the top of the purlins with 1" FOAMULAR (extruded polystyrene) insulation thermal blocks as an option to achieve specified U-values. In single-layer applications with 100 or 300 Series machines, Owens Corning ELAMINATOR insulation is installed perpendicular and over the purlins with facing sized to accommodate the total thickness of the single layer. Sculpture Profile is achieved with the vapor barrier facing overlapped over the top of the purlins with 1" FOAMULAR (extruded polystyrene insulation) thermal blocks as an option to achieve specified U-values. Important Safety Issues The roof slope may be less than or equal to 3:12 for both the 100 and 300 Series machines. 300 Series machines equipped with Purlin Stabilizer Wheels can install the ELAMINATOR insulation system on purlins without structural roof cross bracing. 100 Series machines with double-layer applications require structural roof cross bracing. 300 Series machines provide fall protection that meets current OSHA safety standards. 100 Series machines require additional OSHA- compliant safety methods and/or personal fall arrest systems to meet current OSHA safety standards. 100 Series 120 machines are designed to install the ELAMINATOR insulation system over the SkyWeb II safety net system. 300 Series machines are advanced down the roof with a cable pulling system or a patented Power Puller system. Owens Corning recommends the use of the Power Puller system, which allows the workers to stay within the guardrail system for the operation of the machines. Use of a crane or a forklift with appropriate rigging is required to lift the machines to and from the roof. A qualified machine operator who is certified or has a certificate from the Owens Corning ELAMINATOR Certified Operator Program (CEOP) must assemble, operate and disassemble the 300 Series machines during the project roofing stage. This assures the owner, architect and contractor that the machine operation is performed by an operator who was trained to operate the 300 Series machines in accordance with Owens Corning written procedures. Vapor Control Considerations All reinforced laminated vapor retarder facings may be used with the ELAMINATOR insulation system. Selection of a specific facing depends on the building design to meet light reflectance, vapor control and abuse resistance requirements. For optimum moisture control, facings with a maximum permeance rating of 0.10 perm are recommended. ELAMINATOR insulation system is not to be used in buildings with high moisture levels, such as buildings that house swimming pools. Detailed information on performance of available facings can be obtained from the ELAMINATOR franchisee. Installation Specifications Considerations Installation must be made in accordance with Owens Corning published ELAMINATOR installation manuals and must comply with applicable provisions of OSHA, state, local and owner safety and health codes. Selection of the appropriate ELAMINATOR installation method is at the discretion of the ELAMINATOR franchisee and depends on the insulation levels required, conditions at the job site and other project-specific criteria. To specify R-values to meet U-value performance, see the Owens Corning ELAMINATOR Technical Bulletins on ELAMINATOR insulation U-value thermal performance data which is obtained by ANSYS, finite element model, validated by hotbox test (ASTM C976). (100 Series Pub No: 5-MB-43647C or 300 Series Pub No: 5-MB-22790D.) * SkyWeb II is a registered trademark of Butler Manufacturing, Inc.

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