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SECTION 13 49 23
SCIF RADIANT RF BARRIERS
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Covertech Fabricating, Inc.; Reflective Insulation radiant RF barrier products.
.
This section is based on the products of Covertech Fabricating, Inc., which is located at:
279 Humberline Dr.
Etobicoke, ON, Canada M9W 5T6
Toll Free Tel: 800-837-8961
Tel: 416-798-1340
Fax: 416-798-1342
Email: request info (info@rfoil.com)
Web: www.rfoil.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Covertech Fabricating Inc. is a manufacturer of extruded film (both Co-Ex and Monolayer) as well as an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Reflective Insulation and Protective Packaging products.
Established in 1990, Covertech produces and distributes quality solutions from our modern 107,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto, Canada
rFOIL Insulation utilizes reflective technology which is made from metalized film and air bubbles that requires an airspace facing one foil side of the product to work as designed. When installed properly, rFOIL helps to ensure that homes stay comfortable and energy efficient year round.
rFOIL's unique construction is specially designed to reduce radiant heat gain or loss in Residential, Commercial and HVAC applications. The Bubble core and the metalized film (outer layer) provide the perfect combination of heat reflection and thickness that outperform other materials which rely on mass (thickness) for their thermal values and performance.
rFOIL is recognized for its thermal performance, easy installations, versatility and environmental friendliness. It offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
SKIF Radiant RF Barriers.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 05 40 00 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing.
B.
Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
C.
Section - .
D.
Section 08 71 53 - Security Door Hardware.
E.
Section 09 26 13 - Gypsum Veneer Plastering.
F.
Section 22 14 13 - Facility Storm Drainage Piping.
G.
Section 23 30 00 - HVAC Air Distribution
H.
Section 26 05 48 - Vibration and Seismic Controls for Electrical Systems
I.
Section 48 00 00 - Electrical Power Generation
J.
Section 27 11 23 - Communications Cable Management and Ladder Rack.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM C 1224 - Standard Specification for Reflective Insulation for Building Applications.
B.
ASTM C 1338 - Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings.
C.
ASTM C 1371 - Standard Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers.
D.
ASTM D 2261 - Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
E.
ASTM D 3310 - Standard Test Method for Determining Corrosivity of Adhesive Materials.
F.
ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
G.
ASTM E 96 - Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials; 2000.
H.
ASTM E 903 - Standard Test Method for Solar Absorptance, Reflectance, and Transmittance of Materials Using Integrating Spheres.
I.
ASTM E 2599 - Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barrier and Vinyl Stretch Ceiling Materials for Building Applications to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics.
J.
CAN/ULC-S102 - Standard Method Of Test For Surface Burning Characteristics Of Building Materials And Assemblies.
K.
NFPA 286 - Standard Methods of Fire Tests For Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth.
L.
IEEE-299 - IEEE Standard Method for Measuring the Effectiveness of Electromagnetic Shielding Enclosures
M.
RIMA International - US-006-10 Platinum Member Verified Products
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
C.
Verification Samples: For each product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product.
D.
Manufacturer's Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in factory production of reflective insulation of the types specified with a minimum 10 years documented experience.
B.
Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in installation of reflective insulation of the types specified with a minimum 5 years documented experience.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
C.
Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
1.
Finish areas designated by Architect.
2.
Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanshi, is approved by Architect.
3.
Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
1.6
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETING
A.
Convene minimum one week prior to commencing Work of this section.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver products in manufacturer's original, unopened containers and packaging, with labels clearly identifying product name and manufacturer.
B.
Store and handle products in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions'.
1.
Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
2.
Store in clean, dry areas indoors.
3.
Do not store directly on the floor.
C.
Protect materials during storage, handling and installation.
1.8
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
1.9
WARRANTY
A.
Provide with the manufacturer's 10 year limited warranty.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: Covertech Fabricating, Inc., which is located at: 279 Humberline Dr.; Etobicoke, ON, Canada M9W 5T6; Toll Free Tel: 800-837-8961 ; Tel: 416-798-1340; Fax: 416-798-1342; Email: request info (info@rfoil.com); Web: www.rfoil.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraphs as applicable to project requirements. Delete the paragraphs that are not applicable.
 
2.2
RADIANT RF BARRIER
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Specify reflective insulation as required for the Project. Delete reflective insulation not required.
 
A.
Radiant RF Barrier Insulation: rFOIL Ultra NT Solid Radiant Barrier for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF's) is capable of providing a minimum shielding effectiveness of (100MHz-10GHz) 85 dB. Ultra NT Solid Radiant Barrier also is a highly effective vapor barrier.
1.
Description: Single layer of polyethylene bubbles, bonded to and sandwiched between 2 highly reflective aluminum surfaces.
2.
Width: 48 inches.
3.
Lengths:
a.
125 feet.
b.
250 feet
4.
Edge Type: Square edge
5.
Physical Properties:
a.
Nominal Thickness: 3/16 inch.
b.
Fire Rating: ASTM E 84, Mounted to ASTM E 2599: Class 1 / Class A.
c.
Emissivity, ASTM C 1371: 0.03.
d.
Reflectivity, ASTM E 903: 0.97.
e.
Water Vapor Permeability, ASTM E 96: 0.01 perms.
f.
Resistance to Fungi and Bacteria, ASTM C 1338: Does not promote growth.
g.
Pliability, ASTM C 1224: No cracking.
h.
Bleeding and Delamination, ASTM C 1224: No bleeding or delamination.
i.
Corrosiveness, ASTM D 3310: Passes.
j.
Tensile Strength, ASTM D 2261: Length 27.34, Width 16.31.
k.
Shielding Effectiveness IEEE-299: (100MHz-10GHz) 85 dB
2.3
ACCESSORIES
A.
Reflective Tape: "rFOIL 15012" or "rFOIL 15013" aluminum foil tape.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Examine the areas and conditions under which work of this section will be installed.
B.
Verify and coordinate with mechanical and electrical services penetrating or to penetrate the areas to be shielded.
C.
Notify Architect of unsatisfactory conditions that would adversely affect installation or subsequent use before proceeding.
D.
Do not begin installation until unacceptable conditions are corrected.
3.2
PREPARATION
A.
Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
B.
Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
3.3
INSTALLATION
A.
Install Radiant RF Barrier Insulation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions at locations indicated
B.
Measure all walls, ceilings and floors for the area(s) requiring shielded from RF transmission. Cut Radiant Barrier to the appropriate lengths, by adding 12 inches to overlap and cover all walls, ceilings and floors of the area to be covered.
C.
Attachment.
1.
Wood framing: Attach by stapling the Ultra NT directly to the wood, with staples spaced 6-10 inches apart.
2.
Steel framing: Attach the Ultra NT directly to the framing with double-sided tape or an approved construction adhesive or spray adhesive (please consult the architectural specifications for approved adhering materials).
3.
Concrete: Attach with an approved construction adhesive or spray adhesive to adhere the Ultra NT to the wall.
D.
If the Ultra NT is to be installed between layers of 5/8 inch gypsum board, attach with approved drywall screws for panel.
E.
At all joints, overlap all Ultra NT at least 6 inches and seal all seams using foil tape specified.
F.
5) Where the wall meets the ceiling, extend the Ultra NT across the joint, so that it extends at least 6 inches onto the ceiling.
G.
Where the wall meets the floor, extend the Ultra NT across the joint, so that it extends at least 6 inches onto the floor.
H.
Completely cover the floors and ceilings, extending the Ultra NT to the walls, covering the 6 inch overlap at walls and ceilings and walls and floor.
I.
Coordinate with SCIF enclosure grounding specified in Section 26 05 48 - Vibration and Seismic Controls for Electrical Systems.
J.
Coordinate with SCIF enclosure penetrations specified in Divisions 15 and 16.
K.
Repair punctures or tears in Radiant RF Barrier by covering the puncture with Ultra NT and taping with foil tape specified. Follow manufacturer's application recommendations
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect installed Radiant RF Barrier from damage during construction.
B.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
END OF SECTION