Armatherm thermally broken cladding support connection solutions prevent excessive heat flow and potential condensation problems otherwise associated with thermal bridging. Moreover, wall assemblies using Armatherm attachments will meet the continuous insulation requirement of ASHRAE 90.1 and the effective R value requirements of the Canadian NECB energy code. Modeling results show that using Armatherm Z girts results in several improvements in the thermal efficiency of wall designs, reducing heat flow:
The insulation efficiencies of the wall assemblies increase significantly.
Some as high as 98%.
Higher, effective wall assembly R values are achieved using lower values
of external insulation. For example, to obtain an R value of R-13 minimum
to meet ASHRAE zone 1, steel girts require and external R 20; whereas
Armatherm girts require only R 10.
Cladding wall assemblies can meet the R value requirements of ALL
geographical zones for both ASHRAE 2013 and NECB 2011 energy codes
using Armatherm Z girts.
Reduction in thickness and cost of insulation.
Reduces energy consumption.
Armatherm™ 500 (Thermal Insulation Material - TIM)
Reducing heat flow within a building's thermal envelope reduces energy consumption as well as potential condensation issues. Armatherm™ 500 thermal break material (TIM) significantly reduces energy lost from thermal bridging in building envelope connections.
Armatherm™ 500 structural thermal break material is a high strength, thermoset polyurethane manufactured in several densities. Armatherm™ 500 is able to transfer a wide range of structural loads with a range from 20 psi - 4000 psi. This wide load range enables designs to keep deflection and creep at a minimum in thermal break connections.
Armatherm™ 500 has R values as high as 3.8 per inch which is superior to the properties of aerated concrete and wood blocking.
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Armatherm™ FRR structural thermal break material provides a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength and has been used in hundreds of structural steel framing connections transferring load in moment and shear conditions.
Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material can support up 40,000 psi and has an R value of 0.9 per inch. The material is made of a reinforced, thermoset resin which is ﬁre resistant and has very limited creep under load, making it the ideal material for use in structural steel and faCade thermal break connections.
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