Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels are suitable for use in peak temperatures as high as 80ºC / 176ºFand continuous operating temperatures up to 70ºC / 158ºF.
Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panel shave a 90% (or greater) closed cell structure, which means they are non–wicking and highly resistant to moisture penetration, and are particularly suitable for use in high relative humidity environments.
Immediately after manufacture, Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels have a very low thermal conductivity which increases over a period of time as the insulation ages.The thermal conductivity then remains stable for the service life of the product.
The thermal conductivity of Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels is 0.021 W/m.K / 0.146 Btu.in/hr.ft2.ºF at10ºC / 50º F (mean), the lowest of any commonly available insulation material, allowing the thinnest possible insulation to achieve the required thermal performance and this is the value that should be used in all thermal calculations.
Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels are manufactured without the use of CFCs/HCFC and have zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
Kingspan Insulation has achieved BS EN ISO 14001: 2004(Environmental management systems).
Requirements with guidance for use),which insists on year on year environmental improvements in the performance of any company that achieves the standard.
Fire & Smoke Performance
Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels have are resistance to burning and spread of flame far superior to that of any other cellular plastic insulation. In addition, there is an almost complete absence of smoke when subjected to aflame source.
Kingspan KoolDuct® rigid phenolic insulation panels have been tested by independent laboratories. The tests shown in the table below have been successfully passed.
Standard Description BS 476–6: 1989
Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products
BS 476–7: 1997
Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products
BS 6401: 1983
Method for measurement, in the laboratory, of the specific optical density of smoke generated by materials
AS/NZS 1530–3: 1999
Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures –Simultaneous determination of ignite ability, flame propagation, heat release and smoke release
ASTM E 84–08a
Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
Defense Standard 02–713
Determination of the Toxicity Index of the Products of Combustion from Small Specimens of Materials