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Spray Foam Canada: Insulating the Big Box Store’s Big Box

Actually insulating the 460,000 square foot Costco distribution turned out to be the easiest part of the job

When Costco opened a massive new distribution center, they turned to spray foam to keep the building insulated. By Jen Kramer Just north of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, is the city of Vaughn. According to the 2011 Canadian census, Vaughn was Canada’s fastest growing city for the years 1996 to 2006, experiencing an 80 percent growth rate. A ...

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Reducing Liability Through Compliance

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Applying the right code compliant thermal barrier coating reduces fire hazards and job burdens. BY JUAN SAGARBARRÍA Spray foam insulation is a highly effective insulation material, however it is also known to be combustible without careful adherence to fire codes. No good deed goes unpunished if you, as a foam system manufacturer or an installer, are not making sure the ...

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A Canadian Milestone

The proof is in the testing.

CCMC Confirms IFTI’s DC315 Qualifies as Equivalent to Generic and Prescriptive Barriers Over SPF By Gary Wolfe After spending much of 2015 and 2016 developing criteria and testing DC315, a fire-protective intumescent coating, as well as working in tandem with the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and several other well regarded accredited fire ...

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Intumescents And SPF: Spray It Safe

The new testing criteria for intumescent coatings when used as a component of an SPF alternative thermal barrier has standardized the inspection and specification processes.

The code for spraying intumescent coatings over spray polyurethane foam has changed. Get the facts here. BY JEN KRAMER Using an intumescent coating as an alternative thermal barrier over spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective, efficient means of fire prevention. The code for alternative thermal barriers has recently changed and the new Acceptance Criteria will be in effect October ...

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Executive Outlook: Gary Wolfe

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A Conversation with Gary Wolfe – Executive Vice President, International Fireproof Technology, Inc. By Ryan Spencer With a full line of life safety and fire safety products, International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) has made an especially significant impact in the spray foam industry with its flagship DC315 intumescent coating. Spray Foam Magazine had a conversation with Gary Wolfe, IFTI’s Executive Vice President, ...

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Firestop Systems: How They Can Compliment Spray Foam Businesses

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By Juan Sagarbarria In recent years, there has been an increased growth for firestop systems in the construction sector due mainly to increases in fire inspections. If installed properly, these materials can effectively obstruct the passage of fire, smoke, or toxic gasses from one-side of a fire-rated assembly to another by shoring up gaps created by penetrations. That is why ...

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Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

By Juan Sagarbarria Since occupant safety is an inherent component of good stewardship in the construction industry, building codes continuously grow more and more stringent as time moves forward. It is imperative that building product manufacturers comply with building codes if they intend to have their product utilized in the field. In the case of fire-protective intumescent coatings that are ...

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Exceeding Current Fire Testing Standards

IFTI passes multiple CAN/ULC 9705 room corner burn tests over SPF, qualifying DC315 as equivalent to generic and prescriptive barriers over SPF. Recently, ULC published the CAN/ULC-9705 (Full-scale Room Test for Surface Products), which is a Canadian adoption of the first edition of the ISO 9705 test. This standard specifies a test method that simulates a fire that, under well-ventilated ...

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Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

Certifying Excellence, Fostering Compliance

By RYAN SPENCER If you apply spray foam insulation, particularly in commercial applications, a day may come when you get a phone call, and the person on the other end will be a code official or fire marshal. Chances are, they’ll be looking for details about a project you did months or years ago–are you confident you’ll be prepared to ...

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