[CCMC 13272-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
InsulSafe® XC Wall Insulation System
|Compliance:||NBC 2015, NBC 2020|
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It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as as a thermal insulation in wood-frame walls in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following codes:
National Building Code of Canada 2015
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|09-25-02-04-00-0-00||126.96.36.199. Installation of Loose-Fill Insulation||Acceptable|
|188.8.131.52. Insulation Materials||Acceptable|
National Building Code of Canada 2020
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|184.108.40.206.||220.127.116.11. Installation of Loose-Fill Insulation||Acceptable|
The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.
InsulSafe® XC Wall Insulation System
The product is manufactured on the job site. It uses a spun-bound, polypropylene nonwoven fabric printed with the product name Optima®. The fabric is affixed (stapled or glued) to the face of the framing members. The insulation is pneumatically installed using a mineral fibre blowing machine with a hose attached that blows the insulation into the open wall cavity behind the fabric (see Figure 1). The thermal insulation product is CertainTeed Insulsafe® XC (see CCMC 13141-L).
This evaluation covers the use of the product in wood-frame construction using 38 mm × 89 mm studs placed at 406 mm on centre (o.c.), 38 mm × 140 mm studs placed at 406 mm o.c., or 38 mm × 140 mm studs placed at 610 mm o.c. The applied design density of the product must be 32 kg/m3 . The thermal insulation used is CertainTeed InsulSafe® XC loose-fill glass-fibre insulation, which is compliant with CAN/ULC-S702-09, “Standard for Mineral Fibre Thermal Insulation for Buildings.” The insulation is applied using a blowing machine that places the insulation in the wall cavity behind the attached netting. The interior and exterior walls should be finished in accordance with the NBC 2015 requirements.
This evaluation is limited to products produced at the following plants:
|Product name||Manufacturing plants|
|Athens, GA, US||Chowchilla, CA, US|
|InsulSafe® XC Wall Insulation System||Product evaluated by the CCMC||Product evaluated by the CCMC|
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Conditions and limitations
The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.
- The design thermal resistance of the glass-fibre insulation is 29.1 m2·K/W. Table 1 indicates the coverage for installation in both 38 mm × 89 mm and 38 mm × 140 mm cavities.
|RSI (m2 ·K)/W||Cavity depth (mm) for 2.35 m
|Applied density (kg/m3)||Number of cavities filled per 14.1-kg bag|
|2.58||89 (at 406 mm o.c.)||32||5.7|
|4.07||140 (at 406 mm o.c.)||32||3.6|
|4.07||140 (at 610 mm o.c.)||32||2.3|
- CertainTeed recommends that installers always follow the “InsulSafe® XC Installation Instruction Manual.” A training video in their “Right Way” series is also available.
- The thermal insulation product must be delivered to the building site in unopened packages. The netting must bulge less than 13 mm beyond the stud to indicate a conforming installation that provides the necessary product density.
- The insulation must be kept away from heat-emitting devices, such as recessed light fixtures, chimneys, and propane or natural gas sources, at a distance of 75 mm or the distance required by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
- The installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions and this Report.
- When possible, the product label or package must be identified with the manufacturer’s name and logo and the phrase “CCMC 13272-R.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-072126.02-A-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Blown Mineral Fibre Insulation System with Netting for Walls|
|CCMC-TG-072126.02-A-20||CCMC Technical Guide for Blown Mineral Fibre Insulation System with Netting for Walls|
|Bulge||38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c||mm||13||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.||13||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.||13||Pass|
|Design density||38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c||kg/m3||> 25 or proponent’s design density||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.||> 25 or proponent’s design density||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.||> 25 or proponent’s design density||Pass|
|Density deviation from each stud space||38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c||%||± 10% of design density||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.||± 10% of design density||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.||± 10% of design density||Pass|
|Thermal resistance at 150 mm||38 mm × 89 mm studs at 406 mm o.c||(m2 ·K)/W||> 3.6||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 406 mm o.c.||> 3.6||Pass|
|38 mm × 140 mm studs at 610 mm o.c.||> 3.6||Pass|
Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments
This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).
It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.
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