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[CCMC 13475-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a sound insulating panel within the wall assemblies specified, and in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-11-01-01-00-0-009.11.1.1. Required ProtectionAcceptable
09-11-01-02-00-0-009.11.1.2. Determination of Sound Transmission RatingsAcceptable
09-11-01-03-00-0-009.11.1.3. Compliance with Required RatingsAcceptable
09-25-02-02-01-i-009.25.2.2.(1)(i) Wood Fibre Insulating Boards for BuildingsAcceptable

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.

Product information

Product name

Enermax (acoustical insulation)

Product description

The product is a sound-insulating fibreboard covered on one side with a trilaminate film that is composed of aluminum, polyethylene and kraft paper layers. It is manufactured in 1 219 mm × 2 464 mm sheets that are 12.5 mm thick.

The product is installed within the manufacturer’s specified wall assemblies shown in the sound transmission class (STC) rating table.

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product nameManufacturing plant
Pont-Rouge, QC, CA
Enermax (acoustical insulation)Product evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  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 wall assemblies described in the sound transmission class (STC) rating table must be used in dwelling units that meet Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015. Where the wall assemblies are used as a separating wall between two dwelling units, the wall assemblies must be installed with adjoining construction (floor/wall/ceiling assembly) that meets the prescriptive requirement details of Article 9.11.1.4., Adjoining Constructions, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The wall assemblies must have a sound transmission class (STC) rating of at least 50 as required by Clause 9.11.1.1.(1)(b), Required Protection, of Division B of the NBC 2015. Where a dwelling unit is adjacent to an elevator shaft or a refuse chute, the separating wall assembly must have an STC rating of at least 55 as required by Sentence 9.11.1.1.(3) (required protection for construction separating a dwelling unit from an elevator shaft or refuse chute), of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • For fire performance, a ULC Listing showing that the sound-insulating assemblies specified in the sound transmission class (STC) rating table meet the fire-rating requirements of the NBC 2015 is required in buildings where the NBC 2015 requires a fire-resistance rating for wall assemblies. Ratings must be determined in accordance with CAN/ULC-S101-14, “Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.” Users of this Evaluation Report must request a copy of the ULC Listing from Building Products of Canada Corp.
  • The STC values published in the sound transmission class (STC) rating table are valid for the wall configurations shown in the table and the additional construction details described in the referenced notes.
  • The wall assemblies’ components presented in table Sound transmission class (STC) rating (glass fibre insulation batt, gypsum board, wood studs and steel studs) and their installation must comply with the requirements of the NBC 2015 and the Building Products of Canada Corp.’s installation manual.
  • The wall assemblies described in the sound transmission class (STC) rating table that include steel studs are for non-loadbearing applications.
  • The product must be installed by an informed and knowledgeable installer.
  • The product must be identified with the phrase “CCMC 13475-R.”

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-098113.01-15CCMC Technical Guide for Sound Insulating Fibreboard

The Report Holder has submitted technical documentation for CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below:

Material requirements

Fibreboard properties

The "Enermax (acoustical insulation)" fibreboard used within the wall assemblies shown in sound transmission class (STC) rating table conforms to CAN/ULC-S706-09, Type II, Class 7, as presented in fibreboard properties table below.

 
Table 1. Fibreboard properties
Property Units Requirement Results
Dimensions and tolerances - thickness %  ± 9% of 12.5 mm (the declared value) 12.2
Dimensions and tolerances - length mm/m 0 to -5 Pass
Dimensions and tolerances - width mm/m 0 to -5 Pass
Straightedge mm/m ≤ 2.0 1.6
Water vapour permeance ng/(Pa∙s∙m2) ≤ 60 9.6
Air permeance at 75 Pa pressure difference  L/(s∙m2) ≤ 0.02 < 0.001
Water absorption by volume % ≤ 10 5.7
Linear moisture expansion % ≤ 0.5 0.1
Thermal resistance for a 25-mm thick panel (m2∙K)/W ≥ 0.410 0.55
Transverse load rupture N ≥ 62 89.2
Tensile strength - parallel to the surface - machine direction kPa ≥ 1000 2 874
Tensile strength - parallel to the surface - cross-machine direction kPa ≥ 1000 2 228
Tensile strength - perpendicular to the surface kPa not applicable for type II, class 7 38.8
Compressive strength at 10% deformation kPa not applicable for type II, class 7 255.8

Resilient metal channel properties

The resilient metal channel used within the wall assemblies shown in sound transmission class (STC) rating table conforms to the resilient metal channel properties table. A schematic description of the channel is shown in the figures 6 and 7.

 
Table 2. Resilient metal channel propertiesTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Results
Minimum base steel thickness mm ≥ 0.455 Pass
Corrosion resistanceTable footnote footnote (2) - Minimum G40 Pass

Performance requirements

Acoustical performance

The acoustical performance of five wall assemblies enclosing the "Enermax (acoustical insulation)" panel has been evaluated in terms of airborne sound transmission loss. The airborne sound transmission measurements have been conducted in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 90-09, “Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements.”

Based on these measurements, the STC rating for the five wall assemblies was determined in accordance with ASTM E 413-10, “Classification for Rating Sound Insulation,” and published in sound transmission class (STC) rating table

 
Table 3. Sound transmission class (STC) rating
Assembly STC ratingTable footnote (1) Assembly Components Assembly diagram
1 50
  1. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (4)
  2. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  3. 38 mm × 89 mm wood studs spaced at 406 mm on centre
  4. Glass fibre insulation batts (RSI 2.1)Table footnote (6)
  5. Resilient channels spaced at 610 mm on centreTable footnote (7)Table footnote (8)
  6. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (9)Table footnote
Wall assembly 1 tested for STC rating

Figure 1. Enermax (acoustical insulation) STC rated assembly 1

2 53
  1. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (4)
  2. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  3. 38 mm × 89 mm wood studs spaced at 406 mm on centre
  4. Glass fibre insulation batts (RSI 2.1)Table footnote (6)
  5. Resilient channels spaced at 610 mm on centreTable footnote (7)Table footnote (10)Table footnoteTable footnote
  6. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  7. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (4)
Wall assembly 2 tested for STC rating

Figure 2. Enermax (acoustical insulation) STC rated assembly 2

3 50
  1. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (11)
  2. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  3. 39 mm × 92 mm non-loadbearing steel studs spaced at 610 mm on centreTable footnote (12)
  4. Glass fibre insulation batts (RSI 2.1)Table footnote (13)
  5. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (9)Table footnote (11)
Wall assembly 3 tested for STC rating

Figure 3. Enermax (acoustical insulation) STC rated assembly 3

4 53
  1. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (11)
  2. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  3. 39 mm × 92 mm non-loadbearing steel studs spaced at 610 mm on centreTable footnote (12)
  4. Glass fibre insulation batts (RSI 2.1)Table footnote (13)
  5. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (9)Table footnote (11)Table footnote
  6. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (11)Table footnote
Wall assembly 4 tested for STC rating

Figure 4. Enermax (acoustical insulation) STC rated assembly 4

5 52
  1. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (3)Table footnote (4)
  2. 12.7 mm "Enermax (acoustical insulation)"Table footnote (5)
  3. 38 mm × 89 mm wood studs spaced at 406 mm on centre
  4. Glass fibre insulation batts (RSI 2.1)Table footnote (6)
  5. Resilient channels spaced at 406 mm on centreTable footnote (7)Table footnote (8)
  6. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boardTable footnote (2)Table footnote (4)Table footnote (9)Table footnote
Wall assembly 5 tested for STC rating

Figure 5. Enermax (acoustical insulation) STC rated assembly 5

 

Figures of the resilient metal channels are show below:

 
Dimensions of the resilient metal channel

Figure 6. Schematic description of the resilient metal channel

  1. Attachment flange to stud
  2. Web (includes cutout)
  3. Attachment flange to drywall
Dimensions and spacing of the cutouts in the resilient metal channel

Figure 7. Dimension and spacing of the resilient metal channel cutouts

Administrative information

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.

Disclaimer

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.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.

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