[CCMC 13390-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
SWD Urethane Company
540 S. Drew St.
|Product name:||SWD Quik-Shield® 106|
|Code compliance:||NBC 2015, NBC 2020, OBC|
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Code compliance opinion
It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a thermal insulation 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|
|01-02-01-01-01-b-00||A-18.104.22.168.(1)(b) Code Compliance via Alternative Solutions||Alternative|
|22.214.171.124. Insulation Materials||Acceptable|
National Building Code of Canada 2020
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|A-126.96.36.199.(1)(b) Code Compliance via AlternativeSolutions||Alternative|
Ontario Building Code
Ruling No. 11-01-259 (13390-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2011-01-20 (revised 2018-07-16) pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.
The above opinion is 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 nameSWD Quik-Shield® 106
The product is a Type 1, spray-in-place, low density, semi-flexible plastic foam that has an open cell structure. The product consists of 2 parts named Quik-Shield® 106 isocyanate and Quik-Shield® 106 resin, which are mixed on site by a qualified installer using positive displacement equipment in a 1:1 fixed ratio.
The final cured product is yellow and has a density of 7.21 kg/m3. At a 25.4-mm thickness, the thermal resistance is 0.63 m2·C/W.
This is a site-manufactured product; it must be finished on site only by certified installers through the spray-application of raw materials bearing a CCMC number that are produced only at the manufacturing plant(s) below. See installation of spray-applied polyurethane insulation for more information on the requirements for installation and site quality assurance.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, US|
|SWD Quik-Shield® 106||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.
- This is a site-manufactured product whereby the installation of spray-applied polyurethate foam must be performed following a site quality assurance program by certified installers trained by the evaluation holder (or their representative) and licensed by the designated SQAP provider.
- The product may be installed in new or retrofit constructions. In either case, the product must be installed in open cavities in the following locations in a wood-frame construction that meets the requirements of the NBC 2010:
- exterior walls including perimeter joists,
- cathedral ceilings with a vented air space as required by the NBC 2010,
- floors separating living spaces from a garage,
- cantilever overhang floors, and
- interior below-grade foundation walls.
- The building envelope where the product is installed must conform to the requirements of the NBC 2010 for vapour barriers, air barriers and dampproofing (interior below-grade walls).
- For retrofit applications where there may be occupants in the unaltered part of a building, the qualified installer must ensure that the spraying area is isolated and negatively pressurized by using an exfiltration rate of 0.3 air changes per hour for at least 1 day. An independent toxicological assessment determined that this ventilation rate must also be in effect for 1 day before occupancy is permitted in the newly insulated suite.
- The sprayed material should completely cover the surfaces between the studs, joists and other framing members. The surfaces to be covered should be clean, dry and not covered by frost, oil, grease, dust or other unsuitable material. As required in Article 188.8.131.52., Installation of Thermal Insulation, of Division B of the NBC 2010, the insulation must be installed so that a reasonably uniform insulating value is achieved over the entire face of the insulated area.
- The interior side of the applied semi-flexible polyurethane insulation must be covered with an approved thermal barrier as per Article 184.108.40.206., Protection of Foamed Plastics, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
- The insulation must be kept away from heat-emitting devices, such as recessed light fixtures and chimneys, at the minimum distance required by building regulations and safety codes.
- The maximum in-service temperature of the insulation must not exceed 70°C.
- The product must not be used where it may come in contact with water and must not be installed after its expiry date of 6 months from the date of manufacture.
- The isocyanate and polyol resin components must have their respective containers (e.g., drums) identified by the phrase “CCMC 13390-R.”
- The installation procedure must follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual. A copy of the manual must be available at the job site at all times during the installation for review by the building official.
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-072119.03-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Spray-in-Place, Open-Cell Polyurethane Foam (OPF) Thermal Insulation|
|CCMC-TG-072119.03-20||CCMC Technical Guide for Spray-in-Place, Open-Cell Polyurethane Foam (OPF) Thermal Insulation|
|Thermal resistance at 25-mm thickness||m2·C/W||Report value||0.63|
|Water vapour transmission for 50-mm thickness||ng/Pa·s·m2||> 1 400|
|Water absorption||%||Report value||2.9|
|Dimensional changes when exposed to||80°C and ambient relative humidity (RH)||% volumetric||Min. –15||–12.1|
|70°C and 97 ± 3% RH||Min. –15||-7.6|
|−29°C and ambient RH||Min. –1||+0.8|
|Emissions − time to occupancy||Table footnote (1)||Pass|
Other technical evidence
Fire test results
|Flame-spread ratingTable footnote footnote (3) (CAN/ULC-S102)||Report value||25|
|Smoke developement||Report value||315|
Site quality assurance program (SQAP)
Installation of spray-applied polyurethane insulation
In addition to the material qualification to CCMC-TG-072119.03-10 above, light density spray-applied polyurethane foams must be installed in accordance with CAN/ULC-S712.2 under a Site Quality Assurance Program (SQAP). This evaluation holder has engaged the designated SQAP provider below to operate it's SQAP program for the installation of this product by certified installers, and to provide third-party site auditing, as required. As with any evaluation, the evaluation holder is responsible for the quality of the finished product (installed foam), and therefore is required to ensure resolution of non-conforming installations.
The installation procedure must follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual. A copy of the manual must be available at the job site at all times during the installation for review by the building official.
The evaluation holder requires that only specific, certified installers be authorized to install its proprietary spray-polyurethane insulation in buildings. All installers must be certified for the installation of this product by the designated SQAP provider, having a valid photo-identification license at the time of installation, and be able to present the license on request.
Third-party site auditing
As part of its SQAP, the evaluation holder also stipulates that periodic site-audit inspections be conducted by the designated SQAP provider. Upon completion of the site audit, the designated SQAP provider will report the product’s conformity results and any corrective action required, if necessary, to the evaluation holder. Building officials can contact the SQAP provider to request a site-audits at a specific building site.
Designated SQAP provider
The following organization has been designated by the evaluation holder as their SQAP provider, and is recognized by the CCMC as an ISO/IEC 17024 accredited personnel certification body, and ISO/IEC 17020 accredited inspection body.
Caliber Quality Solutions Inc. (Caliber)
605-2323 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4P 2C9
Telephone: 1-888-5-QAP-HELP (1-888-572-7435)
This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.
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