DC315 HAS COMPLETED OVER 100 FULL-SCALE, ICC-CERTIFIED THERMAL & IGNITION BARRIER TESTS OVER SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM (SPF).
All tests are full scale tests and meet the applicable requirements of 2006 IBC Section 803.2.1; 2009 IBC Section 803.2.1 and Section 2603.9; 2012 IBC Section 803.2.1 and Section 2603.10 Special Approval for Thermal Barrier Alternatives. DC 315 also meets the requirement as an Ignition Barrier per AC 377, Appendix X at an incredible spread rate of 400 sq. ft. per gallon.
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TESTING HAS BEEN COMPLETED OVER MULTIPLE BRANDS OF FOAM INCLUDING:
* AIRTIGHT * ARNETTE * BASF * BAY SEAL * BioBASED * CERTAINTEED *CONVENIENCE * CORBOND * DOW CHEMICAL * ECOBAY * GACO WESTERN * GUARDIAN * HENRY * ICYNENE * JOHNS MANVILLE * LAPOLLA * NATURAL PLOYMERS * * PREMIUM * NCFI SEAL * SUCRASEAL * SWD * TVD BUILDING MEGA FILL * THERMOSEAL
Testng is not an OPTION it is a REQUIREMENT. Sorting through the codes on when and where an Ignition and Thermal barrier is required is hard enough, but buying a coating is simple if you remember to always lead with one simple question ,” Has your coating been tested on the foam I am using”. Understanding the answer is easy, as it is either Yes or NO!
Every week we hear from customers who have applied a coating that has not been tested on an SPF used on the job and now a code official, or Fire Marshall is making them strip the coating and reapplying a code acceptable alternative. This is a costly issue that must be absorbed by the contractor who is already working on thin margins. Any coating that has not been tested over the SPF that is being coated is a violation of building codes and creates a serious life safety issue.
Ignition Barriers: Building codes allow an exception to the thermal barrier requirement in attics and crawl spaces where entry is made only for repairs or maintenance (IRC) or for the service of utilities (IBC). ACC 377, Appendix X limits alternative materials and assemblies in attic and crawl spaces. Intumescent coatings are an excellent choice as an alternative ignition barrier. The coating must be tested to ACC 377; Appendix X full scale modified NFPA 286 by an accredited testing facility