Thermal Breaks range
For a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength, Armatherm™ structural thermal break products are the way forward. Our specific designs have been tested to transfer load and prevent thermal bridging. Through three dimensional modelling, Armatherm™ is proven to reduce heat loss in wall assemblies, transitions and structural connections throughout the envelope of the building.
Armatherm™ Z Girt
Armatherm Z Girt is a high strength non conductive cladding support system which can hold most insulation and cladding details.
Armatherm FRR is a very durable and strong thermal break material. This makes it suitable for carrying heavy loads at the same time as dramatically reducing conductive heat loss.
Armatherm™ FRR thermal break solution
The strong thermal break solution material of Armatherm FRR is composed from thermoset resin. It provides low thermal conductivity and high compressive power. Due to the components that make up thermoset resin, it has various advantages, including low combustibility and less creep under load. As a result, it enhances energy efficiency and is especially useful in structural thermal break connections. Damaged condensation that results in mould growth and moisture buildup can be extremely dangerous. The most likely source of this condensation is a decreased heat flow within a building’s thermal envelope, which significantly lowers the energy consumption of the structure. Building energy performance statistics will be severely impacted by cold bridging, such as through concrete or steel framing. The FRR material from ArmathermTM has a flexible range of possible applications. It comes in a variety of forms to fit your project, including sheets, washers, and bushings, all of which have outstanding thermal isolation requirements. While they can be bonded together if your project calls for it, ArmathermTM FRR sheets satisfy the U value and thickness standard criteria. In addition to the standard thickness options of 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 50mm, this material is also available in 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, and 15mm, so whatever your need, the perfect material may be developed especially for you and your project. It is obvious that incorporating thermal break sheets into steel and concrete frame is crucial. In addition, the front side of the bol head, between the steel washer and the face of the outside steel, shall also have a thermal break specified. Thermal bridges across the bolt are preserved when thermal breaks are added at these spots. This would otherwise provide a path for heat to flow through the thermal break assembly and result in a loss of energy from inside the building. For reducing potential condensation as a result of these thermal bridges in the building envelopes, Armatherm™ washers and bushings are vital.
Armatherm™ 500 thermal break solution
One of our high strength thermal fractures is ArmathermTM 500. It is made of a cutting-edge polyurethane material that has been produced in a variety of densities specifically to support a broad range of loading situations inside a building’s structure. Its enclosed cell construction does not absorb water and only very little creep occurs when under load. As a result, there is significantly less energy lost due to thermal bridging. There is a significant reduction in heat movement, energy usage, and potential condensation problems. Also available in sheet form is ArmathermTM500. It may be simply layered together to meet the required U value and thickness requirements. Because of its adaptability, it can be employed whenever there is a penetration or a thermal bridge where a transition exits through the building exterior. Parapets, slab/floor margins, roof penetrations, custom window sills, concrete balconies, among many more locations, are typical examples of these locations. The material is also dynamic and user-friendly; if necessary, it can be quickly cut and drilled on location. This might be crucial in cold storage facilities to keep the subgrade from freezing, in addition to being utilised to avoid cold bridges and maintain warm temperatures inside a building. Moreover, it might be positioned right beneath the base of the column to stop any temperature transfer into the earth.
Armatherm™ Z-girt thermal break solution
The ArmathermTMZ girt, a non-metallic thermal break, is the ideal choice for masonry or steel stud backings that are new or already present, as well as for external wall constructions. Z-girts boost the overall wall assembly’s effective R-value. They were created to stop heat from escaping through the building envelope. Tests show that using Z-girts, which are composed of fiber-reinforced plastic, can improve the thermal efficiency of the wall design in a number of ways. Reduced heat flow and energy transfers are part of this. The structural material has a classic Z-girt shape and is significantly more effective than its steel counterparts. It is used to support insulation and mount cladding. In fact, it provides an improvement of up to 75% over conventional steel Z-girts. For professionals looking for energy-efficient solutions, this non-conductive option is important. Wall assemblies that use ArmathermTM thermal break products can achieve efficiencies of up to 98%. Also, they are less likely to experience condensation and damp problems, which can seriously harm a property and the wellbeing of persons inside. Cladding attachments are greatly enhanced when a combination of thermal break items is specified. To maximise effectiveness everywhere, Z-girt, clips, and shims are all utilised.
Thermal break resources
Use the helpful resources on our website to better understand the significance of thermal break products, the salient characteristics of our products, and the applications to which they can be put to use. These resources include test reports, extensive literature libraries, design assistance, and product profile videos. If you need CAD drawings for your project, you can download them from the ArmathermTM website and quickly incorporate them into your designs.
The course provides an overview and introduction to thermal bridging, addressing how and why it occurs as well as how it may be prevented. Our user-friendly online thermal breaks webinar is also available online. It showcases and contrasts the difference between building details with and without thermal break solutions to demonstrate the necessity of determining accurate values of thermal transmittance.
Thermal Break Projects
To assist them in achieving efficiency requirements, we included ArmathermTM materials into a number of prominent projects, such as the cold storage room at the Aldi distribution centre and Townsend Hall at the University of Illinois. If you’d like to hear from some of the businesses we’ve worked with, check out our testimonials. We also provide a variety of case studies that demonstrate how our materials and solutions have helped clients build effective buildings.
We at ArmathermTM want to give building design specialists including architects, structural engineers, and engineers the necessary tools to effectively prevent cold bridging. Building envelope heat loss has been linked in a significant way to cold bridging, also known as thermal bridging. We offer thermal break materials with high strength and low thermal conductivity. They have been particularly created and tested to avoid thermal bridging.
Wherever a transition in a building’s envelope exists, ArmathermTM thermal bridging solutions can be applied to create a thermal bridge and continuous insulation. To minimise heat loss at balcony, canopy, parapet, masonry shelf angle, and cladding connections, ArmathermTM is an inventive solution with structural thermal break materials. To make sure that projects are as energy efficient as possible, specifiers, architects, and structural engineers must take thermal insulation materials into consideration, saving money on energy expenditures and ensuring the continued future of constructions.
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