Armatherm™ FRR Structural Thermal Break Material
(Thermal Insulation Material – TIM)
Armatherm™ FRR structural thermal break material provides a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength and has been used in hundreds of structural steel framing connections transferring load in moment and shear conditions.
Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material can support up 43,000 psi and has an R value of 0.9 per inch. The material is made of a reinforced, thermoset resin which is ﬁre resistant making it the ideal material for use in structural steel and façade thermal break connections.
Applications using Armatherm™ FRR to reduce heat ﬂow include:
Armatherm™ Thermal Washer and Bushing
With a bolt through insulation pad there is a slight thermal transfer along the connecting bolt.
To further reduce heat loss, Armatherm™ bushings and washers can be used on the warm face of the structure. A thermal break at the bolt connection will reduce heat loss an additional 4% per bolt depending on the wall assembly construction.
In extreme applications (e.g. Indoor Swimming Pools), to prevent condensation on the bolt head, a polyurethane nut cap can be supplied to effectively screen this cold surface from the internal environment.
Structural Steel Thermal Break Connection
Armatherm™ Thermal Break Pads are often called Thermal Bridges, balcony isolators, structural thermal breaks, cantilever steelwork thermal bridging, cold bridge isolation, thermal partitions, steelwork thermal break, thermal bridging, cold bridging pads, cold bridging solutions. All of these solutions use Thermal Insulation Material TIM to prevent thermal bridging.
Structural thermal break with thermal bushing and washer
Steel bolt connection thermal break
Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material
Armatherm™ bushings and washers
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