WORKING TEMPERATURES RANGE OF PUR, PIR, ROCK WOOL INSULATED SANDWICH PANELS
In this blog post, we are going to shed light on what is the behavior of insulated panels towards temperature and what is the working temperature range of insulated panels. Temperature Range of Rockwool, PUR & PIR insulated metal panels.
WHAT IS THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE INSULATED PANELS TOWARDS TEMPERATURE?
Recently, a new customer asked for some explanation about the upper working temperature limit of a PUR insulated sandwich panel. He had some concerns about placing an oven in a laboratory made of a structural sandwich panel. Information over the behavior of insulated sandwich panels towards temperature is quite scarce, therefore we want to clear this point up.
What do we mean by “temperature”? The temperature of the surrounding environment, as the heating produced by the sunlight or by a running engine, e.g. an evaporator or an oven.
Permanent temperature hikes on a metal sandwich panel can lead to dimensional changes, loss of shape and strength, thermal decomposition and even worse consequences. Therefore, in specific applications, we suggest paying attention to these working temperature limits of the insulated sandwich panel. The information that we suggest to consider reports the lower and upper-temperature application limit in °C and °F.
It states the temperature that a metal sandwich panel can usually be loaded without destruction or change occurring. The duration of heating plays a vital role over an insulated metal panel that permanently heats up, for example, in a roof application under the sunlight. The temperature application limit does not take into consideration the behavior of the material in case of fire.
WHAT IS THE WORKING TEMPERATURE RANGE OF INSULATED PANELS?
THE WORKING TEMPERATURE RANGE IS:
- PUR insulated sandwich panels from -40°C up to 80°C (from -40°F up to 176°F);
- PIR insulated sandwich panels from -40°C up to 80°C (from -40°F up to 176°F);
- Rock Wool insulated sandwich panels from 0°C up to 100°C (from 32°F up to 212°F).
Although these temperature ranges may appear conservative, we prefer to use this approach as a general guideline.
As a metal insulated panel is a product that has a long lifespan in a typical environment, it’s essential to keep this info into consideration when planning to purchase it.
If you have any questions about the working temperature range of insulated panels, please contact us. We encourage you to ask us for further info on your specific case. We will gladly assist you with any questions you may have. You can reach us by completing the form below otherwise writing at email@example.com. Moreover, we highly recommend you read the following article about the working temperature of PVC Sanitary Profiles.