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RESNET Free Webinar on Fire Codes and Sprayed Foam Insulation Coatings

Jul 17, 2012

Increasing builders are turning to spray polyurethane foam insulation as a strategy for improving their homes energy performance.  It is important for raters and builders to understand how the fire code impacts the application of the insulation.

On August 16, 2012 RESNET will host a free webinar on this issue conducted by Mike Kiser of Flame Seal Products.  The webinar will cover:

  • Thermal and Ignition Barrier Codes (Down to earth description of the code sections pertinent to SPUF, and a discussion of WHY these “barriers” are truly necessary on foam.)
  • Testing and Certification processes to meet the codes (Testing procedures and methods that are “called for” in the codes and test protocols.  Proper vs improper methods and documentation to be aware of.  Key item: Understanding that ICC Certifications are for “as is”, or “as described” use and applications.)
  • Dealing with code officials
  • General information describing “Intumescent” coatings, the most prevalent type for Thermal and Ignition Barrier Applications.
  • Common application challenges with water based coatings
  • Why proper training and certification of applicators, as well as code specific training of sales personnel, are critical.

Mike Kiser is the president of Flame Seal Products.  Mr. Kiser is recognized as an expert regarding fire codes as they relate to the Spray Foam Industry, specifically, Thermal Barriers and Ignition Barriers.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), 2:00 p.m. (CDT), 1:00 p.m. (MDT) and Noon (PDT).  To reserve your space at this webinar click on Webinar of Fire Codes and Insulation Coatings