21 Jan, 2017

Mechanical Board Insulation (MBD)

Mechanical Board Insulation

 

Mechanical Board Insulation is composed of fine, stable and uniformly textured inorganic glass fibers bonded together by a non-water soluble and fire retardant thermosetting and heat resistant resin, and formed into semi-rigid and rigid rectangular boards or slabs. It is free from coarse fibers and shot due to its mineral composition.

Facing

Mechanical Board Insulation is available unfaced or with one side factory-applied Aluminium Foil Reinforced Kraft Paper Laminate (FRK), or a white All Service Jacket (ASJ) to give a pleasing appearance vapor barrier. The facings have UL fire resistant ratings.

Application

Mechanical Board Insulation is intended for use in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential construction as thermal and acoustic insulation for the exterior of duct work and mechanical air handling equipment, vessels and tanks where abuse resistance is required. The semi-rigid boards with densities from 24 - 48 kg/m3, 1.5 - 3.0 lb/ft3 are flexible insulation boards for application over irregularly shaped surfaces where board-like properties are desired. The rigid boards with densities from 56 - 120 kg/m, 3.5 - 7.5 lb/ft3 are even more rigid for strength, abuse resistance and a flat appearance.

Installation Recommendation

AFICO Mechanical Board Insulation products can be cut with a knife and neatly fitted into irregularly shaped areas.

For Vertical Applications: AFICO Mechanical Board Insulation can be installed between furring, strips or Z channels. For enclosed applications the product can be impaled on impaling pins and/or adhered with adhesives.

For Horizontal Applications: AFICO Mechanical Board Insulation can be installed by the use of impaling pins against horizontal surfaces.

On Masonry Surface: AFICO Mechanical Board Insulation can be installed between withes and on wall faces with impaling pins, mechanical fasteners and/or adhesives.

On Precast Concrete: AFICO Mechanical Board Insulation can be installed using impaling pins and/or appropriate adhesives.