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Armatherm™ Grade 500 Foundation to Wall
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Application

  • Cold bridging of column base insulation blocks.
  • Thermal protection for parapet to roof transitions.
  • Thermal break of foundation to wall transitions.
  • Thermal isolation of cryogenic tanks.
  • Cold bridge issues on roof equipment support (davits, wind screens, equipment screens).
  • Thermal break of fall protection anchor points.
  • Cold room thermal floor reinforcement.

Can be cut and drilled to suit custom requirements.

Description

Structural thermal break for foundation to wall transitions, which reduces the energy lost from thermal bridging in building envelope connections and reduces potential condensation issues.

Thermal Bridging at foundation wall transitions creates heat loss at the foundation perimeter. This reduces the exterior wall's effective R Value. Foundations are part of a buildings’ thermal envelope. The intersection at a slab on grade to foundation wall and exterior wall to foundation transition are both areas where heat flows out of a building. This is due primarily to non-continuous insulation details.

The linear transmittance (heat loss) at the base of the foundation wall can be reduced by as much as 60% by using an efficient, structural thermal break.

The thermal insulation material (TIM) is a high strength, thermoset polyurethane manufactured in several densities. The material is able to transfer various structural loads with a range from 0.14–27.5 N/mm², enabling designs to keep deflection and creep at a minimum in thermal break connections. It also has a thermal resistance (R-value) of 3.8 per inch (25 mm), superior to the properties of aerated concrete and wood blocking. This can help to meet the BS requirement for continuous insulation, as well as the baseline insulation requirements for floors in refrigerated storage facilities.


Performance (scenarios):

- Exterior wall directly on footing, with 25 mm fibreboard floor to foundation:

  • Clear wall R-value: R-10.2 (1.79 m²K/W).
  • Slab 1D R-value: R-5 (0.88 m²K/W).
  • Slab heat loss: 1.18 (2.04 m²K/W).
  • Assembly heat loss: 1.88 (3.25 m²K/W).
  • Linear transmittance of wall to slab: 0.309 (0.534 m²K/W).

- 50 mm Armatherm 500 under exterior wall and interior wall, with 25 mm fibreboard floor to foundation:

  • Clear wall R-value: R-10.2 (1.79 m²K/W).
  • Slab 1D R-value: R-5 (0.88 m²K/W).
  • Slab heat loss: 1.18 (2.04 m²K/W).
  • Assembly heat loss: 1.74 (3.01 m²K/W).
  • Linear transmittance of wall to slab: 0.170 (0.294 m²K/W).
  • Reduction in heat loss: 45%.

- 50 mm Armatherm 500 under exterior wall and interior wall, with 50 mm Armatherm 500 floor to foundation:

  • Clear wall R-value: R-10.2 (1.79 m²K/W).
  • Slab 1D R-value: R-5 (0.88 m²K/W).
  • Slab heat loss: 1.18 (2.04 m²K/W).
  • Assembly heat loss: 1.71 (2.96 m²K/W).
  • Linear transmittance of wall to slab: 0.139 (0.241 m²K/W).
  • Reduction in heat loss: 55%.

General information

Shape

Rectangle

Color

Cream

Red

Brown

Material

Polyurethane

Uniclass

Pr_35_90_15_89 Thermal break connection platesPrimary

CAWS

E40/440 Load transfer systems

Specification data - Thermal break connection plates

Material

High strength, polyurethane.

Dimensions

-

Thickness (maximum)

100 mm.

150 mm.

25 mm.

75 mm.

Compressive stress (maximum)

3.8 N/mm².

Operating temperature (maximum)

-185°C to 80°C.

Product Reference

Armatherm™ Grade 500 Foundation to Wall

CompressiveStrength

125 N/mm².

ThermalConductivity

0.05 W/m·K.

Literature

Armatherm Structural Thermal Breaks

Armatherm Structural Thermal Breaks

Armatherm 500 - Thermal Break

Armatherm 500 - Thermal Break

Foundation to Wall Transition Thermal Break - Armatherm

Foundation to Wall Transition Thermal Break - Armatherm

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