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Enforcement of a cellulose insulation safety standard

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Enforcement of a cellulose insulation safety standard

hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, April, 19, 1978.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Dwellings -- Insulation.,
    • Dwellings -- Energy conservation -- United States.,
    • Cellulose insulation -- Safety regulations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .I5547 1978a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 100 p. ;
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4375182M
      LC Control Number78602932

      Cellulose insulation is made from recycled materials that are ground into a fluffy, lightweight material with insulation value as high as R-4 per in. The insulation is treated with a non-toxic borate solution that gives the material a Class 1 fire safety rating (the highest available), while also making it resistant to mold and insects. The CPSC safety standard 16 CFR , Interim Safety Standard for Cellulose Insulation, provides the flame resistance and corrosiveness requirements for cellulose insulation. The standards “requirements are intended to reduce or eliminate an unreasonable risk of injury to consumers, from flammable and corrosive cellulose insulation. Blown cellulose insulation is produced primarily from post-consumer wood pulp (newspapers), typically accounting for roughly 8 of the insulation by weight. Cellulose insulation is treated with fire 5 % retardant. Ammonium sulfate, borates, and boric acid are used most commonly and account for the other 15 % of the cellulose insulation by weight. Hazards During Installation. Cellulose insulation produces significant quantities of dust during the installation process. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a study based on data collected at ten different work sites to determine the occupational hazards related to installing cellulose insulation.


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Enforcement of a cellulose insulation safety standard by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Enforcement of a Enforcement of a cellulose insulation safety standard book insulation safety standard: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, April, 19, [United States.

The initial chapters discuss basic concepts of thermal insulation product; subsequent chapters report on fundamental physical constants, history, chemistry, and types of cellulosic insulation, state and federal standards, and fire retardants with their health and safety data sheets.4/5(1).

SAFETY DATA SHEET. Effective May Page 1 of 10 MS Rev B US GreenFiber LLC. Product Name: Cellulose Insulation, Loose Fill Borate Formula. Product Identifier: INS LD, INSLD, Cel-Pak, ProCell Blue. Manufacturer: US GreenFiber LLC. Cellulose insulation formulated and labeled as self- supporting, spray-applied material is legally required to conform with the CPSC safety standard for loose-fill cellulose.

The CPSC procedures assure the safety of this type of cellulose insulation, but do not address all the important characteristics of the material as installed.

Standard practice for installing cellulose building insulation Cellulose insulation can be installed in attics, walls, ceilings, floors, and other building assemblies using a variety of standard accepted techniques.

This guide covers typical assem-bly designs and some of the more common installation methods that can be used to. Cellulose insulation (CI) is a type of thermal insulation consisting of recycled newspapers treated with fire retardant chemicals.

Inthe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued performance standards to ensure the safety of CI. These standards required that all CI produced after September 7,must.

Cellulose insulation installed on the floors of residential attics in three cities showed no sign of losing its fire retardant properties eight years after installation, according to a report published in the Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Thermal Insulation.

1 The field study by researchers Donald J. Ferm and Kelvin K. Shen, of U.S. Borax, Inc., evaluated the permanence. Cellulose insulation is comprised of loose-fill shredded paper that is usually treated with various chemicals to help prevent rodents, mold, and fire.

The installer I hired said what he was using was non-toxic, and he would cut down on dust by misting it with water during install. Loose-fill cellulose insulation can settle around and conform to most of the obstructions found in walls and attics.

Loose-fill cellulose is relatively inexpensive, yet still has an R-value of about per inch of thickness, compared to fiberglass' R-value between R3 to R4 per inch.; When walls are already finished, injecting loose-fill cellulose insulation is one of the few ways of adding.

To disregard what is probably the most environmentally benign and efficient insulation material on the market, borate-treated dense-pack cellulose because a major plumbing leak or a tree crashing through the roof or an ice dam (which is created by a poorly detailed roof with no ventilation, the standard with foam-insulated roofs), or a Katrina.

Cellulose insulation has a higher R-value than standard fiberglass insulation, though high-density fiberglass can provide higher R-value than cellulose. With attic applications, loose-fill cellulose also blocks air convection within the insulation—a process that can significantly reduce the effective R-value of loose-fill fiberglass in very.

Cellulose insulation is used as a filler material to fill various cavities and spaces, but cellulose insulation boards and mats are also produced. Typical thermal conductivity values for cellulose insulation are between 40 and 50 mW/(mK). The thermal conductivity of cellulose insulation varies with temperature, moisture content, and mass density.

These include, but are not limited to: the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Interim Safety Standard for Cellulose Insulation 2; the American Enforcement of a cellulose insulation safety standard book for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C, Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber (Wood-Base) Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation 3; and ASTM C, Standard Specification for Self-Supported.

Research conducted by the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation reported that most cellulose insulation samples failed the fire safety test within six months of installation. According to Carson Dunlop in the book "Principles of Home Inspection," cellulose insulation readily.

Plan, implement, and troubleshoot any type of insulation application Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, Insulation Handbook, by Richard T. Bynum and Daniel L.

Rubino, is a thorough guide to all the important methods, materials, and concepts associated with it, along with sound problem-solving advice.5/5(1). Applegate Insulation, "Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Building Insulation", [PDF] Applegate Insulation HQ Highview Drive Webberville, MI - retrieved /08/19, original source: Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Building Insulation.

Cellulose building insulation manufacturers should avoid accepting plastic or water-resistant coated papers into their insulation manufacturing process, or at least be sure that water resistant paper is present only at such trivial quantities (as indeed it was in our test sample) that the cellulose insulation will not support combustion after treatment.

Limitations & Safety Precautions 9 7. PREPARATION 10 New Construction 10 Retrofit Installations 13 8. COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS 13 CGSB Canadian General Standards Board CIMA Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association CIMAC Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association of Canada FG Fibreglass (glass fibre insulation products).

Installers and specifiers are advised to refer to other relevant documents, including the National Electrical Code, ASTM Standard Designation C, CIMA Technical Bulletin #1 Cellulose Insulation: Codes, Regulations and Specifications, and CIMA Technical Bulletin #3 Standard Practice for the Installation of Sprayed Cellulose Wall Cavity.

Innovative Safety and Health Solutions SM Special Building Material: Cellulose Insulation Introduction The origin of cellulose insulation can be traced as far back as a patent issued in Great Britain in It was first introduced into the United States after World War.

Cellulose insulation is an exceptional thermal and acoustical insulation with excellent fire safety properties. ASTM E Tests Omega Point, an internationally known NAVLAP certifies laboratory, completed ASTM E Fire Tests on 2" x 4" wood stud walls framed 16" OC with 1/2" Type X gypsum wallboard on both sides.

There's a bit in the video below where someone takes a blowtorch to some cellulose insulation he's holding in his hand, and the cellulose won't ignite, it just turns black. Similar research by the National Research Council of Canada showed that cellulose insulation increases a building's fire resistance by 22 to 55% compared to traditonal.

Insulation materials come in many forms. They are sprayed, stapled, blown, nailed or simply laid in place. The choices can be difficult to sift, but cellulose insulation passes as a strong contender.

The common standard by which insulation is measured, R-value, is the level of resistance to heat flow. R-value measures conductive resistance. History of cellulose insulation.

Cellulose is among the oldest types of building insulation material. [citation needed] Many types of cellulosic materials have been used, including newspaper, cardboard, cotton, straw, sawdust, hemp and ello was insulated with a form of cellulose.

Modern cellulose insulation, made with recycled newspaper using grinding and dust removing machines. Cellulose insulation is comprised of 85 percent recycled material, including newspaper, using ammonium sulfate and borate as a fire retardant. The borate treatment gives the cellulose insulation.

Insulation. E a Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) 16 CFR PartInterim Safety Standard for Cellulose Insulation, and 16 CFR Parts and where applicable. The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association is the trade association for the cellulose segment of the thermal/acoustical insulation industry.

CIMA was founded on July 1,when the Cellulose Industry Standards Enforcement Program (CISEP) adopted new bylaws, restructuring itself as a. Standard practice for installing cellulose building insulation The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association South Keowee Street Dayton, Ohio () Cellulose insulation can be installed in attics, walls, ceilings, and other building assemblies using a variety of standard accepted techniques.

This guide cov-ers typical. Questions about the health and safety aspects of cellulose insulation persist in the building industry because very little medical or scientific testing of the products has been conducted.

There’s still a need for full toxicological testing of dust from cellulose building insulation and dust from pure cellulose fibers. 2 Safety conclusions. The interim consumer product safety standard established in paragraph (1) shall provide that any cellulose insulation which is produced or distributed for sale or use as a consumer product shall have a flame spread rating of 0 to 25, as such rating is set forth in the General Services Administration’s specification for cellulose insulation, HH–I–C.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Siddiqui, Sarfraz A. Handbook on cellulose insulation. Malabar, Fla.: R.E. Krieger Pub. Co., (OCoLC)   This disregard of safety standards is unacceptable," said Mark Stelmack, OSHA's area director in Wilkes-Barre.

Proposed penalties: $66, Background: Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, GreenFiber manufactures cellulose fiber insulation, fire and sound products, all made with a minimum of 85 percent recycled paper fibers. Cellulose insulation can be a satisfactory insulating material if it is used conscientiously.

While most people may not be bothered at all by a little insulation dust in the house, there are thousands of people around the country who are more sensitive than the general population to environmental pollutants. Cellulose insulation has been considered to be a very safe product to use in houses.

Questions about the health and safety aspects of cellulose insulation persist in the building industry because very little medical or scientific testing of the products has been conducted. There’s still a need for full toxicological testing of dust from cellulose building insulation and dust from pure cellulose fibers.

3 Insulation safety. The word cellulose comes from the French word for a living cellule and glucose, which is sugar. Insulation is low-thermal-conductivity material used to separate the internal climate and sounds of a building from external climate and sounds.

Cellulose insulation is plant fiber used in wall and roof cavities to separate the inside and outside of the building thermally and acoustically.

Cellulose. Blown-in cellulose is an excellent option for an attic because it will fill all the joist spaces completely with very few air gaps. It is also very easy to install a higher thickness for greater R-value.

Loose cellulose is made of percent recycled material, mostly ground-up newspaper. The chemistry of cellulose and wood, (New York [etc.] McGraw-Hill Book Co., ), by A. Schorger (page images at HathiTrust) Die chemie der cellulose unter besonderer berücksichtigung der textil- und zellstoffindustrien, (Berlin, Gebrüder Borntraeger, ), by Carl.

Cellulose insulation will not prevent radiant heat transfer (The primary source of heat-flow in and out of your structure). Without a radiant barrier, when the roof gets hot, it radiates solar-generated heat down into the cellulose insulation on the attic floor.

Cellulose insulation primarily reduces heat transfer by trapping the warm air. The definition of thermally upgraded insulation paper by the IEEE Standards Association specifies that either covalent cellulose modifications (i.e.

cyanoethylation) or incorporation of stabilizing agents (i.e. amine derivatives, such as dicyandiamide) are applied to reduce the rate of paper decomposition (IEEE Std.

In this. Because of the high density, settling is not an issue. The R-value of wet spray and dense pack cellulose insulation depends slightly on its installed density and the exact type of cellulose used, but commonly ranges between and per inch (as measured by the standard ASTM C test).

This test method applies to all papers made from unmodified cellulose, as used in transformer, cable, or capacitor manufacture.

It applies to new or aged papers. For information, Appendix X1 shows an example of statistical distribution of values for new papers intended for the insulation of transformers, together with information relative to cable and capacitor papers.Plaintiff, Griswold Insulation Co., Inc.

[Griswold], a Tennessee corporation, filed this action alleging breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties, tortious misrepresentation, negligence, and violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act [CPSA], 15 U.S.C. § et seq.Cellulose Insulation Cellulose insulation is made of ground-up or shredded newspaper which is natu-rally combustible.

In fact, cellulose insula-tion is regulated as a recognized fire hazard by the Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC).4 To protect against fire hazards, cel-lulose insulation is heavily treated with fire.