Insulation
UV Protection
Adhesion
Flame Resistance
Corrosion Protection
Condensation
Chemical Resistance
Chemical Content

 

Insulation

  
Applied Technical Services, Inc. in Marietta, GA performed a comparison test with Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 material versus a sample of R-20 (R-5/in) Styrofoam for Temperature Resistivity/Heat Reflection. The procedure was to construct two identical galvanized steel boxes in the form of miniature houses. House A was filled with four inches of the identified styrofoam insulation and House B's exterior was coated with Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 to a thickness of 0.016 of an inch. Each house was insulated in the same areas to simulate identical uninsulated volume.

Certified Test Results • Applied Technical Services, Inc.

Note: Maximum Air Temperature Achieved Adjacent to House: 170º F.

For this particular test, the temperatures in the house coated with the Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 were on the average 7.8ºF cooler than the temperatures in the house filled with the R-20 Styrofoam.

OCM Test Laboratories in Anaheim, CA factored R values for Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 based on thinnest measured thickness on a 12 x 12 test square.

Due to the differentiating measurements of density from sprayed application, it is difficult to get a consistent R Value. Therefore, R values must be equated by averaging the combined test results. According to OCM Laboratories, Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has an R Value of 14.4 per inch remarkably out performing all insulation's charted below from the National Bureau of Standards and the ASHARE 1977 Fundamentals Handbook. However Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has never been needed in a thickness over 1/4 of and inch.

TEST REPORTS - OCM Test Laboratory - Anaheim, CAASTM-C-518 - Comparative R Value Per Inch Of Insulation

Test results have proven that one coat or 20 mil of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 eliminates radiant heat and reduces temperature greatly (60ºF to 80ºF degrees) on hot surfaces. Additional coats contribute a reduction in temperature between 40ºF to 45ºF. See Delta T Chart below for more information regarding mil thickness based on temperatures.

Ceramic Cover Delta T Chart

Recommended coating thickness based on surface temperature.

 

 

Protection from UV Rays

The Envirotrol coating offers protection against the normal problems of foam, therefore, it preserves the effectiveness of such insulating materials.

 
Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 can be applied directly over composites with 100% adhesion and no chemical adverse effect (i.e. tar roofing, asphalt shingles, paint, etc.) providing protection against UV Rays as well as insulating.

Action Testing, Inc., a certified testing laboratory in Tucker, GA reported "coating material found to be extremely durable and high quality, 'heat barrier' and reflected 95% to 98% of all radiant heat. The high percentage of radiant heat reflected would be comparable to a rating of R-20 at a 13 mil thickness." Additional testing by Action Testing, Inc. was performed on 1 inch of foam coated with 16 mils of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100.

Foam has a tendency to crumble and split when exposed to ultra violent rays. However, when the foam was covered with a thin coat of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 and tested; the conclusion reported: "The Envirotrol coating offers protection against the normal problems of foam, therefore, it preserves the effectiveness of such insulating materials.

The coating was also found to remain flexible at temperatures as low as -30º F, also this additional coating on 1.00 pcf density foam provides the dimensional stability and compressive strength normally found in higher cost 3.0 pcf densities without paying the higher price".

 

 

Adhesion

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 reaches full adhesive strength prior to final cure.

  
Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has been tested for adhesion by tests corresponding to ASTM D-3359, a cross hatch adhesion test, resulting in a score of 100% (the highest on a scale of 1 to 100). Furthermore, Dunkin & Bush, Inc. an industrial paint contractor in Seattle, WA, performed an Elcometer Adhesion Test. Coating was spray applied using air assisted airless equipment.

The coating thickness ranges from 75 mils DFT to 45 mils DFT across the tested coupon on tightly adhered mil scale. The initial test was performed 20 days after application. The result was a pull strength of 210 psi at 74 mils DFT. The coating was disbonded leaving 3-6 mils on the substrate. The final pull test was performed about 30 days after final cure.

The result was a pull strength of 210 psi at 45 mils DFT. The coating again disbonded leaving 3-4 mils on the substrate. Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has been tested under ASTM D4541 Test Method for pull of strength of Coating using portable adhesion testers. The conclusions are that Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 reaches full adhesive strength prior to final cure. Further conclusion based on disbondment within the coating shows an actual stronger bond to the substrate surface.

 

 

Flame Resistance

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 can be applied directly to hot surfaces in a wide temperature ranging from 34ºF to 400ºF.

  
Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 flame spread is rated 5 out of 100 according to Southwest Research Institute, Department of Fire Technology in San Antonio, TX and MSDS sheet reports flash point noncombustible.

Therefore, Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 can be applied directly to hot surfaces in a wide temperature ranging from 34ºF to 400ºF without shut down. In addition, the University of Mississippi Medical Center of Jackson, MS tested Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 for toxic smoke. "All exposed animals survived without sickness or irritation" concluding that Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has no effects from smoke inhalation. Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 was tested under IMOA.653(16).

Recommendations on improved fire test procedures for surface flammability of Bulkhead, Ceiling and Deck Finishing Materials.

 

 

Corrosion Protection

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has no air pockets, stops corrosion, and impedes condensation with no loss of insulation properties when wet.

  
Insulating properties of fiberglass, wools, etc. are largely a result of the air entrapped between fibers but are reduced markedly when the material becomes wet. Moisture reduces the Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has no air pockets, stops corrosion, it impedes condensation, and has no loss of insulation properties when wet.performance of air-filled insulators because the heat conduction of water at atmospheric temperature is more than 20 times that of air.

Because Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has no air pockets, stops corrosion, it impedes condensation, and has no loss of insulation properties when wet. Action Testing Lab rated Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100. 0755 (Superior) by ASTM D-1653 standards as a moisture vapor barrier and Garneau Inc., a pipe coating company in Calgary, Canada completed a hot water soak at 95c=203f for 48 hrs. with excellent results against penetration and no breakdown.

 

 

Condensation

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has properties that are impervious to the environment such as a fungal-pesticide resistance.

  
A 40 mil application of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 on a 38ºF cold water line eliminating the condensation caused by the ambient temperature of 74ºF. Also, a pulp and paper plant in the midsouth applied 40 mils of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 to a 48ºF CLO2 tank (40 ft. dia. by 50 ft. ht.) top coated with polyurethane mastic to eliminate condensation and maintain a consistent temperature.

In addition, Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 has properties that are impervious to the environment such as a fungal-pesticide resistance - rating of 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest). Additional tests have been administered: wind driven rain, hot/cold cycling, and chemical resistance. In each test and/or analysis, Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 "tested in the highest percentiles" of available products.

 

 

Chemical Resistance

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 is an 84% solid latex high density material.

  
Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 is an 84% solid latex high density material low in viscosity coating with high insulating properties and chemical resistance. Envirotrol has worked with industry by testing chemical resistivity according to requests.

A Sterilization Division uses Ethylene Glycol, Sulfuric Acids and Ethylene Oxide (gaseous) for sterilization of hospital equipment and supplies. Areas designated for applications of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 are the metal roof area (repel gases being expelled causing corrosion), pre-conditioning cell duct systems (stop condensate and hold in heat ), and post-cell duct systems (to seal duct system by retarding gas expulsion).

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 tested for reaction against the following chemicals:


An environmental lab in Alpharetta, GA, uses sodium hydroxide for removal of contaminates in water. Sodium hydroxide violently attacks the aluminum mixing paddles accelerating corrosion.

Test of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100™ reaction to sodium hydroxide are as follows:

Two tanks at a pulp and paper plant in the midsouth, 1) a hot water tank, approximately 40' dia. x 30' ht. with a measured temperature of 140ºF, 2) a chemical storage tank, approximately 40'dia. x 40' ht. with a measured temperature of 195ºF. Each had the fiberglass insulation removed and pressure washed.

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 was then applied, two (2) coats at approximately forty (.40) mils dft. from ground level to approximately ten feet around each circumference, reducing the hot water temperature to ambient, and the chemical storage tank to 107ºF.

After only one hour of completing application of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 the product from the chemical process splashed on the hot water tank. During clean-up the chemical was easily washed off the Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 with no adverse reactions, disbondment or staining.

 

 

Chemical Content

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 contains no solvents or hazardous chemical elements such as fluorides, chlorines or iodine.

  
Harland Associates Research Lab in San Francisco, CA, reports Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 as having 0 (zero) grams of volatile organic compounds, (VOC's) less water per liter, and "is a compliant coating with regard to VOC content requirement of the Bay Area, Air Quality Management District," one of the strictly controlled air quality management districts in the United States.

Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 contains no solvents or hazardous chemical elements such as fluorides, chlorides or iodine. An analytical testing laboratory, tested the chemical compound of Ceramic Cover CC Systems 100 for chlorides and halogens with excellent results. A large number of test at independent research institutes and laboratories have been carried out and reports are available from Envirotrol, Inc.