KPS Global Releases White Paper on Walk-In Unit Frame Performance

Date: 18 July 2019
KPS Global Releases White Paper on Walk-In Unit Frame Performance
KPS Global Releases White Paper on Walk-In Unit Frame Performance
KPS Global Releases White Paper on Walk-In Unit Frame Performance
KPS Global has produced a new white paper covering the optimization of R-values and condensation resistance through a polyurethane foam jacket around a structural core. Benefits of improved R-values and condensation resistance include energy savings and improved life cycle of the walk-in unit.

The new white paper follows the launch of KPS Global’s patented FUSIONFRAME, a new insulated panel frame system offering more than four times the R-value, 29.30 vs. 6.25, and comparable structural performance to traditional wood-frame systems. This system eliminates thermal bridging and limits heat gain, condensation development and panel joint icing.

“Keeping unwanted humidity and heat from entering walk-in storage units is the name of the game,” said Mike Eakins, CEO, KPS Global. “The wood frames that have come to define the industry have outlived their usefulness, causing excess energy usage and ongoing maintenance issues from condensation.”

In tests of a 5-inch insulated panel against a 5-inch wood-frame panel, FUSIONFRAME reduced heat gain through the freezer envelope by 50%. This system also eliminates thermal bridging found in traditional wood framing. With tangible improvements in energy efficiency and comparable structural performance to wood, this system is cost-effective and environmentally conscious.

“When heat attacks walk-ins from all directions, it is important to eliminate any weak links that allow the elements inside,” James Costanza, Technical Fellow, KPS Global. “After five years of research, we determined that the ideal frame construction could only be achieved through a structural core with a jacket of foam in a tongue-and-groove joint.”

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