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RIMA-I Handbook

Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and Radiation Control Coatings

The RIMA-I Handbook aims to provide a simple yet comprehensive guide elaborating on the fundamentals of heat transfer and the concept of reflective insulation, radiant barriers and interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs’). Download the RIMA-I Handbook PDF or the Spanish Handbook PDF.

A Look Inside - Table of Contents

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1. About RIMA International ....................................................................................................................... 1
2. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 1
3. Objectives .................................................................................................................................................. 1
4. Fundamentals of Heat Transfer ............................................................................................................ 2
  4.1   Conduction  
  4.2   Convection  
  4.3   Radiation  
5. The Need for Insulation ........................................................................................................................... 5
6. Reflective Insulation ................................................................................................................................ 6
  6.1   Concept of Reflective Insulation .................................................................................................. 6
  6.2   Understanding a Reflective Insulation System ......................................................................... 7
  6.3   Types of Reflective Insulation Materials ..................................................................................... 7
  6.4   Applications for Reflective Insulation Materials ....................................................................... 7
  6.5   Installing Reflective Insulation Systems .................................................................................... 9
7. Radiant Barriers ........................................................................................................................................ 9
  7.1   Physics of Radiant Barriers ........................................................................................................... 9
  7.2   Radiant Barrier Systems (RBS) .................................................................................................... 10
  7.3   Types of Radiant Barrier Material ................................................................................................ 10
  7.4   Installing Radiant Barriers ............................................................................................................. 10
            7.4.1   Attics .................................................................................................................................... 10
            7.4.2   Walls .................................................................................................................................... 11
            7.4.3   Floors ................................................................................................................................... 11
8. Interior Radiations Control Coatings (IRCC) ....................................................................................... 13
  8.1   Definition of an IRCC ...................................................................................................................... 13
  8.2   Physics on an IRCC ......................................................................................................................... 13
  8.3   Definition on an Interior Radiation Control Coatings (IRCC) .................................................. 13
  8.4   Advantages of an IRCC .................................................................................................................. 13
  8.5   Intsallation Methods for an IRCC ................................................................................................. 13
  8.6   Typical Installations of Interior Radiation Control Coatings (IRCC) ....................................... 14
            8.6.1   Under Roof .......................................................................................................................... 14
            8.6.2   Interior Side Walls ............................................................................................................. 14
            8.6.3   Exterior Side Walls ............................................................................................................. 14
            8.6.4   Other Possible Uses - Construction ............................................................................... 14
  8.7   Other Possible Uses of an IRCC ................................................................................................... 15
9. Glossary of Terms ..................................................................................................................................... 15
10. References ................................................................................................................................................ 16
  10.1   Reviews .......................................................................................................................................... 16
  10.2   Technical Papers .......................................................................................................................... 16
  10.3   Documents .................................................................................................................................... 18
            10.3.1   ASHRAE Handbook ........................................................................................................ 18
            10.3.2   Federal Trade Commission .......................................................................................... 18
            10.3.3   International Conference of Buildinf Officials (ICBO) .............................................. 18
            10.3.4   U.S. Department of Energy ........................................................................................... 18
  10.4   ASTM Standards ........................................................................................................................... 18
11. Appendix - Indroductory Comments on Estimating Thermal Resistances for
Reflective Insulation Systems ................................................................................................................
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