Verification of Proline Plus™ Professional Spray Foam Insulation
Urethane Foam Consultants (UFC) has been appointed as the certification organization for Proline Plus™ Professional Spray Foam Insulation. UFC provides a practical method of assuring customers, architects and inspectors that installed products comply with the requirements of the building code and national standards.
Why Field Quality Assurance?
As a site-manufactured product, the application of spray-applied polyurethane foam does not benefit from the isolated and controlled environment of a manufacturing plant and the rigorous quality checks that many products undergo before making it to their end use. It is therefore vital for the performance of spray polyurethane foam to be assessed in the field.
In order to be applied in the field, the material itself must first undergo testing in the lab. Our certification organization was, in part, selected because it is well equipped and experienced in assessing the compliance of any Spray Polyurethane Foam system to North American standards referenced by Canadian and American Building Codes, or for listing by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), to verify that the manufacturer is producing a quality product.
The next step of the Field Quality Assurance Program is to ensure that the application of that foam is producing a product that will perform as expected. There are many key factors that affect the quality of an applied Spray Polyurethane Foam product:
- Site conditions (wind, temperature, etc).
- Substrates (dirt/grease, too hot/cold).
- Applicator knowledge and experience.
- Equipment malfunction.
- Chemical handing and storage.
UFC's Field Quality Assurance Program
UFC's Field Quality Assurance Program is an industry-leading process that ensures installers are producing quality product and following industry best practices. The program consists of the following key features:
- Annual field inspections for each installer.
- New installer verification.
- Training program review.
- Health and safety compliance monitoring.
The certification organization has extensive experience in evaluating spray polyurethane foam and the impact of application on the performance of the product.
Participation in the Spray Polyurethane Foam industry is achieved through committee involvement such as:
- Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC).
- American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM).
- National Building & Energy Codes.
UFC is ISO/IEC-17024:2012 compliant with a scope spanning many industries including the application and materials specifications for Spray Polyurethane Foam. We will be working with accredited inspection bodies where required.