Air barrier

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Air barrier

Building assembly components that work as a system to restrict air flow through the building envelope. Air barriers may or may not act as a vapor barrier. The air barrier can be on the exterior of the assembly, the interior, or both.

air barrier

A membrane that acts as a resistance to air leakage.
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M2 EQUITYBITES-July 28, 2016-Custom Door Maker Senneca Acquires Canada's Enershield Air Barriers
We needed air barriers not vapor barriers to control vapor flow.
With a thorough understanding of air barriers, a qualified design team should have no trouble achieving 0.
CPA Engineered Solutions reports it is a total air solutions company providing engineered solutions for compressed air generation and treatment, process drying, pneumatics and industrial automation, air knife drying systems, air energy management, Enershield air barriers, heat recovery fans and Steril-aire germicidal UVC emitters.
For optimum control all models are fitted with a built-in Building Management System (BMS) interface as standard, meaning the air barriers can operate as part of an integrated energy management system for improved people comfort and control.
The movement of air and vapor into the interior of wall assemblies is controlled by two different materials: moisture barriers and air barriers.
Workshops will include air barriers, acrylic waterborne coatings and failure analysis.
Additionally, because closed-cell spray polyurethane foam resists both air movement and water vapor movement, air barriers and vapor barriers usually can be eliminated, further reducing the amount of building material needed.
This type of airflow has poor thermal transfer characteristics of energy from the hot air to the product being processed because of the laminar air barriers around the product.
section] Air barriers have always been a big deal in flat roofs in cold miserable places like Canada even with black roofs.