Moisture Buffer Value of Building Materials

Carsten Rode, Ruut Peuhkuri, Berit Time, Kaisa Svennberg, Tuomo Ojanen

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Abstract

When building materials are in contact with indoor air they have some effect to moderate the variations of indoor humidity in occupied buildings. But so far there has been a lack of a standardized quantity to characterize the moisture buffering capability of materials. It has been the objective of a recent Nordic project to define such a quantity, and to declare it in the form of a NORDTEST method. The Moisture Buffer Value is the figure that has been developed in the project as a way to appraise the moisture buffer effect of materials, and the value is described in the paper. Also explained is a test protocol which expresses how materials should be tested for determination of their Moisture Buffer Value. Finally, the paper presents some of the results of a Round Robin Test on various typical building materials that has been carried out in the project.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of ASTM International
Volume4
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)Paper ID JAI100369 (33-44)
Number of pages12
ISSN1546-962X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventASTM Symposium on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements on Building Materials - Toronto
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceASTM Symposium on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements on Building Materials
CityToronto
Period01/01/2006 → …

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Keywords

  • Building materials
  • Moisture transport
  • Humidity
  • Buffer effect
  • Indoor climate
  • Material properties

Cite this

Rode, C., Peuhkuri, R., Time, B., Svennberg, K., & Ojanen, T. (2007). Moisture Buffer Value of Building Materials. Journal of ASTM International, 4(5), Paper ID JAI100369 (33-44). https://doi.org/10.1520/STP45403S