NORDTEST Project on Moisture Buffer Value of Materials

Carsten Rode, Ruut Hannele Peuhkuri, Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen, Berit Time, Kaisa Svennberg, Jesper Arfvidsson, Tuomo Ojanen

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Abstract

Building materials and furnishing used in contact with indoor air have some effect to moderate the variations of indoor humidity in occupied buildings. Very low humidity can be alleviated in winter, as well as can high indoor humidity in summer and during high occupancy loads. Thus, materials can possibly be used as a passive means of establishing indoor climatic conditions, which are comfortable for human occupancy. But so far there has been a lack of a standardized figure to characterize the moisture buffering ability of materials. It has been the objective of a Nordic project, which is currently being completed, to develop a definition, and to declare it in the form of a NORDTEST method. Apart from the definition of the term Moisture Buffer Value, the project also declares a test protocol which expresses how materials should be tested. Finally as a part of the project, some Round Robin Tests have been carried out on various typical building materials. The paper gives an account on the definition of the Moisture Buffer Value, it outlines the content of the test protocol, and it gives some examples of results from the Round Robin Tests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIVC 26th conference : Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings. Air Infiltration and Ventilation
PublisherINIVE eeig
Publication date2005
Pages47-52
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventAIVC Conference ‘Energy performance regulation' : Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings - Brussels
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceAIVC Conference ‘Energy performance regulation' : Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings
CityBrussels
Period01/01/2005 → …

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