Powder-coated Al-clad Windows: characteristics and performance.

Asif, Muhammad, Davidson, Alan and Muneer, Tariq (2001) Powder-coated Al-clad Windows: characteristics and performance. In: Proceedings of the Conference - Whole-life Performance of Facades, Bath 2001.

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Nor-Dan is the biggest windows manufacturing company in Norway and has been producing aluminium clad windows for the past 30 years. Over the last twenty years, powder coated aluminium has replaced the anodised aluminium to enhance the weathering and corrosion resistance of cladding. This article presents findings of a research study carried out in collaboration with Nor-Dan(UK)Ltd, to investigate the enrgy and environmental aspects of these windows. The embodied energy of a standard Nor-Dan Al-clad window has been evaluated. The weathering and corrosion resistance qualities have also been evaluated using accelerated ageing tests carried out at Napier University, Edinburgh and Otto-Von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. A questionnaire survey has also been carried out to analyse the performance of these windows in domestic and commercial application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: powder coated aluminium; anodised aluminium; Al-clad; Nor-Dan(Uk)ltd; weathering; corrosion; resistance;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 690 Buildings
600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 698 Detail finishing
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Item ID: 2012
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2008 10:42
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 10:22

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