Panels and Inserts
The InSoFast CX Container panel and the Inserts are designed to fit most shipping containers.
Containers have three types of corrugations: side wall, end wall, and ceiling. Refer to the container diagrams to determine if the InSoFast products will fit your container’s
Installing CX Panels on the Side Walls
The InSoFast CX Container Panel is designed for the side walls of most shipping
containers. The CX panels are set up for an 11” repeating pattern of the corrugation and the panel size is 44” x 24”. They are installed horizontally with the studs running vertically.
A shipping container provides the perfect air tight “building envelope”. This type of construction requires a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system that provides fresh air exchange and controls latent moisture. It is also very important to prevent condensation that is caused by air leakage or infiltration. This is done by air sealing with expanding spray foam gap and crack filler or sealant:
• At and around any cutout, outlet, penetration or opening through the InSoFast panels, container walls, ceilings or doors.
• The backside of the InSoFast panels to the container wall every 4’ horizontally as the panels are being installed.
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Thermal Control Layer
The addition of InSoFast’s exterior rigid insulation can significantly improve the wall assembly thermal performance because it provides a continuous insulation layer that diminishes the impact of thermal bridges caused by framing.
Thermal bridging through framing components reduces envelope insulation performance by 15-20% in wood frame construction and by 40%-60% in metal frame construction
Continuous Insulation (Ci) is an insulation blanket around the exterior of the structure. Ci creates a thermal break between wall framing and the exterior conditions. Installing CI reduces energy loss caused by bridging. Additionally, InSoFast’s insulation on the exterior of wall reduces potential for moisture problems. InSoFast acts as a moisture barrier, so water that gets into the wall system is deflected or drained away. When insulation is placed on the exterior of the wall structure, the dew point is moved outward reducing the potential for condensation on the warm side of the wall.
InSoFast’s ci systems integrates the following key features: continuous insulation (ci), an air/moisture barrier, drainage, capillary breaks, and a variety of finish options to create a superior, sustainable wall cladding. This high-performing, insulation panel saves energy and returns your investment for years to come. InSoFast ci improves indoor comfort and air quality and lowering life-cycle costs.