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PV Demonstration Project

Project Title: Roof membrane temperature monitoring of thin-film PV arrays

Scope: Design, furnish and install instrumentation to monitor and record operating temperature fluctuations under various roof membranes. Establish benchmark temperatures currently unknown in the roofing industry at this time.

Program Length/Location: Estimated 3 years/Manhattan, Kansas

Program Benefits: Provide useful information to MRCA contractors as to operating temperature extremes that may be harmful to some roof membranes. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Archived Publications

SPRI ADVISORY BULLETIN Construction-Generated Moisture and Its Effect on Roofing Systems (August 2008)

MRCA Roof Coatings Research (2001)

Type IV & Type VI Fiberglas Felt Test Results (1997)

APP & SBS Modified Bitumen Membrane Roofs: A Survey of Field Preformance (1996)

Update on Asphalt Fiberglass Shingles (1995)

Report on Results of Tear Strength Test on Asphalt Shingles and Position Paper (1993)

Shattering of Aged Unreinforced PCV Roof Membranes (1990)

Testing the Labs (1989)

Results of Uplift and Crushing Resistance Tests of Polyisocyanurate and Phenolic Foam (1988)

Application Effects of Hot Asphalt on Roof Insulation (1988)

Fiberboard Roof Insulation - Then and Now (1988)

Underwriters Laboratories: Questions and Answers (1985)

Recommended Performance Criteria for Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane Systems (1983)

Recommended Performance Criteria for Elastomeric Single Ply Roof Membrane Systems (1982)

Recommended Performance Criteria for PVC Single Ply Roof Membrane Systems (1981)

Update 1976- Ten Years of Roofing Research (1976)