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ISOCOP
Metal faced insulating panel
DESCRIPTION

A roof panel that is very versatile and gives high aesthetic results. The different options
allow the choice of a customised product in order to meet the clients expectations.
Aesthetically pleasing, it allows the integration of different roof systems thanks to a wide
range of elements of flashings and roof windows. It is also appropriate for mono and
polycrystalline photovoltaic roofs.

GEOMETRICAL
CHARACTERISTICS

Length: up to the maximum transportable length; to be defined according to the


restrictions of use.
Utile pitch: 1,000 mm
Thickness: 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 mm
Internal face: lightly profiled sheet
External face: profiled sheet, with 40mm high ribs, pitch to be defined according to
the number of ribs.

thickness

- ISOCOP-5 roof panel, with external profiled sheet characterised by 5 ribs every 250 mm -

METAL FACINGS

ISOCOP

Hot dip galvanised steel by means of a SENDZIMIR continuous process (EN 10346)
and pre-painted by means of a coil coating continuous process with cycles of
polyester resins, high durability polyester (HDP), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), on
the visible side; a primer is applied on the sheet internal side.
AISI 304 Stainless steel (designation X5CrNi1810) according to the EN 10088-1
standard.
3000 or 5000 series Aluminium alloy with a pre-painted finish, with the cycles of the
previous point, with a natural or embossed effect.
In case of aluminium facings, these should preferably be applied on both sides: in
fact, if different materials are used on the two sides, this may cause the panel
to distort and bend due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of the sheets.
For copper facings that are 6,000 mm long minimum, it is necessary to create a slot
on the fixing hole, due to the high value of thermal expansion coefficient.
For stainless steel facings, when the aesthetic factor is particularly important to the
building, it is necessary to take account of possible appearance of unwanted
waviness emphasized by these reflective surfaces.

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PROTECTION OF
THE PREPAINTED
METAL FACINGS

All the metal prepainted metal facings are supplied, on request, with a protection film in
adhesive polyethylene that helps prevent damages to the layer of paint. If the material is
specifically requested without the protection film, Isopan S.p.A assumes no liability in
case of damages to the layer of paint. The protection film that covers the prepainted
metal facings must be completely removed during the assembly phase and in all cases
within three months after the material production.
It is also recommended not exposing the panels covered by a protection film to the direct
sunlight.

INSULATION

Made with rigid polyurethane foam, with an appropriate degree of fire resistance in
accordance with the current European standards.

Composition of the polyurethane resin formulation (PUR or PIR on request)


3

Average density 40 kg/m 10%

Compressive strength 0,11 MPa (at 10% deformation)

Tensile strength 0,1 MPa

Shear strength 0,1 MPa

Thermal-conductivity coefficient = 0.022 W/mK

The 95 % closed cells polyurethane foam guarantee an anhygroscopic structure.


K thermal-transmittance coefficient according to the EN ISO 6946 standard:
Panel thickness (mm)
K (W/mK)

30

40

50

60

80

100

120

150

0,55

0,44

0,36

0,31

0,25

0,20

0,17

0,14

U thermal transmittance coefficient according to the EN ISO 145091 Annex A.10


standard:
Panel thickness (mm)
U (W/mK)
1

30

40

50

60

80

100

120

150

0,71

0,54

0,44

0,37

0,28

0,22

0,19

0,15

Mandatory for CE marking of double skin metal faced insulating panels.

LOAD BEARING
CAPACITIES

ISOCOP is a self-supporting panel according to the UNI EN 14509 definition: ... panel
capable of supporting, by virtue of its materials and shape, its self-weight and in the case
of panels fixed to spaced structural supports, all applied loads (e.g. snow, wind, internal
air pressure), and transmitting these loadings to the supports. The type of metal facings,
their thickness, and the thickness of thermal insulating core, determine the bearing
capacity of the panel, as shown in the tables of the ISOCOP catalogue.
The resistance value is referred to a panel horizontally assembled and subject to
the action of a distributed load; the calculation method used by Isopan does not take
into account the thermal effects, which are verified by the designer. However, the creep
effect for the insulating core, due to accidental overloads, is taken into account.
Depending on the weather conditions of the installation location and the colour of the
external face, if the designer feels that a detailed verification of the stresses caused by
thermal actions and long-term effects is necessary, he/she should contact the Isopans
Technical Office. The designer is responsible for the check of the fixing systems, based
on their number and the way they are placed.

JOINT

The joint is equipped with a sealant gasket inserted during production phase. The overlap
shape is expressly studied to prevent infiltrations and to reduce thermal bridges.
For special end-use requirements, in order to avoid condensation on the metallic surface,
an optional gasket should be placed on site to increase the airtightness of the joint; this
element can be provided by Isopan and will be installed on site during the assembly
phase.

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TOLERANCES

(See AIPPEG norms


and EN 14509 annex D)

Metal sheet thickness: according to the reference standard for the products used
Panel thickness: if 100 mm 2 mm; if > 100 mm 2%
Length: if 3,000 mm 5 mm; if > 3,000 mm 10 mm
Deviation from squareness: so = horizontal deviation
so 0.6 % of the nominal covered width
Deviation from cutting line squareness: max 3 mm

REACTION TO FIRE ISOCOP panels reaction to fire has been tested according to EN 13501-1 and to test
(EN 13501-1
methods defined in EN ISO 11925-2 (Reaction to fire test for building products - Part 2 standard)
ignition when subject to the direct contact with the flame) and EN 13823 (Reaction to fire

test for building products - building products excluding floorings exposed to a thermal
attack of a single element in combustion). To obtain more information, please contact the
Isopans Technical Office.
BROOF

ISOCOP panel is marked CE according to EN 14509: 2007 Self-supporting double skin


metal faced insulating panels Factory made products Specifications, force from 1
October 2010, in compliance with the 89/106 CEE regulation of construction products.
ISOCOP panel with PUR2 or PIR foam, according to Annex C.3 Fire Test ENV 1187
external fire performance for roofs included into the UNI EN 14509, has been approved
for classification without further testing (CWFT): ISOCOP panel satisfies external fire
performances.
ISOCOP panel with PUR2 or PIR foam is classified BROOF, according to UNI EN 135015 and to the European Commission decision 2006/600/EC.

WATER
PERMEABILITY

The resistance to driving rain under pulsating air pressure of a sandwich panels assembly
must be tested according to the EN 12865 standard. The panel has been classified as
Class B: normal applications.

RESTRICTIONS OF
USE

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A thermohygrometric check should be performed during the design phase. In certain


conditions (for example, high indoor humidity level) condensation can appear on the
internal face of the panel with consequent drooling inside the construction; if such
conditions occur long enough, they can accelerate the natural oxidation of the sheet.
If an aluminium sheet is used as external face, it is necessary to take the different
thermal expansion coefficients into account, during the design phase.
Due to solar radiation, the panel external face can reach relatively high
temperatures. In some cases, for example, with dark colours it can reach a
temperature of 80 / 90C . This temperature would be able to bend the panel and
wrinkle the sheet.
With an accurate design, which takes into account the environmental conditions, the

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length, the colour of the panels, the sheet thickness and the quantity of fixing
elements, the possible problem occurrence may be limited. (see the thermal
expansion section)
GENERAL DESIGN
INSTRUCTIONS

The roof panels generally require, during the design phase, a structure able to absorb the
external loading stress, that will not submit the metal face of the panels to excessive and
permanent distortions to the detriment of their basic characteristics. During the design
phase, in order to chose the panel types, you should consider some parameters related
to the environment actions :

Wind action: it depends on the climatic zone of the building installation; the
values fluctuate depending on the wind speed with a consequence of more/less
load pressure on the exposed surfaces (impacts on the type and number of
fixing elements);

Snow load: it depends on the elevation of the site above the sea level compared
with the height in situ of the building. Account must be taken of water puddles
resulting from snowmelt which can expose the overlapping joints to be pressed
under a load of water and possibly create infiltrations. It is a good thing, therefore,
to adopt constructive measures (by adopting appropriate flashings), in order to
always ensure normal water run-off.

Thermal stress: largely depends on the colour of the panel external surface and
on the exposure of the construction, and can create important deformations of the
system;

Atmospheric corrosion: depends on the context where the panels are installed
(marine, industrial, urban, rural) and principally impacts on the degree of
corrosivity of the panels surfaces. With regard to this, facings (metallic or
organic) that are appropriate to the type of context in question should be chosen
(we recommend to consult the available documentation or to contact the Isopans
Technical Office).

Rainfall: it affects the slope angle of the roof; in order to ensure normal water
run-off and to prevent oxidation of the metallic supports, the slope angle of the
panels must be chosen on the basis of two types of construction:

Roof without intermediate overlapping joints;


Roof with intermediate overlapping joints.
25
5

Falde(m)
(m)
Pitch

20

Level of
snow cover

15
5
10
h 50 mm
h 40 mm
h 30 mm

Low

Grado di
Medium
innevamento

High

Basso 2

Medio 6

12

15

18

21

24

27

10
30

Alto 12

18

24

30

36

42

48

54

60

Slope
(%) (%)
Pendenza
In the first case, the minimum recommended slope (in case of low, medium snow
cover), depending on the climatic zone and on the height of the rib, is generally
not less than 7%, as calculated with the slope diagram.

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In the case of roofs with intermediate overlapping joints, the percentage of slope
is also calculated with the slope diagram (for percentage of slope smaller than
25%), with addition of a value equal to 0.2*L, where L is the length of the pitch (in
meters). The presence of intermediate overlapping joints depends on the slope,
the snow load and the wind action. Under normal weather conditions, the overlap
values are generally:
Slope (%)

Overlap (mm)

7 < P 10

250

10 < P 15

200

P > 15

150

Where possible, considering the UNI 10372 standard, Isopan recommends


asking for the projection of the eaves to be arranged in order to create a drip and
prevent possible infiltrations into the insulating core or within the building. After
completing the installation of the panels and the flashings, you must ensure that
the coating elements are free of foreign elements or installation debris, as they
can trigger corrosion phenomena, impede natural water run-off or produce an
accumulation of unwanted substances.
In order to make up for any lack of material due to damages during handling and
assembly phases, Isopan recommends the supply of stock panels (quantity equal to
approximately 5% of total).
THERMAL
EXPANSION
(UNI 10372)

All materials used for the construction of roofs, especially the metals, are subject to
thermal expansion and contraction resulting from the effect of temperature change. The
stresses triggered by the sheets thermal expansions operate on the roof and can cause
structural and functional product anomalies , particularly in the case of

panel longer than 5,000 mm;


high solar radiation;
dark colours;
high panel thicknesses.

As a consequence, bending and shear stress may affect the head of the fixing system
These are important in the parallel direction to the ribs as in the transversal direction they
are cancelled by the elasticity of the sheet profile.
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Material

Thermal expansion coefficient (C )

Aluminium

23.6 x 10-6

Steel
AISI 304 stainless
steel
Copper

12.0 x 10

-6
-6

17.0 x 10

-6

16.8 x 10

-linear thermal-expansion coefficient (UNI 10372 standard)-

Surface temperature (C)

Type of coating
Insulated

Min.

Max.

Light

-20

+60

Dark

-20

+80

insulated means that an insulating core is inserted between the external sheet and the
structure; light or dark refers to the surface colour of the sheet.
-temperature range (UNI 10372)-

For high values of surface temperature, the linear extension of the metal face must not be
blocked by the system; if this occurs, some stresses will appear where the profile section

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changes because of the shape variation. In addition, cyclic changes of temperature


associated with the day-night excursions or freeze-thaw create cyclic stresses that are
not controllable and then can cause the fatigue of the support elements. These stresses
can exceed the yield point of the material (creation of bubbles) or the failure limit. The
effect of such a phenomenon is the fatigue crack, initially subtle and invisible, but which
then generate cracking on the support reducing the structural characteristics and the
watertightness. You can remedy that problem by:

using sliding expansion joints


using sliding fixing elements;
non using dark colours for long panels
segmenting the panels
using adapted type of fixing elements

In case of installing panels with aluminium or copper facings, we recommend the use of
screws in stainless steel with capping and special washer against electrolytic corrosion.
The fixing elements must be placed exclusively on the top of the ribs. We recommend
starting with the fixing at the central purlin; the fixing at the other purlins must be modified
to form a slot to allow the expansion of the panel caused by the thermal excursions. The
longer is the distance from the central purlin, the longer should be the slot; with a distance
of 6 meters, the slot should be 20 mm long.
If the pitch length requires the use of more panels, proceed as above, starting from the
panel placed immediately below. The heads of the panels must be distant of more or less
5-20 mm (minimum distance during the hottest season and maximum distance during the
coldest), by taking care of inserting flexible baskets between the heads to avoid
condensation.
For the panels with copper external faces, particularly, the maximum recommended
length is 6 meter per single panel.
For anything not expressly stated, you should refer to the UNI 10372 standard and to the
AIPPEG norms.
FIXING
INSTRUCTIONS

The purpose of the fixings is to efficiently anchor the panel to the supporting structure; the
type of the fixing group depends on the type of the supports. The number and the
installation of the fixings must guarantee the resistance to the stresses induced by
dynamic loads that can also exist in depression. The performance of the fixing elements
is linked to the panels durability and must guarantee the adequate efficiency to the entire
structure over time. Carbon steel appropriately coated or stainless steel as austenitic
(AISI 304 and 316) must be chosen as material apt for fixing roofs and walls. The
exposed fixing elements, those that penetrate the protective coating , must be sealed in
the penetration hole to ensure the durability of the roof system; sealing rings must be
used . You should particularly pay attention to the compatibility of the steel and aluminium
elements, in order to prevent the formation of galvanic current.
FIXING METHODS
The fixing system depends on the project and on the installation of the panels on site; for
a proper choice please contact Isopans Technical Department.

A
Incorrect tightening due to a high torque applied to
the screw with marked deformation of the sheet.
In this situation, optimal sealing of the joint is
no
longer
guaranteed
and
aesthetic
appearance of the product is compromised.

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B
Incorrect tightening due to a torque applied to the
screw insufficient to guarantee the fixing of the
panel to the structure.

OK

C
Correct tightening due to a torque applied to the
screw sufficient to guarantee the fixing of the
panel to the structure.

Length of the screw

The proper length of the screw depends on the panel thickness and on the type of
support (steel, timber); the use of cappings is mandatory for the installation of roof panels.

FIXING OF ROOF PANELS


The panels are installed with a laying direction opposite to prevailing winds, by frequently
monitoring their parallelism and alignment. The holes must have a smaller diameter than
the fixing elements, that must not be fully tightened, to allow expansions of the panels
induced by the hygrometric conditions. The number of fixing elements depends on the
climatic zone. The normal fixing pattern is like this: one fixing on alternate ribs on central
beams and one on each rib on terminal beams.

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Detail of the head overlapping

Assembly sequence

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Place the first panel and fix the screw on the central rib.
Place the second panel and couple it to the first panel already placed.
Fix the screw on the central rib of the second panel, providing a slight pressure in
order to ensure the proper junction of the panels during this phase.
Fix the screw on the overlapping rib

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Fixing systems suggested by Isopan

ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS

The operations for a correct assembly sequence are :


PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS

Verify that the supports are properly aligned


Particularly pay attention to the contact points between the structures and the sheets
of the panels, in order to avoid phenomena linked to electrochemical corrosion, if non
compatible metals are coupled. For this purpose, strips in elastomeric or expanded
resin can be inserted as separator.
Ensure that the site area has appropriate storage and handling capacity in order to
prevent material damage.
Use, for cutting operations on site, adapted equipments (toothed circular saw, jigsaw,
shears, nibbler). The use of equipments that produce metallic sparks (for example
abrasive discs, flex) is absolutely not recommended.
Use appropriate handling systems, particularly for long and heavy panels, in order to
prevent safety risks on site and damages to the product.

Using acetic silicones is prohibited as they tend to attack the pre-painted


galvanised sheet and to form incipient oxidation. It is best to use fireproof
monocomponent sealant silicones with neutral curing which tend to harden due to
humidity and as they are free of solvents, they do not attack the paint.

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ASSEMBLY

COMPOSITION OF
THE PACKAGES

Install eavestrough, eventual subridges and connection flashings;


Remove the protection film form the panels, where it is necessary.
Install the roof panels starting from the eave and the side of the building, while
properly overlapping and aligning the elements and verifying the perfect orthogonality
to the structure.
Systematically fix the elements after verification of their proper juxtaposition.
Remove all scraps, especially the metallic ones.
Place the successive lines of elements that overlap the eaves (in case of pitch with
two o more elements) Remove the insulating core in the overlapping zone.
Secure the fixing element on all ribs on the ridge line, eaves, valleys and head
overlaps.
Place the finishing elements (ridges, flashings and tinsmithery) and eventual related
insulating elements.
Control and clean the walls, with particular care for metallic off-cuts, fixings and
fittings with the doors and windows frames.

The panels are generally supplied packaged and wrapped with extensible polyethylene
film; the standard composition of the packages is the following:
Panel thickness (mm)

30

40

50

60

80

100

120

number of panels per package

14

12

10

The compositions of package other than the standard must be explicitly requested when
ordering.
TRANSPORT AND
STORAGE

TRUCKS LOADING

The panels packages are loaded on trucks, usually two along the width and three
along the height. The packages include polystyrene spacers at the base that are thick
enough to allow for the lift straps.

The packages are loaded so as to ensure transport safety, in accordance with the
requirements of the transporter who is solely responsible for load integrity. You
should particularly pay attention to the fact that the weight imposed on the bottom
package and the pressure exercised on the binding and the straps, may distort the
shape of the product.

Isopan assumes no liability for loading trucks that are already partially loaded with
other materials or do not have an appropriate load plan.
The client who will pick up the material must teach the drivers about it.
TRUCKS UNLOADING WITH CRANE

Type of crane equipped with lifting beams and straps should be used. Isopan can
help its clients choose appropriate lifting beams and straps. By using the correct
lifting systems, the panels will not be damaged.
Never use chains or metallic cables for lifting under any circumstances. Generally,
the packages should be strapped leaving approximately 1/4 of the package length
from each extremity.

TRUCKS UNLOADING WITH FORKLIFTS

If the trucks are unloaded with a forklift, the packages length and their possible
flexion should be taken into account in order to prevent damages to the bottom of the
package.
The three forks must be wide and long enough in order not to damage the product.
When possible, a protection material against abrasion and surfaces scratches should
be applied between the fork and the package.

STORAGE (see annex A)

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The materials must be stored in ventilated indoor facilities that are free of dust and

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humidity and not subject to temperature changes.


The humidity that can penetrate (rain) or be formed (condensation) between two
panels can damage the coatings as it can be very aggressive to metals with the
consequent oxidation.
The prepainted coatings can be more exposed to the negative consequences
generated by the combined conditions of heat and humidity.

OUTDOOR STORAGE (see annex A)

If the packages and accessories are stored outdoor, the surface must absolutely be
inclined in the longitudinal direction to prevent stagnant humidity and allow water runoff and natural air circulation.
If the storage is not followed shortly by the withdrawal for installation, you should
cover the packages with protective tarps, while ensuring the waterproofness and the
adequate ventilation to prevent stagnant condensation and the formation of puddles
of water.

STORAGE TERMS (see annex A)

Learned form experience, in order to maintain the product original performance,


continuous indoor storage in closed and ventilated facilities should not exceed six
months, while outdoor storage should never exceed sixty days after the production
date; these terms refer to the product properly stored, as indicated in the "storage"
section of the annex A. The materials, however, must always be protected from direct
sunlight, as it cause product alterations.
In case of transport in containers, the products must be removed from the containers
as soon as possible and no later than 15 days from the loading date in order to avoid
deterioration of the metal facings and organic coatings (such as blistering). Humidity
inside the container must absolutely be avoided. Isopan can, at the clients request,
provide special packages that are more suitable for transport in containers.

DURABILITY

The product durability depends on the intrinsic characteristics of the panel used in relation
with its final use. The choice of the panel, including the characteristics of the metal faces,
must be done after a proper design of the roof, as indicated in the "GENERAL DESIGN
INSTRUCTIONS section.
With regard to this, we recommend, if necessary, making use of the Isopans
documentation, also available on the web (www.isopan.it), and/or of the reference
standards, such as the ECCS document "Preliminary European Recommendations for
Sandwich Panels.
We recommend, particularly for roof panels with prepainted galvanised facings, verifying
the slope and other construction elements in order to facilitate normal water run-off and
avoid stagnant aggressive materials that could create early oxidation.
In the case of pitches with longitudinal overlaps, we recommend assembling the panels
while paying particular attention to the sheet sealing, in order to avoid infiltrations o
stagnant water on the terminal part of the panel.
We recommend the use of Isopans accessories as, ridge flashings, cappings, gaskets as
they are specially studied for the specific use of its products.

MAINTENANCE

All types of roofs, including those made with metal face insulating panels, require
maintenance activities.
The typology and the frequency of such maintenance activities depend on type of metal
facing (steel, aluminium); in all cases, we recommend periodically inspecting the building
(at least once a year), in order to monitor the state of repair.
In order to maintain the aesthetic and physical properties of the elements and to prolong
the protective coating efficiency, it is also recommended cleaning regularly the roof with
particular attention to areas that could facilitate the formation of stagnant rain water,
where substances that are harmful to the durability of the metallic support may be
concentrated.
If you notice any problems following an inspection on site, you must react immediately in
order to restore the initial general conditions (for example: restoration of the paint to
match local abrasions or scratches)

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Isopan can, at clients request, provide useful information in order to solve specific
problems related to this topic.
SAFETY

The sandwich panel does not require any labels under the 68/548/CEE regulation; to
meet the clients requirements, ISOPAN S.p.A redacted a document technical details for
safety and recommends you to read it for any kind of information related to safety.

Technical datas and characteristics are not binding. ISOPAN is allowed to change anything without notice, the more updated documentation is
available on our Internet site www.Isopan.it. For anything that is not explicitly specified, please consult the general sales conditions for
profiled sheets, metal insulating panels and accessories written by the AIPPEG (Italian Association of panel and corrugated sheets
producers). According to the 89/106/CE regulation, to the DPR 246 dated 21st April 1993, DPR 499 dated 12th October 1997, the panel is
marked
as required by the EN 14509 standard.
This document and all elements contained in it are the Isopans exclusive property. Reproduction, even partial, of the texts and pictures
contained in it, if not authorized by the author, is forbidden.

Copyright 2011 ISOPAN S.p.A.

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Annex A
TRUCKS UNLOADING WITH CRANE

STORAGE

For the lifting, the packages must be attached in at least two


distant points with no less than half of the length of the
packages themselves.

The packages must always be kept off the ground in the


warehouse and on construction site : must have supports made
of plastic expanded material with flat surfaces longer than the
width of the panel and with a distance adequate to the product
characteristics.
The packages should be preferably stored in dry facilities
otherwise it should appear on the internal unventilated
components, stagnant condensation water, particularly
aggressive to metals, resulting in the formation of oxidation.
The panels must be stored in dry and ventilated facilities, if this
should not be possible, you should open the packages and
ventilate the panel (keeping them apart from each other); if the
panels remain packed outside, this can oxidise the galvanised
coating (white rust) also after few days due to electrolytic
corrosion.
The packages must be stored to facilitate water run-off ,
especially when it is necessary to temporary store them outside
(see figure 2)
If the storage is not followed shortly by the withdrawal for
installation, you should cover the packages with protective
tarps.
To ensure the original performance of the product, the
continuous indoor storage in ventilated facilities should not
exceed six months, while the outdoor storage should never
exceed sixty days.
The packages stored in height should always be properly bound
to the structure.

The lifting straps should be possibly made of synthetic fibre


(nylon) of 100 mm of width minimum so that the load is
distributed on the strap and does not cause distortion.
(see figure 1)

Figure 1

We recommend the use of adequate spacers to be placed


under and above the package, made of robust wooden or
plastic elements to avoid direct contact of the strap with the
package.
These spacers must be at least 4 cm longer than the width of
the package and wide at least as the strap.
It is important to pay attention to straps and supports in
order to avoid their movement during the lifting and to
ensure the safety during the handling.

TRUCKS UNLOADING WITH FORKLIFTS


If the trucks are unloaded with a forklift, you must take into
account the packages length and of their possible flexion in
order to prevent damages to the bottom of the package
and/or to the extreme failure limit of the panels.
We recommend using forklifts that are adequate to the
handling of panels of similar products.
PREPAINTED FACES
Figure 2

In case of prolonged storage, the pre-painted


products must be stored indoor or under a canopy,
there is the danger that stagnant humidity attacks
the paint layer, and causes its detachment from the
galvanised support. It is not recommended letting
the products stored on site more than two weeks.
In case of transport in containers, the products must be removed
from the container within 15 days from the loading date, in
order to avoid deterioration of the metallic supports.

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PANELS HANDLING

PROTECTION FILM

The handling must be done by using appropriate protective


equipments (gloves, safety shoes, coveralls, etc), in
conformity with the applicable standard.
The manual handling of the single element must always be
done by elevating the element without slithering it on the
lower one and turning it sideways beside the panel. The
transport must be made by at least two persons, depending
on the panel length, by holding the element on its side. (see
figure 3)

The metallic prepainted coatings are supplied, on request, with


a protection film in adhesive polyethylene that helps prevent
damages to the layer of paint.
The protection film that covers the prepainted panels must be
completely removed during the assembly phase and in all cases
within 60 days after the material preparation.
It is also recommended not exposing the panels covered by a
protective film to the direct sunlight.

Maximum 60 days

Figure 3
Handling equipments as gloves should be cleaned to not
cause damage to the panels.
INSTALLATION
The staff in charge of the panels installation must be
qualified and must know the proper technique to carry out
the job in a workmanlike manner.
Isopan can, at clients request, provide appropriate
consulting and teaching.
The staff in charge of the installation must wear shoes with
soles that do not cause damage to the external surface of the
panel.

For panels expressly required without protection film it is


necessary to take special care during handling and installation
on site.
MAINTENANCE
The principal activity of ordinary maintenance consists in
cleaning the panels. The surfaces of the panels that are dirty or
oxided can be cleaned with water and soap with a soft brush.
The pressure of cleaning water can be applied up to 50 bar, but
the jet must not be too close or perpendicular to the surfaces.
Near the junctions, the water must be directed along an angle
sufficient that does not compromise their watertightness.
Yearly controls of the Isopan panels
CORRECTIVE
WHAT TO INSPECT
ACTIONS
Conditions of the
Assessing the status of the
prepainted surfaces (cracks
surfaces
and colour variation)
Paint where it is possible
Scratch and dents
Paint and dents reparation
Extract a screw and check
if it is oxidised
Fixing screws
Tight the screws if
necessary
Control the status of
Angle parts of cut
oxidation Clean and paint

For cutting operations on site, adapted equipments (toothed


circular saw, jigsaw, shears, nibbler, etc) must be used.
It is absolutely not recommended using equipments with
abrasive discs.
For the fixing of the panels, we recommend the use of
equipments that can be provided by ISOPAN.
To tighten the screws you should use a screwdriver with
torque limitation.
For the roofs with pitch elements without overlap, the
recommended slope is generally 7% minimum. For the less
than 7% slope, please follow the Isopans recommendations.
In case of head overlapping, the slope must take into
account the type of joint and material used, as well as the
specific environmental conditions.

The present recommendations are taken from the UNI


10372:2044 standard and fully reported in the AIPPEG
General Sale Conditions.

During the assembly phase and particularly during the


installation of roofs, it is necessary to remove all scraps,
paying particular attention to the metallic ones that, due to
their oxidation, can damage the metal faces.

ISOCOP

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rev. del 07/11/2012