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TAIFP is striving forward to provide revolutionary features to your prestigious buildings.We are proud to provide the following solutions to make your stay in your buildings, houses and industries comfortable and safe in INDIA.
1. Reduction of transfer of heat in summers from roof to rooms below through innovative Thermal Insulation solutions.
2. Reduction of heat transfer from outside through walls, sound proofing of walls and increasing fire resistance of walls, coloumns, beams and slabs with revolutionary Perlite / Vermiculite plaster.
3. Reduction of heat transfer into buildings from windows.
4. Insulating roof top watertanks - Concrete watertanks, Plastic / Sintex type watertanks and steel watertanks.
5. Reduction of sounds from roofs above to floors below such as footsteps and furniture movement etc. with below flooring insulation solutions.
6. Insulation and fire proof glass. These glass systems help reduce transfer of heat through glazed sections of walls and windows. Apart from these fire proof glass provide safety during fire. Apart from these bullet proof glass provides security in buildings having high security requirements.
7. Crackless fibrous thermal and waterproof plasters which when exposed to extreme weather conditions of extreme sun heat or cold do not crack.
8. Geo - Thermal airconditioning systems. These help in airconditioning a building at half the energy and running cost required normally.
9. Fire protection coatings. These coatings protect flammable elements in the building from fire and provide 1 to 4 hour fire ratings. These are now also available as clear coatings for application on wood finishes thus maintaining the architectural looks.
When all the above actions are taken we expect you to live a safe, protected and a a reasonably comfortable life during extreme summers and winters and reduced use of mechanical means such as Air Conditioners, Coolers, Heaters etc.
THERMAL INSULATION OF ROOFS
The upper roof surface is exposed for the longest duration directly to almost intense perpendicular solar heat radiation. The heat accumulated on the roofing material is transmitted gradually through the roof into the rooms below and keeps transmitting the heat accumulated in the roof during the day even after the sunsets. Incase we insulate the roof top the we stop accumulation of heat in the R.C.C roof and its transmission in to the rooms below thus bringing the temperatures in the rooms significantly down causing reduction in time period of use of cooling devices such as coolers and Air Conditioners. Thus saving on energy costs. Its recomended that some type of flooring / finishing be done above the Insulation.
We offer two options for reduction of transfer of heat in summers from roof to rooms below.
1. INSULATION OF ROOFS WITH PERLITE CONCRETE
Perlite concrete is an extremely Light weight concrete containing light weight expanded perlite aggregate mixed with additives and portland cement.Perlite is a naturally occuring siliceous volcanic rock which when heated under controlled conditions to above 871 Degrees C. expands in to a extremely light weight aggregate having properties such as negligible thermal conductivity, highly fire resistant, having very low sound conductivity and chemically inert.
This property has made its use very extensive for insulation in large scale all over the world from refrigerated ships to furnaces ranging from very low extremes of temperature to very high. Perlite is extremelly light having density from 56 kg / cum to 110 kg / cum.
We introduce ready mix TAIFP - PC56 Concrete having premixed additives in the ratios required. This requires you to only mix water in the specified ratio at site and its application of upto 1.5" to 3" inches ( 75 mm ) thickness can help reduce transmission of heat from roof to a large extent and is largely used for RCC roofs top. In conjuction with the properties that it is fire resistant and nearly chemically inert and also sound proof this is an excelent option. Heat also gets transferred into rooms from walls and windows treatments of which are also given in options below.
Process: Waterproof the RCC first with suitable waterproofing system. Lay an average layer of 30 mm to 75 mm thick Perlite Concrete depending on insulation requirements. Any slopes to be given in roof can be given while laying of perlite concrete or in some other maerial above it such as mud phuska. Allow it to set and finish its top with any suitable flooring on top.
Advantages: Any insulation system for roof and walls should last the full life of the building. TAIFP PC 56 does not deteriorate with time and provides insulation for the full life of building i.e is 50 years or more unlike other insulation systems such as thermocole and puf used for roof top insulation which start deteriorating with in the first year of application. The gases entrapped in PUF insulation which provide the extra insulation properties get released with in a time period of one year and thus drastically reduce the insulation properties. The thermocole and puf insulation also deform to the extent of 10% over 1 year due to load coming on them and their chemical nature. This causes deformation in any waterproofing process done on them or cracks forming in flooring done on top, this also creates uneven depressions on top where water can stagnate and then start the deterioration of flooring joints etc. TAIFP PC 56 once casted and cured does not settle or deteriorate for the full life of the building, the insulation provided remains constant throughout the life time of the building. Infact you can reuse it if required if another floor level is built.
2. INSULATION OF ROOFS WITH VERMICULITE CONCRETE
Vermiculite again has similar properties to that of Perlite. Its an naturally occuring siliceous volcanic rock when exfoliated by heat process it forms flakes containing microscopic air layers which give optimum insulation properties and makes it a non conductor of electricity and an insulator for both radiant and conducted heat. We are in a position to provide you with TAIFP - VC125 specially prepared concrete mix which is layed on roof after first waterproofing it. This helps in arresting heat radiation to the tune of 30 to 35% resulting in an overall temperature - differentiation of about 8 - 12 degrees centigrade w.r.t temp above and below roof in contrast to conventional systems and reduces load on airconditioning thus reducing power consumption from 20 to 35%. Vermiculite is also used for insulating furnaces boilers and chimneys. This is also a very efficient fire retardent being non flammable and is non toxic. Finally its extremely light weight having a bulk density weight of 110 kg/ cum to 160 kg/ cum. Provide any flooring on top for protection to insulation. Laying process same as perlite.
Simple Low Cost but Effective Tips: 1. Simply fix up a few bamboos on the wall corners and tie a plastic / jute net made similar to loose knitted gunny bags on top of them these allow air to pass through them thus do not tear apart during strong winds and the sunrays fall on them thus heating the net instead of the roof. The gap inbetween them and roof allows air to pass through and take away any heat radiated by them downwards towards the roof. The same can be done for sun facing walls. These can be removed and redone when required.
HEAT / SOUND INSULATION AND FIRE PROTECTION OF WALLS, COLOUMNS AND BEAMS
Thermal Insulation Plaster: We bring to you speciality TAIFP - PTP plasters composed of perlite / vermiculite and portland cement with additives for walls and RCC elements such as coloumns, beams and slabs. This plaster appart from insulating the room from heat generated in walls due to direct sunlight also stops coolness generated by ACs and coolers from escaping outside through walls while in cold areas in mountains etc it stops inside heat from escaping through walls and outside cold from effecting inside temperature. It also helps in stopping fires from spreading and acts as a sound barrier.

Fire Resistant Plaster : TAIFP - PFP plaster when used with special additives and ferro- cement adds to the properties of perlite ie. fire resistance and stoppage of transfer of high temperatures through it into RCC thus reducing the chances of deformation of structural steel incase of an accidental fire helping in reduction of spread of fire and reduction in large scale expenses due to replacement of structural elements after fire. Combined with fire resistant paints this is a must incase of high rise buildings, important buildings, godowns of inflamable products, factories and your home.

Chemical Resistant Plaster: TAIFP - PCP plaster is useful in buildings where work is done with chemicals or there storage since these effect normal plaster but perlite/ vermiculite being inert reduces scaling of plaster due to chemicals and thus saving RCC and steel inside from deterioration due to chemicals. This is a must incase of industries using chemicals and chemical godowns.
Sound Insulation Plaster: TAIFP -PTP plaster also acts as a sound barrier reducing transmission of sound through it. Boards made of it are also used as sound insulation in wooden partitions in work places or loose vermiculite is filled in between double ply partitions. These can be provided on order.
The above properties of TAIFP plasters with a small increase in plaster cost go a long way in providing comfort and peace of mind.
 
INSULATION OF ROOF TOP WATER TANKS
A major problem faced by everyone is the heating up of watertanks during summers giving extremelly hotwater in taps and similarly the water becoming chilled during winters in both RCC water tanks and the Plastic watertanks being extensively used by the public at large. We introduce insulation coatings for application on plastic water tanks once applied these maintain the temperature of water inside nearing to the temperature at which they were filled. Negligible variation in temperature due to sun heat and cold in winter.
TAIFP PPU: This is an two component coating consisting of base coat and finished granular insulation coat for application on Plastic Water Tanks..
TAIFP WTF: This is an two component cementitious plaster when plastered on the outer face of RCC water tanks provides insulation to the walls and the top of the water tank thus reducing variation of temperature of water inside due to weather changes.
CRACK FREE PLASTERS AND ROOF TOP FINISHINGS
It has been observed that cracks form in external plaster or at places of variation in densities of materials such as RCC and Brickwork. It has been also observed that cracks form overaperiod of time due to variation of temperature due to extreme sun heat or cold. Also due to these there is ingress of water from outside into walls or roof above due to the roof finishing also the normal plaster if left unprotected allows dampness to travel inside into walls. We bring you a solution which takes care of all these problems at a go.
TAIFP WT Plasters : This is provided in two packs (A) TAIFP - FWP and (B) TAIFP - PTP. Pack A contains specially graded fibrous pulp admixed with admixtures and waterproofing agents. Pack B contains ready mix thermal plaster. Both the packs are mixed as per specification keeping the water ratio to the minimum and plastered on external wall from outside. This plaster reduces transfer of heat and sound, creates a waterproof layer on the outer face and the fibrous composition finishes scope of crack formation in the future. We can also provide coloured ready mix so that no top finishing is required afterwards.
TAIFP - FWP : This is a specially graded fibrous pulp admixed with admixtures and waterproofing agents, this when mixed with normal mortar for plaster or roof top finish gives it high tensile strength which reduces the formation of cracks in plaster/ roof top finishing due to thermal action and also makes it water proof..
TAIFP - FP : This is a specially graded fibrous pulp admixed with admixtures this when mixed with normal mortar for plaster or roof top finish gives it high tensile strength which reduces the formation of cracks in plaster.
REDUCTION OF TRANSFER OF HEAT INTO BUILDINGS THROUGH WINDOWS
Windows are also the major source of transfer of heat from outside into rooms. Generally large windows with shutters all over are given in residences and commercial buildings although we never open all the shutters for passage of air in cooler seasons. We suggest that the size of windows can be made large for allowing natural light to enter inside the building but reduce the number of shutters and provide more of fixed glass portions. Apply reflective mirror type films on glass this helps in reduction of transfer of heat into room
The portions having fixed glass should be double glazed with an air gap inbetween them.The double glazing should be factory sealed and if required various gases can be injected in the gap for better insulation. In the market glass having lower thermal transmission are also available which can be also used. This also acts as sound insulation.
The above system has been found to be very effective and these should be used extensively to reduce energy bills and have a comfortable working environment.
Simple Low Cost but Effective Tips: 1. Simply put up curtains or bamboo chicks outside the window instead of inside with a small gap between them and the window allowing air to pass between them. In this case the sun rays heat up the curtain / chicks but the air movement behind them takes the heat away and does not allow it to enter through windows into the room.2.Provide extendable Awnings on the outside of glazed portions to stop sunrays from entering during summers and wind them back for allowing sunrays to come in during winters.
ACOUSTIC INSULATION BELOW FLOORINGS
General complaint in residences multistoried residential / commercial complexes is travelling of sound of footsteps and furniture movement from floors above to rooms below.Various options have been in use but with small drawbacks for example Carpets with foam cushioning are used although these reduce formation of sound but have a short life time period and also accumulate dust and micro-organisms in them again these cannot be used in every location.
Brick bat is also used under mosaic / stone / tile flooring this reduces sound to a small extent but also increases the load on the slab
We offer you Perlite / Vermiculite Insulation concrete below mosaic / tile / stone floorings. Ths has very high acoustic insulation properties and gives the additional benefits of fire and thermal protection to the slab below in case of fire at a very nominal cost.Plus this does not deteriorate for the full life of the building.
 
Technical details of Vermiculite
Sintering temperature : 2300 deg. Farenheit ( 1260 Deg. C.) ; Specific Heat : 0.2 ; Melting Point 1315 Deg. C. ; Specific Gravity 2.6 ; pH value : 7.0 ; Concrete density : 28 - 50 lb / cu. ft.; Compressive Strength ( Dry Block) : 130 - 500 lb / sq/inch. ; Thermal Conductivity in British thermal units is a) Loose Fill - 0.47 B.T.U./in/sq.ft./hr./Deg Farenheight. ; Plaster - 1.2 B.T.U./in/sq.ft./hr./Deg Farenheight.
 
Links to websites providing more information.on perlite / vermiculite - www.schundler.com/const.htm : www.perlite.org
 
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