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INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

       

Cutting and drilling

 
The material is easy to saw; it can be cut without using electric equipment. Most qualitative cutting of sheets can be carried out using circular saw with decelerated speed. Sheets should be well fastened during cutting to prevent its vibration.  
Structured polycarbonate is easy to drill. Holes should be drilled between reinforcement plates and they should not be situated less than 40 cm from the edges of sheets.  

Installation

 
To fasten sheets to a frame with screws, holes should be slightly bigger than the diameter of screws. Screws should be fitted with sealing rings ensuring waterproofing.  
Panels should be placed so that reinforcement plates are oriented vertically;  

Thermal expansion

 
When mounting the panels some place for thermal expansion coefficient of the material should be left (~3 mm per 1 m of sheet length), allowing prevention of its deformation;  

Slopes

 
In formation of slope construction minimal angle is 5°. Sheets should be mounted with an UV-protected surface facing upwards. Protective film on this side of sheet is specially marked.  

Bending

 
Bending direction should correspond to the lengthwise direction of cross walls;  

Maintenance

 
It is recommended to wash the panels with lukewarm water and a soft cloth;  
Do not rub and clean with sharp or abrasive objects; do not use abrasive cleaning agents, as well as cleaning agents containing hydrocarbons (gasoline, acetone)  

Hermetization

 
In vertical and slope mounting of sheets loose edges should be hermetically sealed to prevent formation of condensate and penetration of dust into sheets. Upper loose edges should be sealed with self-adhesive aluminum tape upon which polycarbonate U-profile is placed. Lower loose ends should be sealed with a self-adhesive ventilation tape to ensure drying of condensate; polycarbonate U-profile is applied on top. In arched constructions both loose edges of the material should be hermetically sealed with self-adhesive ventilation tape with polycarbonate U-profile on the top. Connection places of sheets and U-profile are hermetically sealed with silicon.  

Glues and adhesives

 
Polyurethane-based adhesives are used for bonding of structured polycarbonate sheets.  
       

Recommended distances between supports (L)
with load 900 N/m2

   
   
  POLYCARBONATE
W DISTANCE, MM 6 MM 8 MM 10 MM 16 MM
600 1800 2400 every every
700 1500 2000 3600 every
800 1300 1700 2800 5000
900 1100 1400 2000 3000
1000 900 1200 1500 2500
1100 - 1000 1200 2000
1200 - - 1000 2000
       

Polycarbonate technical properties

 
       
Thickness, mm Walls K value W/m2C Light
transmission
%, clear/bronze
Sound
insulation, dB
Cold bending
radius, mm
4 2 3.9 86/- 18 600
6 2 3.6 86/60 18 900
8 2 3.2 81/65 18 1200
10 2 2.8 84/44 20 1500
16 3 2.3 73/25 20 2400
20 3 2.0 73/34 22 3000
25 3 1.6 64/27 22 3750
16S 6 1.8 60/25 - 3500
25S 6 1.5 57/15 - 5300
32S 6 1.4 57/16 - 7300
       
   

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