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Industrial buildings benefit from application of SkyCool thermal coatings

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article image Mid-western New South Wales warehouse with SkyCool thermal coating applied

Several non-airconditioned Queensland and mid-western New South Wales warehouses and factories that have battled through the harsh heat of the tropical climate for many years are now benefiting from the cooling properties of SkyCool thermal coatings.

Designed to be applied to the exterior of metal roofed buildings, SkyCool thermal coatings combat overheating by preventing excess heat produced by the sun from entering the building. It also helps to remove some of the internal heat to produce an environment that is cooler and more comfortable than shaded external ambient air.

Industrial users of SkyCool thermal coatings have recorded constant internal sub-roof temperature decreases of 20ºC to 40°C; bringing their work areas to around 14°C below ambient in the height of summer.

Mid-western New South Wales is known for its hot summers, when daily temperatures can often reach the mid-forties in the shade. These extreme outdoor temperatures often then translate into temperatures under metal roofs around 50ºC to 80ºC. Even with a large external air exchange systems, internal temperatures are regularly well above the daily ambient.

This problem is traditionally addressed through either mechanical plant or costly insulation. However, the common problem with these solutions is that they all attempt to combat solar heating after it has heated the building exterior. By applying SkyCool insulating coatings to the exterior of industrial buildings, particularly the roofs, solar heating is minimised at the point of entry.

Key benefits of applying SkyCool thermal coating to industrial buildings include:

  • large drop in internal temperature
  • substantial and cost-effective reduction in air conditioning power consumption
  • greater efficiency and life from existing air conditioning plant through reduced peak loads
  • significant environmental contribution through reduced power consumption
  • more productive work environment without the expense of air conditioning
  • roofs are protected from thermal shock and corrosion from atmospheric contaminants.
Convenient to apply with no interruption to the business of the building, SkyCool thermal coatings represent a triple bottom line benefit to the user and the community; large energy cost savings, preservation of the roof, and significant abatement of greenhouse gas.

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