Loose fill perlite / vermiculite

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Matthew Smith
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Loose fill perlite / vermiculite

Post by Matthew Smith » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:19 pm -1100

Dear IBP,

Do you have full material property data for loose-fill perlite? If not, would mineral wool, recycled foam glass or expanded clay be suitable with adjusted properties to reflect basic properties of perlite, or can you suggest an alternative?

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Matt
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Re: Loose fill perlite / vermiculite

Post by Matthew Smith » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:54 pm -1100

No data, or no ideas? I have found the perlite boards, but these would radically overestimate capillary transport if used without any adjustment. Any response would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Loose fill perlite / vermiculite

Post by Manfred Kehrer » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:56 am -1100

I think the perlite board maybe a good start. You may want to adjust the bulk density and yes a lower liquid transport sounds reasonable.
If you have a specific manufacturer in mind, just make him measure the properties and then things should be easy
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Re: Loose fill perlite / vermiculite

Post by Matthew Smith » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:32 am -1100

Many thanks, Manfred.
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