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Glossary

ocSPF

abbr. open-cell spray polyurethane foam

A type of spray foam insulation with a semi-rigid cellular structure and a density between 8 and 22 kg.m3 (0.4 and 1.4 lb/ft3). Provides a nominal thermal resistance of R-3.6 per inch (this will vary from manufacturer-to-manufacturer). Some spray foams use greenhouse gases, but others, such as water blown foams, do not.

Related terms: ccSPF, Expanded Polystyrene Insulation, InsulationPIC, Extruded Polystyrene Insulation

Related resource: Info-500: Building Materials Property TableRR-0912: Spray Polyurethan Foam: The Need for Vapor Retarders in Above-Grade Residential Walls

 


Variants

  • low-density SPF, open-cell SPF, half-pound foam (a reference to ocSPF’s typical density of 0.5 lb. per cubic foot)