Walk-in cold rooms - Definition, thermal insulation performance and test methods - Part 2: Customized cold rooms

This European Standard provides test or calculation methods to assess thermal insulation performances for customized walk-in cold rooms and components under normal end-use conditions.
The normal end-use conditions of a walk-in cold room are considered to be:
-   installation inside an existing building;
-   not exposed to external weather conditions;
-   internal side of panels subject to temperatures within the indicative range −40 °C ≤ T ≤ 12 °C;
-   external side of panels subject to temperatures within the indicative range −8 °C ≤ T ≤ 30 °C; temperatures below 0 °C, or higher than 20 °C, can be reached if the walk-in cold room is located inside not air-conditioned premises.
NOTE   In case the customized walk-in cold room working at medium storage temperature is used as a food processing room or a clean room, the standard is applied.

Begehbare Kühlräume - Definitionen, Wärmedämmung und Prüfmethoden - Teil 2: Maßgefertigte Bauteile für Kühlräume

Diese Norm legt Prüf  oder Berechnungsverfahren zur Bewertung des Wärmedämmverhaltens von maßgefertigten begehbaren Kühlräumen und Bauteilen unter normalen Bedingungen der Endnutzung fest.
Als normale Umgebungsbedingungen der Endnutzeranwendung eines begehbaren Kühlraums sind zu berücksichtigen:
-   Aufstellung innerhalb eines vorhandenen Gebäudes;
-   der Kühlraum ist nicht den äußeren Wetterbedingungen ausgesetzt;
-   die Innenseiten der Elemente sind Temperaturen innerhalb eines Anzeigebereichs von  40 °C ≤ T ≤ 12 °C ausgesetzt;
-   die Außenseiten der Elemente sind Temperaturen innerhalb eines Anzeigebereichs von  8 °C ≤ T ≤ 30 °C ausgesetzt; falls der begehbare Kühlraum innerhalb eines Gebäudes ohne Klimaanlage aufgestellt ist, können Temperaturen unter 0 °C oder über 20 °C erreicht werden.
ANMERKUNG   Die Norm ist anwendbar, wenn maßgefertigte begehbare Kühlräume, die bei mittleren Lagertemperaturen arbeiten, zur Nahrungsmittelverarbeitung oder als Reinraum verwendet werden.

Chambres froides - Définition, performance d'isolation thermique et méthodes d'essai - Partie 2 : Chambres froides personnalisées

La présente Norme européenne fournit des méthodes d'essai ou de calcul pour évaluer les performances d'isolation thermique de chambres froides personnalisées et de leurs composants dans les conditions normales d'utilisation finale.
On considère que les conditions normales d'utilisation finale d'une chambre froide sont les suivantes :
-   installation à l'intérieur d'un bâtiment existant ;
-   pas d'exposition aux conditions climatiques extérieures ;
-   côté intérieur des panneaux soumis à des températures comprises dans la plage indicative −40 °C ≤ T ≤ 12 °C ;
-   côté extérieur des panneaux soumis à des températures comprises dans la plage indicative −8 °C ≤ T ≤ 30 °C ; des températures inférieures à 0 °C ou supérieures à 20 °C peuvent être atteintes si la chambre froide est située dans des locaux non climatisés.
NOTE   Si la chambre froide personnalisée fonctionnant à une température de stockage moyenne est utilisée en tant que salle de transformation de produits alimentaires ou en tant que salle blanche, la norme est appliquée.

Dostopne hladilnice - Definicije, toplotnoizolacijske lastnosti in preskusne metode - 2. del: Prilagojene hladilnice

Ta evropski standard zagotavlja preskusne ali računske metode za ocenjevanje toplotnoizolacijskih lastnosti za prilagojene dostopne hladilnice in komponente v običajnih pogojih končne uporabe.
Šteje se, da so običajni pogoji končne uporabe v dostopni hladilnici:
– namestitev znotraj obstoječe zgradbe;
– neizpostavljenost zunanjim vremenskim razmeram;
– notranja stran panelov, ki so izpostavljeni temperaturam v indikativnem razponu −40 °C ≤ T ≤ 12 °C;
– zunanja stran panelov, ki so izpostavljeni temperaturam v indikativnem razponu −8 °C ≤ T ≤ 30 °C; temperature pod 0 °C ali višje od 20 °C je mogoče doseči, če je dostopna hladilnica znotraj neklimatiziranega objekta.
OPOMBA: Standard se uporablja tudi v primeru, če se prilagojena dostopna hladilnica, ki deluje pri srednji temperaturi shranjevanja, uporablja kot prostor za predelavo hrane ali čista soba.

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Public Enquiry End Date
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Publication Date
17-Dec-2018
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
12-Dec-2018
Due Date
16-Feb-2019
Completion Date
18-Dec-2018

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 16855-2:2019
01-februar-2019

Dostopne hladilnice - Definicije, toplotnoizolacijske lastnosti in preskusne metode

- 2. del: Prilagojene hladilnice

Walk-in cold rooms - Definition, thermal insulation performance and test methods - Part

2: Customized cold rooms
Begehbare Kühlräume - Definitionen, Wärmedämmung und Prüfmethoden - Teil 2:
Maßgefertigte Bauteile für Kühlräume

Chambres froides - Définition, performance d'isolation thermique et méthodes d'essai -

Partie 2 : Chambres froides personnalisées
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16855-2:2018
ICS:
97.130.20 Hladilne naprave za trgovine Commercial refrigerating
appliances
SIST EN 16855-2:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 16855-2
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
December 2018
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 97.130.20
English Version
Walk-in cold rooms - Definition, thermal insulation
performance and test methods - Part 2: Customized cold
rooms

Chambres froides - Définition, performance d'isolation Begehbare Kühlräume - Definitionen, Wärmedämmung

thermique et méthodes d'essai - Partie 2 : Chambres und Prüfmethoden - Teil 2: Maßgefertigte Bauteile für

froides personnalisées Kühlräume
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 25 June 2018.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
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© 2018 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 16855-2:2018 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

4 Symbols and abbreviations ....................................................................................................................... 13

5 Performance ................................................................................................................................................... 13

6 Methods to assess thermal insulation performances of customized walk-in cold

room components ......................................................................................................................................... 15

7 Methods to assess thermal insulation performances of customized walk-in cold

rooms and total power consumption .................................................................................................... 23

8 Installation of walk-in cold rooms .......................................................................................................... 24

Annex A (normative) Determination of the declared values of thermal resistance and

thermal conductivity ................................................................................................................................... 26

A.1 General.............................................................................................................................................................. 26

A.2 Input data......................................................................................................................................................... 26

A.3 Declared values ............................................................................................................................................. 26

Annex B (normative) Determination of the aged values of thermal resistance and thermal

conductivity .................................................................................................................................................... 28

B.1 General.............................................................................................................................................................. 28

B.2 Sampling and conditioning ........................................................................................................................ 29

B.3 Measurement of the initial value of the thermal conductivity ..................................................... 29

B.4 Evaluation of the thermal conductivity value with the accelerated ageing ............................. 29

B.5 Fixed increments method .......................................................................................................................... 30

B.6 Declaration of the aged values of thermal resistance and thermal conductivity .................. 32

Annex C (informative) Walk-in cold rooms documentation and control .............................................. 34

C.1 Documentation .............................................................................................................................................. 34

C.2 Factory Production Control (FPC) .......................................................................................................... 35

Annex D (informative) Recommendations on installation ......................................................................... 37

D.1 General.............................................................................................................................................................. 37

D.2 Preliminary provisions ............................................................................................................................... 37

D.3 Installation, assembly and fixing of panels ......................................................................................... 38

D.4 Maintenance and cleaning of the walk-in cold room ....................................................................... 51

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 53

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European foreword

This document (EN 16855-2:2018) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 44

“Commercial and Professional Refrigerating Appliances and Systems, Performance and Energy

Consumption”, the secretariat of which is held by UNI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2019, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by June 2019.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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Introduction

This document was drafted following the necessity to compare the systems placed on the market on the

base of the minimum thermal insulation requirements and to establish the average level of energy

consumption for a future minimum energy performance standard definition, with reference to the EU

policy on increasing energy efficiency of energy related products (Directive 2009/125/EC) in the frame

of the EU “20-20-20” targets.

It was necessary to identify the reference standards for calculation, measurement of insulation

properties, identify the best practice rules for elimination of thermal bridges, assembly techniques and

provisions to be taken in order to ensure the best level of insulation and power consumption.

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1 Scope

This document provides test or calculation methods to assess thermal insulation performances for

customized walk-in cold rooms and components under normal end-use conditions.
The normal end-use conditions of a walk-in cold room are considered to be:
— installation inside an existing building;
— not exposed to external weather conditions;

— internal side of panels subject to temperatures within the indicative range −40 °C ≤ T ≤ 12 °C;

— external side of panels subject to temperatures within the indicative range −8 °C ≤ T ≤ 30 °C;

temperatures below 0 °C, or higher than 20 °C, can be reached if the walk-in cold room is located

inside not air-conditioned premises.

NOTE In case the customized walk-in cold room working at positive storage temperature is used as a food

processing room or a clean room, the standard is applied.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 12086, Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of water vapour

transmission properties

EN 12667:2001, Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal

resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Products of high and medium

thermal resistance

EN 12865, Hygrothermal performance of building components and building elements - Determination of

the resistance of external wall systems to driving rain under pulsating air pressure

EN 12939, Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal resistance

by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Thick products of high and medium thermal

resistance

EN 13162, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made mineral wool (MW) products -

Specification

EN 13163, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made expanded polystyrene (EPS) products

- Specification

EN 13164, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made extruded polystyrene foam (XPS)

products - Specification

EN 13165, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made rigid polyurethane foam (PU)

products - Specification

EN 13166, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made phenolic foam (PF) products -

Specification
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EN 13167, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made cellular glass (CG) products -

Specification

EN ISO 4590, Rigid cellular plastics - Determination of the volume percentage of open cells and of closed

cells (ISO 4590)

EN ISO 6946, Building components and building elements - Thermal resistance and thermal transmittance

- Calculation methods (ISO 6946)

EN ISO 10077-1, Thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters - Calculation of thermal

transmittance - Part 1: General (ISO 10077-1)

EN ISO 10077-2, Thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters - Calculation of thermal

transmittance - Part 2: Numerical method for frames (ISO 10077-2)

EN ISO 10211, Thermal bridges in building construction - Heat flows and surface temperatures - Detailed

calculations (ISO 10211)

EN ISO 10456, Building materials and products - Hygrothermal properties -Tabulated design values and

procedures for determining declared and design thermal values (ISO 10456)

EN ISO 12572, Hygrothermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of water

vapour transmission properties - Cup method (ISO 12572)

EN ISO 14683, Thermal bridges in building construction - Linear thermal transmittance - Simplified

methods and default values (ISO 14683)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
walk-in cold room

thermally insulated enclosure made of sandwich panels intended for the storage of chilled and/or

frozen perishable items, accessible via at least one door, and which is large enough to let somebody

walk in it
3.1.1
customized walk- in cold room

walk-in cold room installed by assembling the single components, requiring on-site cutting of the

sandwich panels
3.1.2
customized walk-in cold room with floor

walk-in cold room equipped with a thermally insulated floor, above ground level or embedded in the

ground; the room has all insulated faces
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3.1.3
customized walk-in cold room with pre-insulated floor

walk-in cold room equipped with a thermally insulated floor embedded in the ground, below ground

level, covered with a structural layer (i.e.: concrete) usually levelled to the external ground level; the

room has all insulated faces
3.1.4
customized walk-in cold room without floor

walk-in cold room without a thermally insulated floor; the room has only insulated walls and ceiling

3.1.5
walk-in cold room component

element that, when assembled together, compose a walk-in cold room; components can be for example:

panels, doors, corner flashings, claddings and profiles used for head-to-head panels connection

3.2
sandwich panel

building product consisting of two metal faces positioned on either side of a core that is a thermally

insulating material, which is firmly bonded to both faces so that the three components act compositely

when under load, with different type of perimetrical profile
[SOURCE: EN 14509:2013, 3.17]
3.3
perimetrical design

cross section and characteristics of the perimetrical surface of the sandwich panel related to the joint

system

Note 1 to entry: A perimetrical design is realized with 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and 3.3.3 or a combination of 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and

3.3.3 or none of them.
3.3.1
male-female perimetrical design

design solution that allows sealing, structural resistance, thermal insulation, correct alignment at

installation
3.3.2
gasket perimetrical design

design solution that allows sealing by embedding into a sandwich panel a sealing material

3.3.3
camlock perimetrical design

design solution that allows sealing, structural resistance, mechanical locking between adjacent

sandwich panels
3.3.4
edge of the panel

side of the panel where adjacent panels join together in the same plane along the width

Note 1 to entry: See Figure 1.
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Key
1 edge of panel
2 length
3 width
Figure 1 — Example of the edge of the panel
3.3.5
longitudinal edge of the panel

side of the panel where adjacent panels join together in the same plane along the length

Note 1 to entry: See Figure 2.
Key
1 longitudinal edge of panel
2 length
3 width
Figure 2 — Example of longitudinal edge of the panel
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3.4
overall heat transfer coefficient

measure of the global insulating thermal performance of a walk-in cold room envelope, assembled with

doors and all ancillaries, in terms of heat flux per unit area per degree difference in temperature

3.5
mean surface area

surface area calculated by the geometric mean between the outside surface area and the inside surface

area
3.6
surface heat transfer coefficient
heat flux per unit area per degree difference in temperature
3.7
surface thermal resistance
ratio between temperature difference and heat flux through the surface
3.8
air curtain

technical equipment, producing a controlled stream of (cold) air aimed across an opening to create an

air seal that separates different environments, while allowing flow of traffic and unobstructed vision

through the opening
3.9
strip curtain
provision, made of strips, preventing sudden heat gains, when opening doors
3.10 Types of door
3.10.1
hinged door

door whose actuation takes place by means of rotation of the door leaf around the axis of rotation of the

hinges
3.10.2
sliding door

door whose actuation takes place by means of sliding of the door leaf parallel to the wall

3.10.3
swing door
hinged door whose door leaf can rotate in both directions
3.10.4
roll shutter

door whose actuation takes place by means of rolling and unrolling of the flexible door leaf

3.11
mechanical closing device

mechanical device that helps self-closing of the door, and avoids door leaf to remain ajar, used to reduce

energy losses and keep internal temperature
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3.12
door switch device

switch to control evaporator fan motors, internal lighting, alarm and other device improving energy

saving
3.13
thermal bridge

part of the walk-in cold room where the otherwise uniform thermal resistance is significantly changed

by a material and/or geometrical discontinuity
3.13.1
linear thermal bridge

thermal bridge with a uniform cross-section along one of the three orthogonal axes

[SOURCE: EN ISO 10211:2007, definition 3.1.2]
3.13.2
punctual thermal bridge

localized thermal bridge whose influence can be represented by a punctual thermal transmittance

3.14
insulating material

thermally insulated product with a declared thermal conductivity lower than 0,06 W/(m•K) at 10 °C

3.15
ageing

worsening of the thermal properties of an insulating material or structure along time

3.16
linear thermal transmittance

heat flow rate in the steady state divided by length and by the temperature difference between the

environments on either side of a thermal bridge
3.17
punctual thermal transmittance

heat flow rate in the steady state divided by the temperature difference between the environments on

either side of a thermal bridge (W/K)
3.18
walk-in cold room ceiling
covering of the walk-in cold room
3.19
core

layer of material, having thermal insulating properties, which is bonded between two metal faces

3.20
face, facing
flat, lightly profiled or profiled thin metal sheet firmly bonded to the core
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3.21
fixing (fastening) system

system, fastening panels to the supporting system or other components to the panels or components to

each other
3.22
joint

interface between two panels where the meeting edges have been designed to allow the panels to join

together in the same plane
[SOURCE: EN 14509:2013, definition 3.13]
3.23
junction

connection between adjacent panels and corners, for example wall to wall, wall to ceiling, wall to floor

3.24
storage temperature

target storage temperature which is intended to be maintained within the operating walk-in cold room

3.25
positive storage temperature

any temperature above −5 °C and below 12 °C, for chilled perishable items storage

3.26
negative storage temperature
any temperature below −5 °C, for frozen perishable items storage
3.27
gross storage volume

internal dimensions of the cold room, measured from floor to ceiling and from left to right (total height

x total width x total length in cubic meters (m ))
3.28
thermal conductivity
property of a material to conduct heat
3.29
thermal insulation

property of a material of reducing transfer of thermal energy through its thickness

3.30
supporting profile

system not structural part of the building, used to permanently support ceiling panels (when

necessary), cooling systems, and other equipment of the walk in cold room
3.31
significant figure

digits that carry meaning contributing to the number precision, considering that leading zeros and

trailing zeros placeholders merely indicating the scale are not significant
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3.32
product sample

part of the sandwich panel or door leaf obtained by cutting in the central part of the same product,

including any facings and core material
3.33
test specimen

slice of core material to be tested, taken from the middle thickness at an equal distance from the

product sample edges
3.34
group of walk-in cold rooms components

walk-in cold rooms components of similar chemical and physical characteristics, produced on the same

production line
3.35
edge to edge panels connection

system used to connect the heads of adjacent panels that have been previously cut on-site along the

width of the panel
3.36
longitudinal edge by longitudinal edge joint

connection between panels that have been previously cut on-site along the length of the panel

3.37
pre-insulated floor

thermally insulated floor embedded in the ground, below ground level, consisting of several layers

made of different materials or components
3.38
significant layer

layer of the pre-insulated floor that gives a not negligible contribution to the calculation of the thermal

transmittance of the floor
3.39
concrete support below lower vapor barrier

slab made of concrete supporting the customized walk-in cold room, giving a negligible contribution to

the calculation of the thermal transmittance of the floor
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4 Symbols and abbreviations
U thermal transfer coefficient (W/m•K)
U overall heat transfer coefficient (W/m•K)
tot
U single component heat transfer coefficient (W/m•K)
W heating power (W)
S mean surface area (m )
R thermal resistance (m•K/W)
R Declared value of thermal resistance (m•K/W)
D thickness (m)
λ thermal conductivity coefficient (W/m•K)
h surface heat transfer coefficient (W/m•K)
l length (m)

Ψ linear thermal transmittance of the joints per metre length of the panel (W/m•K)

Χ punctual thermal bridges transmittance (W/K)
Subscripts
n nominal
i internal
e external
c core
f facing
s surface
f fluid (air)
w wall
a air
j generic index
5 Performance
5.1 General

Performance characteristics of walk-in cold rooms shall be assessed in terms of thermal insulating

properties, in order to give a basis on which assessing energy consumption related properties of walk-

in cold rooms, and of their components.

Performance characteristics shall be assessed for every single component of the walk-in cold room and

for the assembled walk-in cold room as a whole.

For the calculations or tests, the reference point for walk-in cold rooms working at positive storage

temperature is T = +5 °C, and for negative storage temperature is T = −18 °C.
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5.2 Thermal insulation performances

Thermal insulation performances of customized walk-in cold rooms are assessed by considering the

relevant characteristic of every single component of a walk-in cold room, which shall be assessed by

test and/or by calculations. Components of walk-in cold rooms can be identified as follows:

— wall and ceiling panels;
— floor panels;
— pre-insulated floor;
— door(s);
— window(s);
— fixing systems and junctions;
— supporting profiles.

For comparison walk-in cold rooms with and without thermally insulated floor will be considered.

Air infiltration through the open door will be considered in terms of devices to avoid or limit the ingress

of ambient air, from the environment outside the walk-in cold room. A classification of the used device

will be proposed, in order to evaluate the contribution to the improvement of walk-in cold room

performance characteristics in terms of energy consumption.
5.3 Other performances
5.3.1 Air permeability

Considering a useful life of the cold room of 10 years, taking into account the extremely low air

permeability of the metal facings, air permeability of the panels is considered to have negligible effects

on the behaviour of the room. Consequently no assessment is required. For different facing materials

the air permeability shall be determined according to EN ISO 10456, unless tabulated values are

available from other European Standards.
Air permeability of the joints shall be assessed according to EN 12865.
5.3.2 Water vapour permeability
The content of 5.3.1 is also valid for water vapour permeability.

Water vapour permeability of the joints shall be assessed according to EN 12086 or EN ISO 12572.

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6 Methods to assess thermal insulation performances of customized walk-in
cold room components
6.1 General

The assessment of energy consumption related characteristics of single components of a walk-in cold

room will be performed considering the following aspects:
A. Thermal conductivity of sandwich panels core
B. Thermal transmittance of wall and ceiling panels
C. Thermal transmittance of floor panels
D. Thermal transmittance of pre-insulated floor
E. Thermal transmittance of doors
F. Thermal transmittance of windows
G. Thermal transmittance of joints and junctions
H. Influence of the supporting profiles

Gaskets are considered components of the doors, and sealants are considered part of the fixing system

that is tested like reported in 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8.

6.2 Thermal conductivity of the insulating core of wall, ceiling and floor panels

Assessment of thermal conductivity of core material of components as in B, C, D and E, of 6.1, is

performed according to EN 12667 or EN 12939 for products of high thickness.

Thermal conductivity shall be determined according to Annex A and B, and declared by the

manufacturer according to the following conditions:
— average temperature is (10 ± 0,3) °C;
— measured values shall be expressed with three significant figures;

— the thermal resistance, R , shall always be declared; the thermal conductivity, λ , shall be declared

D D
when possible;

— the thermal resistance, R , and the thermal conductivity, λ , shall be expressed as representative

D D
limit values of at least 90 % of production, with a level of confidence of 90 %;

— the thermal conductivity value λ90/90 shall be rounded to three significant figures expressed in

rounded to three significant figures and expressed W/(m•K);
W/m∙K and declared as λD

— the declared thermal resistance, R , shall be calculated according to the nominal thickness, d , and

D N
the relevant thermal conductivity value λ unless measured directly;
90/90,

— the thermal resistance value, R , when calculated according to the nominal thickness, d , and the

90/90 N

relevant thermal conductivity value, λ , shall be rounded downwards to three significant figures

90/90

and expressed in m•K/W, and declared as R with three significant figures and expressed in

m•K/W;

— the thermal resistance value, R , for those products whose thermal resistance is measured

90/90

directly, shall be rounded downwards to three significant figures and expressed in m•K/W, and

declared as RD with three significant figures and expressed in m•K/W.
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SIST EN 16855-2:2019
EN 16855-2:2018 (E)
Thermal resistance and thermal conductivity shall be determined in acco
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