Insulation Material

Energy Efficiency Criteria For Material And Electrical Equipment To Qualify For Energy Efficiency Incentives

To further promote the efficient use of energy in the country, fiscal incentives have been introduced by the government for efficient electrical equipment and insulation material. To assist in determining the appropriate equipment and material to qualify for the incentives, the performance criteria and the necessary testing standards to determine the performance have to be determined. Such testing standards and performance criteria have been set for the following items:-

Mineral Wool Type

Performance Indicator and Testing Standard

  • Thermal conductivity in W/mK as specified in MS1020: 1986 (Specification for Mineral Fibre Thermal Insulation Material) at an average testing temperature of between 20oC and 24oC, tested in accordance to American Society for Testing and Materials testing standard ASTM C518.

Criteria for Incentives

  • The insulation material should have a thermal conductivity of less than 0.04 W/mK at a mean testing temperature of between 20oC and 24oC.
  • The insulation material must comply with the requirements for Bomba Class O (non-combustible) certification and pass the tests in accordance with BS 476 Standard Parts 6&7 or Part 4 for non combustion, fire propagation and surface spread of flame.
  • The product should comply with Product Listing Certification issued by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. for quality guarantees.
  • Performance testing is to be done by SIRIM or any laboratory recognised by Standard Malaysia.

Perlite Type

Performance Indicator and Testing Standard

  • Thermal conductivity  in W/mK as specified in ASTM C610 (American Society for Testing and Materials Testing ) at an average testing temperature 38oC, tested in accordance to American Society for Testing and Materials testing standard ASTM C610.

Criteria for Incentives

  • The insulation material should have a thermal conductivity of less than 0.069 W/mK at testing temperature 38oC.
  • The insulation material must comply with the requirements for Bomba Class O (non-combustible) certification and pass the tests in accordance with BS 476 Standard Parts 6&7 or Part 4 for non combustion, fire propagation and surface spread of flame.
  • The product should comply with Product Listing Certification issued by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. for quality guarantees.

Performance testing is to be done by SIRIM or any laboratory recognised by Standard Malaysia