The ACCEL-E Steel Thermal Efficient wall panel, manufactured by Pittsburgh-based SYNTHEON Inc., is a fully integrated system that combines framing and insulation into one easy step.
The secret behind ACCEL-E is expanded polystyrene (EPS) and cold-formed steel framing studs are fused together into a single continuous panel plank. This eliminates air gaps and irregularities that can greatly diminish the performance of conventional framing and insulation. Specially designed slots in the studs allow insulation to mold through the steel, which virtually eliminates thermal bridging to further improve energy efficiency. As a result, ACCEL-E exceeds IECC thermal code requirements, which reduces the energy required to heat and cool buildings.
An environmentally responsible product, ACCEL-E is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified. The EPS foam insulation does not shrink, settle, emit harmful VOC gases, or contribute to diminished air quality. In addition, the steel framing members are made of recycled steel and are recyclable.
With ACCEL-E, ease and speed of installation reduces construction time and labor cost. ACCEL-E streamlines conventional framing and insulation into one step that requires no special training or equipment. Panels are 4-feet wide with window and door openings pre-cut, and an open cavity with pre-punched knockouts for electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. ACCEL-E is suitable for both infill and “bypass” construction, since they can be manufactured to virtually any length (limited only by transportation requirements) to span multiple floors with a single plank.
IMETCO offers ACCEL-E with its full line of metal wall panels, providing customers with a complete stud-to-cladding wall assembly under a single-source warranty. ACCEL-E is also available as an option for IntelliScreen Complete Rainscreen Wall Systems, introduced by IMETCO last year. IntelliScreen combines best-in-class cladding, cavity, and framing components into a fully-engineered rainscreen assembly under a single-source warranty.
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