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Process Data set: Ceiling System, Metal SAS System 130, Tile 3, SAS International; Transport to Building Site (for stage A4) : UK (en) en

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Location GB
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Ceiling System, Metal SAS System 130, Tile 3, SAS International; Transport to Building Site (for stage A4) : UK
Technical purpose of product or process SAS System 130 is a modular lay-in steel ceiling system; tiles are supported from SAS Alugrid or SAS Tee Grid. Alugrid-Q features a continuous linear recess with an M6 thread while providing a completely flush ceiling. Alugrid-P is a plain version without the threaded recess; Tee Grid provides a tegular effect. A range of acoustic backing options provide up to 45dB acoustic attenuation or Class A acoustic absorption. For System 130, there is a choice of both grid system and ceiling tiles and as such this EPD includes LCA data to account for these options. LCA data on the individual grid and tile items will be available upon request, however to present the data in a manageable format for an EPD the various options were simplified into relevant groups (below) and average LCA data has been presented in the main results table. The amount of material per square metre was determined based on the assumption of a 600x600mm steel tile. For further details, including the dimensions of the individual grid and ceiling items, please visit System 130 Grid Options Grid 1 [A-F] (Alugrid): A: Alugrid-Q-15/08 B : Alugrid-Q-15/16 C: Alugrid-Q-15/19 D: Alugrid-Q-25/16 E: Alugrid-P-15/08 F: Alygrdi-P-15/16 Grid 2 [G-H]: G: Tee Grid T-15 H: Tee Grid T-24 System 130 Tile Options Tile 1: Plain tile. (8mm, 16mm or 19mm) Tile 2: Perforated tile with fleece (8mm, 16mm or 19mm) Tile 3: Perforated tile with 80kg/m³ acoustic pad (8mm or 16mm) Tile 4: Perforated tile with 80kg/m³ acoustic pad and steel backing plate (16mm or 19mm) Tile 5: 19mm Perforated tile with 6mm x 80kg/m³ acoustic pad and 12.5mm plasterboard. There are a number of environmental advantages to using metal ceiling tiles; not only does it have a long RSL (meaning it doesn’t have to be replaced as often as mineral wool) but it requires minimal to no maintenance throughout its RSL, can be washed in place and is almost completely recyclable at the end of life.
Synonyms Tile 3: Perforated tile with 80kg/m³ acoustic pad (8mm or 16mm)
Class name : Hierarchy level
  • Metsims Classification: Steel / Ceiling Systems / Ceiling Tile
General comment on data set Production Site: Parc Crescent Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3XU, United Kingdom, Declared Product Unit: 1 m² Metal Ceiling Tile and Grid System,
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Data set valid until 2019
Time representativeness description 30-11-2019
Technological representativeness
Technology description including background system These are the environmental impacts associated with raw material extraction and processing, transport of raw materials to the SAS factory (the manufacturer) and the manufacturing at the factory including energy usage and any waste streams resulting from the manufacturing process. The majority of raw materials are sourced from the UK; however some are sourced from countries elsewhere in the European Union. These raw materials are delivered to the SAS factory in Bridgend, Wales by a combination of articulated truck and rail (Eurostar) depending on the supplier location. The Bridgend factory is split into two separate units; Unit 1 is where the tile systems are formed, including the addition of the various types of acoustic padding. Key Unit 1 processes include: slitting of the steel/aluminium coils, perforating, washing, spray coating and drying. These processes account for the most energy intensive stages of the products life cycle. Unit 2 is where the grid systems are rolled and formed; it houses less energy-intensive processes than Unit 1. It is assumed that the gas and electricity consumption is the same for the production of all systems and that the variation in size of tile or grid has no effect; since the machines responsible for slitting, perforating and drying are either on or off and therefore will be using the same amount of energy regardless of the size of the tile or grid passing through. This same principle is applicable to the quantity of water used in the factory and the spray coating plus any resulting waste. The pallets, crates and cartons are formed and built at the factory and are included in the LCA, along with additional packaging items such as steel strapping, interleaving paper and polyethylene film.
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