Carlisle SynTec and Detec Systems Announce Factory Mutual (FM) Rated Roof Assemblies that include Electronic Leak Detection

Carlisle SynTec Systems has collaborated with Detec Systems to offer the single-ply Factory Mutual (FM) rated roof assemblies that include Detec’s TruGround Conductive Primer, the conductive medium needed for effective Electronic Leak Detection (ELD).

ELD has become the method of choice for ensuring a watertight membrane system that is free of breaches, holes, or seam voids. Detec Systems’ patented TruGround Conductive Primer is liquid-applied, making application quick and easy and allowing it to be used with bareback membranes, including black EPDM.

Carlisle has conducted testing with FM and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to ensure that the performance of a select few of its roof assemblies were unaffected by the addition of the conductive medium, and therefore insurable by FM. The following Carlisle systems are both FM and UL approved and warrantable through Carlisle:

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com/.

Conductive Primer Designed for Electronic Testing of Conventional Roof Assemblies

Detec Systems has developed TruGround, a conductive primer which enables accurate electronic leak detection (ELD) testing on conventional roof membranes including black EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen, hot and cold fluid applied. According to the manufacturer, TruGround must be installed directly below the membrane per ASTM D7877. TruGround can be used for quality assurance testing on newly installed membranes and is chemically compatible with fully adhered, mechanically attached and torch-down membranes. Once applied, ELD testing can be performed for the life of the roof. Future breaches or seam voids can be quickly pinpointed, allowing repairs to be done immediately, preventing costly moisture damage from occurring.

For more information, visit www.detecsystems.com.