I.S.A.A.C stands for Inspection Sealing and Advanced Cleaning
ISAAC offers three beneﬁts to commercial buildings: improved air quality, greater energy efﬁciency, and easier, less costly full system inspection. The energy efﬁciency of an HVAC system is contingent upon it remaining free of leaks and debris. According to the Department of Energy, the typical duct system loses 25 to 40 percent of its energy output due to improper sealing. The ISAAC HVAC Robotic System helps to mitigate energy loss by fully cleaning and properly sealing your ductwork, resulting in increased airﬂow and reduced operational costs. It can also dramatically improve your building’s indoor air quality, purging your system of long-unnoticed particulate. Improperly sealed ducts can circulate and deposit dirty, dusty air throughout a facility causing problems for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Moreover, the sealants and encapsulants developed by Carlisle HVAC products are anti-microbial, meaning they do not provide a food source for bacteria.
The same innovative team that introduced SPRAY-SEAL™ to the market formulated two new products especially engineered for the ISAAC system:
• RS-100 for sealing leaks from the interior of the ductwork
• RE-500 to encapsulate ﬁberglass insulation
ISAAC is a quick, versatile, consistent hard worker that can efﬁciently inspect, clean, and seal HVAC ductwork with minimal disruption to building occupants. Using ISAAC offers multiple advantages over manual methods: lower labor costs, reduction in the number of damaging access cuts, and treatment of otherwise inaccessible areas.
Completing the list of advantages is the use of Carlisle HVAC’s high-performance sealants, designed especially for use with the ISAAC system.
RS-100 is a sealant that is applied from inside the ductwork, forming a rubber-like dark blue coating. RS-100 resolves leakage problems, and its ﬂexibility allows it to resist cracking under vibration. It is water-based, non-toxic, anti-microbial, non-reactive, and non-ﬂammable. The sealant meets and exceeds all Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), Chantilly, VA, pressure classes, while providing a SMACNA Class A seal.
RE-500 is a robotically applied coating, available in either black or white, used to encapsulate the ﬁberglass ﬁbers in insulated ductwork. The smooth, non-tacky surface formed by RE-500 helps prevent debris accumulation, thus inhibiting the growth of mold and fungus. Low VOC RE-500 is ideal for use in sensitive settings such as schools and health-care facilities.
The use of ISAAC in conjunction with the right sealants can make a signiﬁcant impact on energy efﬁciency, indoor air quality, and labor costs.