SPACER

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Add-on tool for the THERM computer program that provides access to a comprehensive library of different spacer configurations including the sealants and desiccants from all leading spacer manufacturers. Drawing spacer geometries is an arduous and tedious process, and often the results are inaccurate models that produce wrong simulation results. With the SPACER program this process is made uniform and consistent, leading to consistent and accurate results. It allows for easy and consistent ways to specify spacers when modeling thermal performance of fenestration systems with THERM, a leading 2-D thermal performance analysis program. The SPACER program incorporates over 2000 different spacer models from number of spacer manufacturers. Screen Shots

Keywords

fenestration, spacer, THERM, thermal modeling, IGU, sealants

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Working knowledge of THERM.

Users

More than 50.

Audience

Spacer, Insulating Glazing Unit and Window manufacturers, NFRC certified simulators, Fenestration industry professionals and related consulting firms.

Input

Spacer category, model and manufacturer.

Output

Generates complete Spacer model including sealants and desiccants and inserts it into a THERM models of a fenestration system.

Computer Platform

Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP with Pentium processor, minimum 32MB of RAM and at least 40MB of hard disk space.

Programming Language

C++

Strengths

Comprehensive library of over 2000 spacers, user friendly interface. Compatibility and integration with the THERM program.

Weaknesses

Custom sealant widths and material selection are not available in the current version.

Contact

Company:

DesignBuilder Software

Address:

18 Tanglewood Road
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
United States

Telephone:

+1 (413) 256-4647

Facsimile:

+1 (413) 256-4823

E-mail:

support@designbuildersoftware.com

Website:

http://www.designbuildersoftware.com

Availability

Single User license is $125. Volume license is $60/license with 5 licenses minimum. Check web site for price and ordering information.