This EPD provides environmental performance indicators for a raised access flooring system comprising Kingspan Access Floors' FDEB38 panel combined with its Alpha III pedestals and caps. Stringers (galvanized steel beam connecting pedestals) are sometimes added to the system; this EPD provides indicators for the FDEB38 Alpha III flooring system including and excluding stringers. It is a cradle-to-gate EPD in accordance with the requirements of EN 15804, and thus covers the modules A1 - A3 defined in that standard. The declared unit is 1 square metre (1m2) of flooring system.
The FDEB38 panel is based on a 600mm-square module made of a high-performance high-density particle chipboard core; both its top and bottom surfaces are laminated with galvanised-steel sheets. A vinyl surface finish is laminated to the top surface and the panel is encapsulated by a full-depth edge ABS band to protect the edge of the surface finish. The FDEB38 panel is engineered to fine dimensional tolerances for modular control.
The Alpha III pedestal is of a zinc-plated steel construction to allow electrical continuity, and pre-assembled to help minimize installation time.
The FDEB38 Alpha III loose-laid system is independently tested in accordance with the PSA MOB PF2 PS/SPU Specification to Heavy or, with the addition of the appropriate stringers, to Extra Heavy Grade.
This EPD has been registered as an ECO Platform EPD with ECO EPD Reference number 00000292. The International EPD System is a founding member of the ECO Platform and its procedures has undergone a peer audit to be able to use this logotype. All EPDs of construction products from different programmes that carry the ECO logotype are listed here.