Carlisle® SynTec Systems has collaborated with Detec™ Systems to offer the single-ply industry’s first and only 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 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. Among the approvals are certain bareback TPO, PVC, and EPDM assemblies. Detec’s IntegriScan equipment in conjunction with TruGround is the only solution for ELD testing of semi-conductive membranes such as black EPDM.
Carlisle SynTec Systems has been manufacturing single-ply membrane roofing systems for more than half a century. Carlisle SynTec Systems is a business segment of Carlisle Construction Materials Incorporated and has membrane manufacturing facilities in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Greenville, Illinois; Senatobia, Mississippi; and Tooele, Utah.