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7.2 Insul-Rib™
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The 7.2 Insul-Rib™ insulated metal wall panel combines a traditional 7.2 rib panel design with a polyurethane foam core. For the first time, this widely used profile is now available with exceptional insulating properties in various thicknesses.

Exterior Profile:

7.2" on-center rib pattern, 1 1/2" deep

Interior Profile:

Mesa nominal 1/8" deep

Panel Core:

Foamed-in-place, Non-CFC & zero ODP urethane, FM Class 1 approval

Thermal Values:

K-factor, Btu in/ft2 hr. °F @ 75°F (24°C) mean core temperature = 0.140.
K-factor, Btu in/ft2 hr. °F @ 40°F (4°C) mean core temperature = 0.126

Module Width:

36"

Panel Thickness:

Nominal overall 3", 4", 5", 6"

Panel Lengths:

8'-0" to 40'-0"

Exterior Facings:

Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga., 24 Ga. and 22 Ga.

Interior Facings:

Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga., 24 Ga. and 22 Ga.

Panel Joint:

Offset double tongue and groove with extended metal shelf for positive
face fastening

Fastening:

Fastener and Clip concealed in the side joint

Color:

A full range of exterior colors & coatings are available for the architectural market. For specific information about our available colors and coatings, visit us online for a comprehensive selection.

FM Approved Class 1 with no height restrictions.

Star Shield
Superior Insulating Value across the entire wall and roof area is assured with Metl-Span panels. The advanced polyurethane core provides enhanced insulation values that significantly lowers heating and cooling costs.

One-Piece Construction process assures rapid completion of the wall and roof system. Factory fabricated composite panels are attached directly to the supporting structure and multiple steps to construct the insulated wall and roof are eliminated. Faster building completion means reduced construction and interim financing costs.

Lightweight yet Structurally Strong panels weigh only 2 ½ to 3 ½ pounds per square foot, but are structurally strong enough for long spans that can significantly reduce costs for frame support.

Impermeable Faces & Built-in Thermal Breaks ensure the highest insulating values are maintained for the life of the building. Panels are manufactured with impermeable faces and when installed the insulation is completely encapsulated by metal trim that creates an impermeable membrane on all sides of the panel. The aged "R" values are comparable to the initial "R" values many years after the buildings original completion. Assured thermal values mean lower heating and cooling costs.

Class 1 Polyurethane Foam meets the requirements of the major model building codes for many types of construction. Unlike panels with expanded polystyrene cores they will not produce a self-propagating fire. Local building codes may require automatic fire suppression systems for most installations.

Concealed Attachment with clips and fasteners at the side joint of the panel
offers a clean high profile appearance. No more barn like metal building looks.

Metl-Span are Lightweight, yet very strong and durable attributing to reduced costs for erection and structural support.

Star Shield
Exterior Profile: 7.2" on-center rib pattern, 1-½" deep.
Interior Profile: Mesa wave pattern, nominal 1/8" deep.
Light Mesa wave pattern, nominal 1/16" deep.
Foam Core: Foamed-in-place, Non-CFC & zero ODP polyurethane, Factory Mutual Class 1 approval.
Thermal Values: R-Values with Air Films   73° Mean  
3" Panel 12.17  
4" Panel 18.49  
5" Panel 25.15  
6" Panel 31.74  
• R-Values include the air films on each side of the panel

• 73° Mean based on ASTM C1363 Thermal Testing
Module Width: Nominal 36"
Panel Thickness: Nominal overall 3", 4", 5", 6"
Panel Lengths: Standard 8'-0" to 40'-0".
Horizontal Application Reveal Widths:  
Exterior Facings: Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga., 24 Ga. and 22 Ga.
Interior Facings: Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga., 24 Ga. and 22 Ga.
Standard Exterior: Full-Strength 70% PVDF Fluoropolymer Coating.
Finishes & Colors: Polar White, Sandstone, Regal Gray, Desert Beige* and Dark Bronze*.
*Desert Beige and Dark Bronze are premium colors in 22 Ga. thickness.

Note:
1. A new expanded palette of premium colors is also available for non-cold storage buildings.
2. Dark colors are not recommended for exterior color on cooler and freezer buildings.
3. Prices may vary by color, gauge and quantity of metal.
Interior Finishes & Colors: USDA-compliant Polyester, Igloo White.
Joint: Offset double tongue and groove with extended metal shelf for positive face fastening.
Fastening: Fastener & Clip concealed in the side joint.
FM Approved Class 1 with no height restrictions.
Allowable Uniform Loads for Panels with 26 Gage Facings

Panel Type Span
Conditions

Design Criteria
Support Span (Feet)
4′ 5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
3"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 101.7 69.3 51.0 39.3 31.5 25.8 21.6 18.4 15.9 13.9 12.3 10.9
L/180 431.8 251.8 165.5 117.6 88.0 68.4 54.6 44.5 36.9 31.0 26.3 22.5
Pattern FP1 42.7 36.0 31.4 28.2 25.7 23.8 21.6 18.4 15.9 13.9 12.3 10.9
Pattern FP11 101.7 69.3 51.0 39.3 31.5 25.8 21.6 18.4 15.9 13.9 12.3 10.9
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 119.1 80.2 58.5 45.0 36.0 29.6 24.8 21.2 18.4 16.1 14.2 12.7
L/180 384.1 228.7 152.2 108.7 81.4 63.1 50.2 40.7 33.6 28.0 23.6 20.1
Pattern FP1 47.5 39.9 34.9 31.3 28.6 26.5 24.8 21.2 18.4 16.1 14.2 12.7
Pattern FP11 116.2 80.2 58.5 45.0 36.0 29.6 24.8 21.2 18.4 16.1 14.2 12.7
4"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 107.7 75.0 56.3 44.2 35.9 29.9 25.3 21.8 19.0 16.7 14.9 13.3
L/180 466.5 280.1 189.3 138.1 106.1 84.5 69.1 57.6 48.8 41.8 36.2 31.6
Pattern FP1 48.1 40.0 34.4 30.4 27.4 25.0 23.0 21.5 19.0 16.7 14.9 13.3
Pattern FP11 105.5 75.0 56.3 44.2 35.9 29.9 25.3 21.8 19.0 16.7 14.9 13.3
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 124.5 85.3 63.2 49.3 40.0 33.2 28.2 24.3 21.3 18.8 16.7 15.0
L/180 423.2 260.1 178.5 131.3 101.3 80.7 65.9 54.8 46.2 39.4 33.9 29.5
Pattern FP1 53.2 44.0 37.8 33.4 30.1 27.5 25.4 23.7 21.3 18.8 16.7 15.0
Pattern FP11 116.6 85.3 63.2 49.3 40.0 33.2 28.2 24.3 21.3 18.8 16.7 15.0
5"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 114.8 81.4 62.0 49.3 40.5 34.0 29.0 25.2 22.1 19.5 17.4 15.7
L/180 514.2 317.9 220.5 164.5 128.8 104.3 86.6 73.2 62.8 54.5 47.7 42.1
Pattern FP1 48.6 40.4 34.9 30.8 27.7 25.3 23.3 21.7 20.4 18.7 17.3 15.7
Pattern FP11 106.6 81.4 62.0 49.3 40.5 34.0 29.0 25.2 22.1 19.5 17.4 15.7
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 131.0 91.1 68.5 54.1 44.2 37.1 31.7 27.5 24.2 21.5 19.3 17.4
L/180 475.0 300.4 211.3 158.9 125.0 101.4 84.1 71.0 60.8 52.5 45.8 40.2
Pattern FP1 53.3 44.1 37.9 33.5 30.2 27.6 25.5 23.8 22.4 20.6 19.1 17.4
Pattern FP11 117.0 91.1 68.5 54.1 44.2 37.1 31.7 27.5 24.2 21.5 19.3 17.4
6"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 121.1 87.1 67.1 53.9 44.6 37.7 32.4 28.2 24.8 22.0 19.7 17.8
L/180  559.5  353.9  250.2  189.7  150.6  123.4  103.6  88.4  76.6  67.0  59.1  52.6
Pattern FP1 49.0 40.8 35.3 31.2 28.0 25.6 23.6 21.9 20.6 18.9 17.5 16.3
Pattern FP11 107.5 86.8 67.1 53.9 44.6 37.7 32.4 28.2 24.8 22.0 19.7 17.8
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 136.8 96.4 73.1 58.3 48.0 40.5 34.8 30.3 26.8 23.9 21.5 19.4
L/180 523.4 338.1 242.1 185.0 147.5 121.2 101.7 86.8 75.0 65.4 57.5 51.0
Pattern FP1 53.5 44.3 38.1 33.6 30.3 27.7 25.6 23.8 22.4 20.7 19.2 17.9
Pattern FP11  117.4  94.1  73.1  58.3  48.0  40.5  34.8  30.3  26.8  23.9  21.5  19.4
Panel Thickness Includes Rib Height
Notes:
  1. Allowable positive load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  2. Allowable suction load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength, deflection limited and connection strength for each fastener pattern.  The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  3. Loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  4. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection.
  5. Pattern FP1 is based on clip with (2) 1/4"-14 Tek III's in minimum 14 gage steel.
  6. Pattern FP11 is based on five (7.2" on center, low cell of product), 1/4-14" Tek III's with 5/8" neoprene bonded washer in minmum 14 gage steel.
  7. The structural capacity of the girs are not considered and must be examined independently.
Allowable Uniform Loads for Panels with 24 Gage Exterior/26 Gage Interior Facings

Panel Type Span
Conditions

Design Criteria
Support Span (Feet)
4′ 5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
2.5"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending& Shear 125.1 83.5 60.2 45.8 36.2 29.4 24.4 20.6 17.7 15.4 13.5 11.9
L/180 509.9 285.6 180.8 124.2 90.2 68.3 53.3 42.6 34.7 28.6 24.0 20.3
Pattern FP1 27.1 24.2 22.2 20.7 19.6 18.8 18.1 17.5 17.0 15.4 13.5 11.9
Pattern FP11  125.1 83.5 60.2 45.8 36.2 29.4 24.4 20.6 17.7 15.4 13.5 11.9
Three or
More
Spans
Bending& Shear 149.4 98.8 70.9 53.7 42.4 34.4 28.6 24.2 20.8 18.1 15.9 14.1
L/180 438.9 250.4 160.4 110.8 80.7 61.0 47.4 37.7 30.5 25.1 20.9 17.6
Pattern FP1 30.4 27.0 24.8 23.2 22.0 21.0 20.3 19.7 19.1 18.1 15.9 14.1
Pattern FP11 149.4 98.8 70.9 53.7 42.4 34.4 28.6 24.2 20.8 18.1 15.9 14.1
3"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 129.4 87.6 64.0 49.3 39.3 32.2 27.0 23.0 19.8 17.3 15.3 13.6
L/180 534.1 304.9 196.9 137.8 102.0 78.6 62.4 50.6 41.8 35.1 29.7 25.5
Pattern FP1 42.5 35.8 31.4 28.1 25.7 23.7 22.2 20.9 19.8 17.3 15.3 13.6
Pattern FP11 129.4 87.6 64.0 49.3 39.3 32.2 27.0 23.0 19.8 17.3 15.3 13.6
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 153.2 102.4 74.2 56.8 45.2 37.1 31.1 26.5 22.9 20.0 17.7 15.8
L/180 467.0 272.6 178.6 126.0 93.6 72.2 57.1 46.2 38.0 31.7 26.7 22.7
Pattern FP1 47.4 39.9 34.9 31.3 28.6 26.5 24.8 23.4 22.2 20.0 17.7 15.8
Pattern FP11 153.2 102.4 74.2 56.8 45.2 37.1 31.1 26.5 22.9 20.0 17.7 15.8
4"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 135.6 93.5 69.6 54.5 44.2 36.7 31.1 26.8 23.3 20.5 18.3 16.4
L/180 568.7 333.1 220.6 158.4 120.1 94.8 76.9 63.8 53.8 46.0 39.8 34.7
Pattern FP1 47.8 39.8 34.3 30.3 27.3 24.9 23.0 21.5 20.1 18.6 17.2 16.0
Pattern FP11 135.6 93.5 69.6 54.5 44.2 36.7 31.1 26.8 23.3 20.5 18.3 16.4
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 158.8 107.7 79.2 61.4 49.5 41.1 34.8 30.0 26.2 23.1 20.6 18.5
L/180 506.6 304.3 205.2 148.9 113.7 89.9 73.0 60.5 50.9 43.4 37.3 32.4
Pattern FP1 53.1 43.9 37.8 33.4 30.0 27.5 25.4 23.7 22.3 20.6 19.1 17.8
Pattern FP11 158.8 107.7 79.2 61.4 49.5 41.1 34.8 30.0 26.2 23.1 20.6 18.5
5"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 143.1 100.4 75.9 60.1 49.3 41.3 35.3 30.6 26.8 23.8 21.2 19.1
L/180 616.6 371.1 252.0 184.9 143.0 114.8 94.7 79.7 68.1 59.0 51.6 45.5
Pattern FP1 48.2 40.2 34.7 30.7 27.7 25.3 23.3 21.7 20.4 18.7 17.4 16.2
Pattern FP11 143.1 100.4 75.9 60.1 49.3 41.3 35.3 30.6 26.8 23.8 21.2 19.1
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 165.5 113.9 84.8 66.6 54.2 45.4 38.7 33.6 29.5 26.2 23.5 21.2
L/180 559.5 345.4 238.5 176.9 137.8 111.0 91.6 77.1 65.8 56.8 49.5 43.4
Pattern FP1 53.2 44.1 37.9 33.5 30.2 27.6 25.5 23.8 22.4 20.6 19.1 17.9
Pattern FP11 162.8 113.9 84.8 66.6 54.2 45.4 38.7 33.6 29.5 26.2 23.5 21.2
6"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 149.8 106.5 81.4 65.2 53.8 45.4 39.0 34.0 30.0 26.6 23.9 21.6
L/180 662.0 407.2 281.9 210.3 165.0 134.1 111.9 95.1 82.1 71.7 63.2 56.1
Pattern FP1 48.6 40.5 35.1 31.0 28.0 25.5 23.6 21.9 20.6 18.9 17.5 16.3
Pattern FP11 148.6 106.5 81.4 65.2 53.8 45.4 39.0 34.0 30.0 26.6 23.9 21.6
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 171.6 119.5 89.9 71.2 58.4 49.2 42.2 36.8 32.4 28.9 26.0 23.5
L/180 608.8 383.8 269.9 203.4 160.6 131.0 109.4 93.1 80.2 69.9 61.5 54.4
Pattern FP1 53.4 44.2 38.0 33.6 30.3 27.6 25.6 23.8 22.4 20.7 19.2 17.9
Pattern FP11  163.2 119.5 89.9 71.2 58.4  49.2 42.2 36.8 32.4 28.9 26.0 23.5
Panel Thickness Includes Rib Height
Notes:
  1. Allowable positive load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  2. Allowable suction load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength, deflection limited and connection strength for each fastener pattern.  The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  3. Loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  4. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection.
  5. Pattern FP1 is based on clip with (2) 1/4"-14 Tek III's in minimum 14 gage steel.
  6. Pattern FP11 is based on five (7.2" on center, low cell of product), 1/4-14" Tek III's with 5/8" neoprene bonded washer in minmum 14 gage steel.
  7. The structural capacity of the girs are not considered and must be examined independently.
Allowable Uniform Loads for Panels with 22 Gage Exterior/26 Gage Interior Facings

Panel Type Span
Conditions

Design Criteria
Support Span (Feet)
4′ 5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
2.5"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending& Shear 143.1 95.2 68.5 52.0 41.0 33.3 27.6 23.3 20.0 17.4 15.2 13.5
L/180 577.2 320.3 201.2 137.2 99.1 74.7 58.1 46.3 37.6 31.0 25.9 21.9
Pattern FP1 27.1 24.1 22.1 20.7 19.6 18.8 18.1 17.5 17.0 17.4 15.2 13.5
Pattern FP11  143.1 95.2 68.5 52.0 41.0 33.3 27.6 23.3 20.0 17.4 15.2 13.5
Three or
More
Spans
Bending& Shear 171.6 113.1 80.9 61.2 48.2 39.1 32.5 27.5 23.6 20.5 18.0 15.9
L/180 492.7 278.6 177.1 121.7 88.1 66.4 51.5 40.9 33.0 27.1 22.6 19.0
Pattern FP1 30.4 27.0 24.8 23.2 22.0 21.0 20.3 19.7 19.1 20.5 18.0 15.9
Pattern FP11 171.6 113.1 80.9 61.2 48.2 39.1 32.5 27.5 23.6 20.5 18.0 15.9
3"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 147.5 99.4 72.4 55.6 44.3 36.3 30.3 25.8 22.3 19.5 17.1 15.2
L/180 601.4 339.6 217.2 150.9 111.0 85.1 67.2 54.4 44.9 37.5 31.8 27.2
Pattern FP1 42.4 35.8 31.3 28.1 25.6 23.7 22.2 20.9 19.9 18.3 17.0 15.2
Pattern FP11 147.5 99.4 72.4 55.6 44.3 36.3 30.3 25.8 22.3 19.5 17.1 15.2
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 175.5 116.8 84.4 64.4 51.2 41.9 35.0 29.8 25.8 22.6 19.9 17.7
L/180 521.0 300.9 195.5 137.0 101.3 77.7 61.4 49.5 40.7 33.8 28.5 24.3
Pattern FP1 47.4 39.9 34.9 31.3 28.6 26.4 24.8 23.4 22.2 20.5 19.0 17.7
Pattern FP11 175.5 116.8 84.4 64.4 51.2 41.9 35.0 29.8 25.8 22.6 19.9 17.7
4"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 153.8 105.4 78.2 61.0 49.3 41.0 34.7 29.8 26.0 22.9 20.3 18.2
L/180 635.9 367.8 241.0 171.5 129.1 101.3 81.8 67.6 56.9 48.6 41.9 36.5
Pattern FP1 47.7 39.6 34.2 30.3 27.3 24.9 23.0 21.4 20.1 18.6 17.2 16.0
Pattern FP11 153.8 105.4 78.2 61.0 49.3 41.0 34.7 29.8 26.0 22.9 20.3 18.2
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 181.2 122.2 89.5 69.2 55.6 46.0 38.9 33.5 29.2 25.8 23.0 20.6
L/180 560.9 332.9 222.3 160.1 121.5 95.7 77.4 64.0 53.7 45.7 39.3 34.1
Pattern FP1 53.0 43.9 37.7 33.3 30.0 27.5 25.4 23.7 22.3 20.6 19.1 17.8
Pattern FP11 181.2 122.2 89.5 69.2 55.6 46.0 38.9 33.5 29.2 25.8 23.0 20.6
5"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 161.4 112.5 84.7 66.9 54.7 45.8 39.1 33.9 29.7 26.3 23.5 21.2
L/180 683.8 405.9 272.4 198.1 152.1 121.4 99.7 83.6 71.3 61.6 53.8 47.4
Pattern FP1 48.1 40.0 34.6 30.6 27.6 25.2 23.3 21.7 20.4 18.7 17.4 16.2
Pattern FP11 161.4 112.5 84.7 66.9 54.7 45.8 39.1 33.9 29.7 26.3 23.5 21.2
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 188.0 128.6 95.3 74.6 60.6 50.6 43.1 37.3 32.8 29.1 26.0 23.5
L/180 614.4 374.4 256.0 188.4 145.8 116.9 96.2 80.7 68.7 59.3 51.6 45.3
Pattern FP1 53.2 44.0 37.9 33.5 30.1 27.6 25.5 23.8 22.4 20.6 19.1 17.9
Pattern FP11 188.0 128.6 95.3 74.6 60.6 50.6 43.1 37.3 32.8 29.1 26.0 23.5
6"
CF-36
Insul-Rib
Two
Spans
Bending & Shear 168.3 118.8 90.4 72.2 59.5 50.2 43.1 37.6 33.1 29.4 26.4 23.8
L/180 729.4 442.1 302.4 223.6 174.2 140.8 117.0 99.1 85.4 74.4 65.5 58.1
Pattern FP1 48.4 40.4 34.9 30.9 27.9 25.5 23.5 21.9 20.6 18.9 17.5 16.3
Pattern FP11 168.3 118.8 90.4 72.2 59.5 50.2 43.1 37.6 33.1 29.4 26.4 23.8
Three or
More
Spans
Bending & Shear 194.3 134.4 100.6 79.4 65.0 54.6 46.8 40.8 35.9 32.0 28.8 26.0
L/180 664.3 413.2 287.6 215.0 168.8 137.1 114.1 96.8 83.3 72.5 63.7 56.4
Pattern FP1 53.3 44.1 38.0 33.6 30.2 27.6 25.6 23.8 22.4 20.7 19.2 17.9
Pattern FP11  194.3 134.4 100.6 79.4 65.0 54.6 46.8 40.8 35.9 32.0 28.8 26.0
Panel Thickness Includes Rib Height
Notes:
  1. Allowable positive load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength or deflection limit.
  2. Allowable suction load is the lowest value of the panel bending and shear strength, deflection limited and connection strength for each fastener pattern.  The numbers have been reduced to reflect the lowest value.
  3. Loads based on panel stress, deflection and connection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 testing.
  4. Allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 for bending, 3.0 for shear and 2.0 for connection.
  5. Pattern FP1 is based on clip with (2) 1/4"-14 Tek III's in minimum 14 gage steel.
  6. Pattern FP11 is based on five (7.2" on center, low cell of product), 1/4-14" Tek III's with 5/8" neoprene bonded washer in minmum 14 gage steel.
  7. The structural capacity of the girs are not considered and must be examined independently.