Glass, framing and components are heated
in a furnace during the fire test to simulate
the high temperatures of a building fire. The
testing lab assigns the products a fire rating
of 20 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how
long they remain in the wall with no flaming
on the exposed surface of the assembly.
Hose Stream Tested
Immediately following the fire test, heated glass is
subjected to water from a fire hose. The cooling,
impact and erosion created by the hose stream tests
the integrity of the glass. This test is mandatory
for products with fire-ratings over 20 minutes in
the U.S. (and in Canada for all fire ratings).
Once the fire reaches equilibrium in the positive
pressure zone, smoke, hot gases and flames
are forced through any openings in the door or
window assembly. Testing to the UL 10C standard
more closely simulates real fire conditions.
Blocks radiant and conductive heat transfer from
one side of the glass to the other. A required
characteristic of glass used as a wall.
Building codes clearly define hazardous locations
where impact safety glass is required. Glass with
this designation has to be tested to meet impact
safety requirements required for areas such as
doors, sidelights, and areas close to the floor.
Stainless Steel (option)
Available with stainless steel frame finish
options for increased design flexibility.
Meets stringent hurricane requirements
with relative Florida Product Approvals.
Designed for use in exterior applications
where energy codes require an insulated
product, or for interior applications with
special needs such as sound reduction.
Bullet Resistant (option)
The ability of the glass to stop various types
of ammunition. Ratings are assigned in levels
from 1 to 8, with a Level 8 rating being the
highest (able to stop a 7.62 mm rifle lead
core full metal copper jacket, military ball).
The capacity of an element in a building
structure to support a weight in addition
to its own.
UL Classified and Labeled
Classified and labeled by Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc.®(UL), an independent
product safety certification organization.
COMPARING FIRE RATED GLASS & FRAMING
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