Fire rated glass
Fire Rated Glass is a kind of safety glass which protects us from fire that’s why it called as fireproof glass. Fire Rated Glass resists flames, smoke and hot toxic gases from spreading from one room to another. Use it in your work place, residential purpose and also in commercial buildings.
Application fields of Fire Rated Glass
- Room partition: As a room partition Fire Rated Glass wall can be used to protect your room from fire.
- Door panel and windows : In your home as a door panel or on the windows you can apply Fire Rated Glass Doors and the window glass.
- Shower door : Fireproof Glass used as shower door that reduces the probabilities of fire incursion.
- Kitchen cabinet doors : Many times fire explosion can be occurred in kitchen . So if you use our Fire Rated Glass then your kitchen will be more secured .
- Office dividers : Fire Rated Glass Wall can be applied as office dividers that will give you a protection from fire incursion in your office space. It also used as floor glass and for the roofs in a office.
- Store facade : If you want to prevent your store room from catching fire you should try our Fire Rated Glass Wall and doors.
- Out side of buildings : On the building out side Fireproof Glass can be used.
- Windows and doors : Heat Resistant Glass can be used for windows and doors
- Shop cabinets : for shop cabinet heat resistant glass can used.
One of the most valuable benefits of using Fire-Rated Glass or Heat Resistant Glass is to leadinstinctive light into the heart of a building to increase the surroundings and offbeat design aspects while maximizing the safety of its inhabitants.
The Prosperity of Fire Rated Glass :
- A Fireproof Glass can give you a vast protection from spreading fire and heat from fireplace.
- Fire Rated Glass is being a safeguard from unwanted and harmful heat and hot gasses.
- Provides probity when cracked or sprayed with water.
- Available in clear and textured versions
- Damage activeheat resistant solution.
- Tested in expanded dimension of sizes and functions.
- Applicable for interior and exterior utilization.
- Relevant for use in many distinct framing schemes.
- Readily available and easily cut.
- Acknowledged by Fire and Building Control Authorities.
- Acts as obstacle to would-be infiltrator.
Different Types Of Fire-Rated Products by Bear Glass:
Polished Wired Glass
Polished Wired Glass is far and away the most well known product in the industry. Used for more than a century, it has a solid track record. Most codes were originally written around wired glass, because for many years it was the only glass that could pass the fire testing. Wired glass is able to pass the hose stream test, and has earned a 45 minute rating (even higher in very small door sizes). Code and fire officials have been able to instantly recognize the wire mesh as a sign that glass was fire-rated. In some instances, however, that same wire mesh has presented an undesirable “institutional” image. And occasionally, people have mistakenly assumed that the wire mesh makes the glass more impact resistant. Truth be told, wired glass is a relatively weak glass that only meets minimal 100 ft./lb. impact standards. With that in mind, even though wired glass is readily available and easily affordable, great care should be taken if it is installed in areas where impact safety is a concern, such as schools and other high traffic areas. Some schools, with liability issues in mind, use high impact fire-rated glass – even if initial costs are higher.
Ceramic Glass is a category of fire-rated glazing that has entered the market during the past 12 years. Ceramic has long been known for its amazing ability to withstand heat and thermal shock. That’s why today you can find ceramic in everything from cooktops to car engines. Once the technology was developed to form a clear product out of ceramic, it didn’t take long to see the potential for its use as a fire-rated glass. Ceramic glass is a specific glass compound that is heat resistant. It has a very definite tint and is used as an entry level Fire Rated Glass. It is important to note this is not a safety glass, it can only be used where the human impact standards do not apply. Like Georgian wired glass Ceramic glass has limited applications and restrictions on how it can be used. Glass ceramic is also available
Transparent and Wireless Glass
Transparent and Wireless, Ceramic Glass offers a distinct aesthetic advantage. It comes in a range of make-ups that can provide many different characteristics: fire ratings up to 3 hours, high impact safety ratings, sound reduction, etc. It can also be beveled, etched or sandblasted without affecting the fire rating. It is even available in insulated glass unit (IGU) make-ups that comply with energy codes for use in exterior applications.
Specialty Tempered Glass
Bear Glass Specialty Tempered Glass has become a popular alternative for low level fire safety. It is clear, wireless and has a fairly moderate initial investment. High impact ratings make it suitable for some door applications. However, it does have some serious drawbacks that are important to note. Unlike other fire-rated glazing products, specialty tempered glass doesn’t pass the hose stream test. In an actual fire, if sprinklers activate nearby and even a small amount of water hits the hot glass, it will likely fall out of its frame – quite possibly within just a few minutes. That’s why it has only been able to comply with standards for a 20 minute rating. Many times this type of material has been inappropriately substituted for wired glass or other higher performance fire-rated glass, when in fact it does not carry the same fire rating. If sprinklers are anywhere near the opening, this product should not be considered.
Bear Glass Transparent Wall Units make up the final category of fire-rated glass, and in reality, they are in a class by themselves. They are tested and classified as “walls,” even though they are made of glass. Their claim to fame is their resistance to heat transfer. Transparent wall units can actually block significant amounts of heat from transferring through the glass. A fire could be raging on one side and you could literally still place your hand on the other side of the glass. For areas such as stairwells where people could be trapped for long periods of time, or in sensitive computer areas, or where large expanses of glass are used, transparent wall panels serve a genuine need. There are different kinds of these products on the market. Some are insulated units filled with a clear gel that turns to an opaque foam during a fire. Others are made of multiple layers of glass (similar to bullet resistant glass) with intumescent interlayer that turn opaque during a fire. Both styles of products have ratings of up to 2 hours, withstand the fire hose stream test and offer high impact safety ratings.