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FIRE-RATED GLAZING

The hot, dry, climatic conditions that exist in Saudi Arabia mean that there is a constant risk of accidental fire breaking out. Such fires can start in many different types of building and, if not properly controlled, can spread rapidly causing enormous amounts of damage and, more importantly, often leading to severe human injuries or even loss of life. It is essential that the best available Fire Resistant Materials and Systems are used in all new buildings and that existing buildings are upgraded in order to take advantage of what is now available so that as many of these tragedies as possible can be avoided.

One of the most important of these Materials is Fire Resistant Glass. Saudi American Glass are the only UL ( Underwriters Laboratories Inc ) Certified Processors of Fire Rated Glasses in Saudi Arabia.  In Cooperation with our Strategic Partner, Technical Glass Products Inc. of the USA, the company stocks and distributes its unique Glazing Material, FIRELITE, which is UL Certified , depending on the size used , for up to 180 Minutes.  In circumstances where Project Specifications or the Civil Defence Authorities do not need UL Certification FIRELITE has been tested and certified for up to Four Hours in accordance with the requirements of British Standards.

In order to best decide which of our Fire Rated Glasses is most suitable for use in any particular project we would ask that you contact our Special Products Division but before doing so reference can be made to the following :

 

FIRE-RATED GLASS CERAMIC

FireLite® is a 3/16″ (5 mm) thick fire-rated glazing material. It is listed for use in non-impact safety-rated locations such as transoms and borrowed lites with fire rating requirements ranging from 20 to 90 minutes. Trusted for over 20 years, the FireLite family of products now feature ultraHD® Technology for superior color and surface quality.

FEATURES

  • Now with ultraHD® Technology for improved surface quality, clarity and color
  • FireLite Standard Grade polished surface quality is comparable to alternative fire-rated ceramics that are marketed as having a premium finish
  • Fire-rated for up to 90 minutes with required hose stream test
  • Glass ceramic
  • Clear and wireless
  • Fits in Fireframes® Designer Series from TGP, or standard fire-rated frame
  • Large sizes available
  • May be lightly sandblasted or etched on one side without affecting fire rating
  • Passes positive pressure test standards UL 10C
  • May be insulated (see FireLite IGU fact sheet)

Full Technical Data Sheet can be downloaded below:

Download Firelite Product Fact Sheet

FIRE-RATED, SAFETY-RATED GLASS CERAMIC MADE WITH SURFACE APPLIED FILM

FireLite® NT is a 3/16″ (5 mm) thick fire-rated and impact safety-rated glazing material, composed of FireLite and surface-applied fire-rated film. It is listed for use in doors, sidelites, transoms and borrowed lites with fire rating requirements ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Trusted for over 20 years, the FireLite family of products now feature ultraHD® Technology for superior color and surface quality.

FEATURES

  • Now with ultraHD® Technology for improved surface quality, clarity and color
  • FireLite NT Standard Grade polished surface quality is comparable to alternative fire-rated ceramics that are marketed as having a premium finish
  • Fire-rated for up to 3 hours with required hose stream test
  • Impact safety-rated–meets ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR1201 (Cat. I and II)
  • Glass ceramic with high performance surface-applied approved fire-rated film
  • Clear and wireless
  • Fits in Fireframes® Designer Series from TGP, or standard fire-rated frames
  • Withstands thermal shock
  • Large sizes available
  • Protects from fire and safety on both sides of glass
  • FireLite side may be lightly sandblasted or etched without affecting the fire rating
  • Passes positive pressure test standards UL 10C
  • 3-year limited warranty

Full Technical Data Sheet can be downloaded below:

Download Firelite NT Product Fact Sheet

FIRE-RATED, SAFETY-RATED GLASS CERAMIC

FireLite Plus® is a nominal 5/16″ (8 mm) thick laminated fire-rated and impact safety-rated glazing material. It is listed for use in doors, sidelites, transoms and borrowed lites with fire rating requirements ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Trusted for over 20 years, the FireLite family of products now feature ultraHD® Technology for superior color and surface quality.

FEATURES

  • Now with ultraHD® Technology for improved surface quality, clarity and color
  • FireLite Plus Standard Grade polished surface quality is comparable to alternative fire-rated ceramics that are marketed as having a premium finish
  • Fire-rated for up to 3 hours with required hose stream test
  • Impact safety-rated–meets ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16CFR1201 (Cat. I and II)
  • Glass ceramic
  • Clear and wireless
  • Fits in Fireframes® Designer Series from TGP, or standard fire-rated frames
  • Withstands thermal shock
  • Protects from fire and safety on both sides of the glass
  • Large sizes available
  • May be lightly sandblasted/etched on one side without affecting fire rating
  • Passes positive pressure test standards UL 10C
  • 5-year limited warranty

Full Technical Data Sheet can be downloaded below:

Download Firelite Plus Product Fact Sheet

FIRE-RATED OR FIRE/IMPACT SAFETY-RATED INSULATED GLASS UNITS (IGU)

FireLite® IGU is composed of FireLite products and tempered or annealed float glass. It is listed for use in fire-rated applications with ratings from 20 minutes to 3 hours (must be specified with either FireLite NT or FireLite Plus® for 3 hour rating). Trusted for over 20 years, the FireLite family of products now feature ultraHD® Technology for superior color and surface quality.

FEATURES

  • Now with ultraHD® Technology for improved surface quality, clarity and color
  • Available in two surface finishes for clear viewing, Standard Grade and Premium Grade
  • Clear and wireless
  • Fire-rated for up to 3 hours with required hose stream test
  • Impact safety-rated version meets ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16CFR1201 (Cat. I and II)
  • Large sizes available
  • Typical 1″ thickness fits in Fireframes® Designer Series or Fireframes Hardwood Seriesfrom TGP, or standard fire-rated frames (variable thicknesses available)
    Available incorporating a variety of glass products, including (but not limited to):

    • Tinted
    • Low-E
    • Art Glass
    • Reflective
    • One-Way Mirror
    • Lead Glass (X-Ray)
  • May be lightly sandblasted or etched on one side without affecting fire rating
  • Passes positive pressure test standards UL 10C
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Stainless steel spacers
  • Decorative films approved by TGP

Full Technical Data Sheet can be downloaded below:

Download Firelite IGU Product Fact Sheet

HOSE STREAM TEST

(Video Credit: TGP)

 

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