Specification simplified

Specifying the correct (and compliant) fire-rated glass solution has been simplified following the launch of a comprehensive technical document by Pyroguard.

Allowing users to compare and contrast products with different levels of protection across steel, aluminium and timber frame systems, the Pyroguard technical document also contains test data and certifications.

Classified by level of protection (E – integrity; EW – integrity and radiation; and EI – integrity and insulation), each fire glass product is also grouped by the duration of fire protection that is needed, from 30 to 180 minutes. And, where other characteristics are required – such as acoustic, thermal or manual attack resistance – the Pyroguard technical document points users to a solution.

The technical benefits of all of Pyroguard’s ranges are covered by the new guide – from entry-level Pyrostem right through to toughened, premium Pyroguard Protect. It marks the first time that all product families have been grouped together for ease of comparison, and provides both an ‘at-a-glance’ features summary, coupled with thorough technical detail – including the type of profiles for which each product has achieved certification.

Dr Vince Crook, group technical director at Pyroguard, said: “Additionally, we have developed a complementary online project questionnaire, where users can select their desired framing, application and fire classification, as well as other required characteristics, to quickly identify the desired fire rated solution.”