Pyropanel Fire Rated Glazing

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Pyropanel Developments are specialists in fire rated glazing solutions, and our rated glazing systems are designed for easy installation into new projects, refurbished buildings and existing walls.

Our various window and door configurations will provide insulated fire resistance levels of -/60/30, -/60/60, and -/120/120, and non insulated levels of -/60/-, -/120/- and -/240/-, which will meet any requirement of the Building Code of Australia.

Our range includes steel and timber framed fixed windows, timber faced glass fire doors, steel faced glass fire doors, single and double acting doors, and glass sliding fire doors.

All Pyropanel fire windows are supplied as a certified system consisting of glass and frame, and are classified according to their Fire Resistance Level as required by Australian Standards and the Building code of Australia. Fire Resistance Levels, or FRL’s for short, are a series of numbers that describe the ability of a certified product to resist the spread of fire. For example, a typical fire rated wall may have a fire resistance level of 120/120/120, and a typical insulated fire window may have an FRL of -/120/120. But what do these three numbers actually mean?

Structural adequancy
The first number simply refers to how long the product can withstand the spread of fire and still support what it is designed to support. Doors and windows are not structural items, and therefore are not tested for this aspect of fire resistance, and will generally be represented with a “-“ in the first position. The BCA states that "If a non-load bearing element is able to be used for a purpose where the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions prescribe an FRL for structural adequancy, integrity and insulation, that non-loadbearing element need not comply with the structural adequacy criteria" (BCA Spec A2.3,6). I.E., items that are non structural such as doors and windows, can be used in walls that require structural adequacy.

Integrity
The second number refers to the ability to prevent the spread of flames. There are particular requirements under the Australian Standards as to the pass and fail criteria.

Insulation
The final number refers to the length of time that the product can prevent the spread of fire due to heat transfer. Special requirements include the ability to prevent a localised temperature increase of more than 180 degrees C, or an average temperature increase of 140 degrees C for the duration of the test.

Bushfire Note: Pyropanel Fire Rated windows are all certified to AS1530.4, and are used extensively in commercial and residential applications. Windows certified to AS1530.4 may also be suitable for Bushfire Flame Zone (BAL-FZ)  classifications according to AS3959, and for applications requiring certification to AS1530.8.2.  Please check with your local certifying authority for exact requirements.