Australian Fire Control’s non-insulated fire windows are ideally suited for external locations where only protection against flame spread is required, and where there is no risk of injury or fire spread due to heat radiation. Must not be used in fire escapes, or any location where occupants could be exposed to dangerous levels of radiant heat. Fire ratings up to 4 hours. Single lites or multi-lites available. Large lites provide extensive viewing or light penetration areas, without compromising fire resistance
Frames can be steel or timber, capable of providing up to 4 hours fire rating. General method of fixing is with anchors. The galvanised steel framing system is coated both internally and externally to ensure long lasting corrosion protection. The profiles are available in a range of sizes. The standard frame profile is a slimline 50mm x 40mm section which is the most slimline system available on the market.
EI - Insulated Defender® Fire Windows
Designed specifically to protect life and property against the risk of flame and heat transmission. Australian Fire Control’s insulated fire windows are the ideal choice for use in fire escapes, fire walls, fire corridors, internal and external facades, external building walls, or any application where protection against both flames and heat is required. Single lites or multi-lites available. Large lites provide extensive viewing or light penetration areas, without compromising fire resistance
Frames can be steel or timber, capable of providing up to -/120/120 hours fire rating. General method of fixing is with anchors. The galvanised steel framing system is coated both internally and externally to ensure long lasting corrosion protection. The profiles are available in a range of sizes. The standard frame profile is a slimline 90mm x 80mm section which is the most slimline system available on the market.
Fire Rated Glazing
Australian Fire Control are experts in fire rated glazing solutions, and our rated glazing systems are designed for easy installation into new projects, renovated 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 National Construction 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 Defender® fire windows are supplied as a certified system comprising of glass and frame, and are classified according to their Fire Resistance Level as required by Australian Standards and the National Construction Code(NCC) of Australia. Fire Resistance Levels, or FRL’s for short, are a series of numbers that designate 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 adequacy 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 usually be represented with a “-“ in the first position.
The NCC 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" (NCC 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 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 localized temperature increase of more than 180 degrees C, or an average temperature increase of 140 degrees C for the duration of the test.