Spain’s AVE rail system is the longest high-speed rail network in Europe, runs on 3,100km of track and enables passengers to travel between Madrid and Barcelona in under three hours.
This extensive, modern network connects the majority of Spanish cities and has recently been refurbished and extended at many points. One example is the Estación AVE Granada.
Completely upgraded to enhance the network this contemporary design is a vision into the future of a connected Spain and with thousands of passengers travelling through every year; safety was of paramount importance when it came to selecting the right glass for the project. Installer Taviart Carlet needed a fully tested and certified glass solution that was proven to provide protection against the passage of flames, smoke and toxic gases for a minimum of 30 minutes (E Classification) to ensure the safe evacuation of passengers in the event of fire.
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Working closely with Taviart Carlet, Pyroguard’s technical team developed a bespoke test utilising a specialist in-house test furnace to develop a solution that could meet the required specification. As a result of a series of successful tests, certification was granted and over 230m² of Pyroguard Integrity Plus EW30 was specified.
A total of 235 double-glazed units were installed and by upgrading to a steel frame system, further performance characteristics were achieved, including meeting the desired U-value and increasing the acoustic rating to deliver the very best in product performance. The average temperature in Granada is 24°C, rising to 32°C in the summer months, so in addition to a lightweight solution with exceptional light transmission, a UV-stable solution was also required.
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