Classifications of Fire Resistant Glass

Pyroguard offers a wide range of specialist fire glass to suit your individual requirements and budget. Our Pyroguard and Pyroguard T ranges offer a wealth of specification possibilities, and can be tailored to meet the demands of even the most ambitious project.

Pyroguard T is a range of toughened fire rated glass, delivering effective protection against fire from 30 to up to 180 minutes.

We can supply reliable and affordable fire resistant glass in all three standardised European fire protection classes: E – Integrity, EW – Radiation Control, and EI – Insulation, helping you to find the right solution for your building and installation needs.

Fire glass classification E: Integrity

Fire-resistant glass in category E: Integrity demonstrates the ability to prevent the passage of flames or hot gases through the glass when exposed to fire on one side, and to prevent the occurrence of flames on the unexposed side.

Glass in category E: Integrity offers effective and economical protection from flames and smoke, but does not prevent the transmission of heat in the event of a fire.

Fire glass classification EW: Radiation Control

Fire-resistant glass in category EW: Radiation Control maintains all the integrity performance of E (resistance to flames and smoke) when exposed to fire on one side, and also provides some heat resistance, keeping the amount of radiant heat transfer to below 15 kW/m2 on the unexposed side. Pyroguard EW and Pyroguard T-EW products are UV stable and can be used for both interior and exterior applications.

Fire glass classification EI: Integrity and Insulation

Fire-resistant glass in category EI: Insulation offers the highest level of protection from flames, smoke and heat. This classification of fire rated glass performs to the standard of E when exposed to fire on one side, and also restricts temperature rise on the unexposed face to below the required standard.

Extra Protection with Pyroguard fire rated glass

Whether designing a commercial, public or residential building, compliance with the minimum standards of fire safety laid out in the UK Building Regulations is a must. Choosing the right specification of fire safety glass can help to ensure you not only meet, but exceed these minimum levels of protection for both people and property.

The UK Building Regulations set out requirements for both integrity (E) and insulation (EI). Pyroguard’s range of market-leading fire glass goes above and beyond these minimum requirements, offering an additional layer of protection with radiation control (EW).

Our fire glass can prevent flames, radiant heat and fumes from penetrating a building’s protected spaces for up to 180 minutes, aiding safe escape and helping to minimise damage to property.
Need more information?

For more information on standardised European fire safety classifications, download Approved Document B.

We offer a series of CPD seminars to provide understanding of fire rated glass specification, classifications, and applications.

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