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PYRAN Platinum: Superior Clarity, Neutral Color
PYRAN Platinum Product Data
Traditional Wired vs. Fire-Rated
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NOVEMBER 9, 2012

 

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PYRAN Platinum is the first color neutral fire-rated glazing to be designed specifically for architectural glazing applications. Keep reading to learn more about PYRAN Platinum fire-rated glazings from ITI Glass.
PYRAN PLATINUM: SUPERIOR CLARITY, NEUTRAL COLOR

Photo by Schott, manufacturer of PYRAN Platinum.

The latest generation of fire-rated glazings offer more options to safely and effectively minimize the effects of fire. PYRAN Platinum from ITI Glass stands out among fire-rated glazings because of its superior optical clarity and neutral color.
 

PYRAN Platinum is a fire protective glazing that can achieve 20- to 180-minute fire ratings, depending on its application. The product is manufactured using an innovative micro-float process that creates a virtually distortion-free glass-ceramic, with a high quality surface finish that requires no polishing.

  

PYRAN Platinum has a gray-green aesthetic -- similar to clear float glass -- without the amber tint that exposes many other fire-rated glazings. The micro-float process is also environmentally friendly and does not use toxic heavy metals, which can be harmful to the environment.

 

View our PYRAN Platinum PDF

Read About Fire-Rated Glazings From ITI Glass

PYRAN Platinum Product Data

  

PYRAN Platinum is a fire-rated glass-ceramic, available monolithic, filmed (Platinum F) and laminated (Platinum L). Platinum F and L are impact safety rated for use in doors, sidelites and other areas where human impact safety requirements apply.

 

Platinum

  • 3/16-inch (5 mm) thick
  • 2.5 pounds per square foot
  • Can achieve 20- to 90-minute fire rating with hose stream
  • Not impact safety rated

Platinum F

  • Filmed
  • 3/16-inch (5 mm) thick
  • 2.5 pounds per square foot
  • Can achieve 20- to 180-minute fire rating with hose stream
  • Impact safety rated to CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Categories 1 and 2

Platinum L

  • Laminated
  • 3/8-inch (9 mm) thick
  • 4 pounds per square foot
  • Can achieve 20- to 180-minute fire rating with hose stream
  • Impact safety rated to CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Categories 1 and 2
Traditional Wired vs. Fire-Rated 

 

Traditional wired glass.
Traditional wired glass has an inner layer of wire mesh that holds glass in place when broken, which can prevent large shards of glass from falling and minimally contain flames and smoke. Because of this feature, wired glass was given an exemption as a cost-effective alternative to safety and fire-rated glazings in public buildings.

 

   

More recently, building codes like 2003 IBC and NFPA 5000 eliminated the exception that once allowed wired glass to be used in safety and fire glazing applications. Wired glass (that is not filmed or laminated) is not classified as a safety glazing by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The product is brittle, two times weaker than annealed glass and can cause severe injury in the event of an impact.

 

Wired glass is not rated to withstand the effects of fire. Fire-rated glazings are tested to meet criteria that determines how long a glazing can withstand high heat without breaking. 

 

The latest generation of fire-rated glazings are more cost effective, and can be 10 times stronger than traditional wired glass, providing the opportunity to create a safer building environment that can contain the effects of a fire.

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