Your Partner for Fire Resistant Marine Glazing Solutions
Our fire resistant glazing solutions offer life-saving characteristics and transparent protection.
When a fire breaks out on a ship or offshore structure, the number one priority is the safety of everyone on board. Fire resistant glass solutions play a key role in preventing the spread of flames, smoke, hot gases, and radiant heat, ensuring a safe evacuation. Understanding the fire safety classifications for glass in the marine industry is essential for picking the right product for your marine doors, windows and other glazed structures
All marine fire-rated solutions can be customized on demand to meet any sustainability, comfort, design or extra safety requirement. Check out our Multifunctionality page and contact us for further information.
Integrity, Radiation Control and Insulation
When classifying glass for the marine industry, both letters and numbers are used. The letters signify the duration of integrity of the glass – in other words, the time before it fails: B= 30 minutes, A= 60 minutes, H= 120 minutes. The numbers indicate the duration of thermal insulation: 0 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and so on. Therefore, a glazing solution categorized as “A60” will therefore prevent flames from spreading for 60 minutes (Integrity= A) and provide thermal insulation for 60 minutes as well, allowing safe evacuation. It is important to note that all of the glasses used in our fire-resistant products are tempered, which have a numerous of different benefits. Easy and secure handling when installing the glass, but just as important – very hard to break for passengers once it is installed on board the ship.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR MARINE GLAZING
Fire resistance is vital to a safe experience on board a vessel. There are many other factors that contribute to an overall comfortable, safe and positive marine experience. Find out how we can help you build the perfect glazing solution for your needs by combining additional performance enhancements.
The Fire Resistance options mentioned above are just some possibilities of what Vetrotech can offer. These elements can easily be combined with several other performance enhancements, leading to a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone on board.