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Fabreeka-TIM® Structural Thermal Break for Moment Connections
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Application

Steel grade plate for moment connections.


Typical applications:

  • Balconies.
  • Balustrade.
  • Canopies.
  • End beams.
  • Rooftop dunnage posts.
  • Cold storage.
  • Data centres.

Description

Fabreeka-TIM® Structural Thermal Break is a composite resin glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) with an unrivalled combination of high compressive strength and low thermal conductivity. Independent laboratory testing has been carried out by various testing establishments including The British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE), this has been verified by the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) with design guidance for the available thicknesses of 6.4 mm (1/4 in), 12.7 mm (1/2 in), 19.1 mm (3/4 in), 25.4 mm (1 in) and 50.8 mm (2 in).


Features and benefits:

  • Maintains structural integrity in moment connections.
  • Minimizes energy transfer.
  • Helps to achieve LEED credits.
  • Lot control – repeatable, certified product every time.
  • Long Term Creep to ASTM D299 16.8% (12.7 mm) and 35.6% (25.4 mm).
  • Creep (from 0 to 100 hrs) to ASTM D299 12.2% (12.7 mm) and 22.3% (25.4 mm).
  • Design Creep Allowance to ASTM D299 15.5% (12.7 mm) and 28.3% (25.4 mm).



General information

Color

Green

Material

GFRP

Composite resin glass fibre reinforced plastic.

Uniclass 2015

Pr_35_90_15_89 Thermal break connection platesPrimary

CAWS

E40/440 Load transfer systems

Specification data - Thermal break connection plates Enhanced data

Certification

Certified by The British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

Material

Glass fibre reinforced polyester resin.

Dimensions

-

Thickness (maximum)

6.4 mm.

Operating temperature (maximum)

-29°C.

Operating temperature (minimum)

121°C.

Product Reference

Fabreeka-TIM® structural thermal break for moment connections

Density

1799 kg/m³.

Water absorption

To BS EN ISO 62, 0.289% of dry weight.

ThermalConductivity

To ASTM C177, 0.252 W/mK.

1.747 BTU in/h ft² °F.

ThermalExpansionCoefficient

To ASTM D696, 22 x 10⁻⁶ mm/mm/°C.

22 x 10⁶ in/in/°C.

CompressiveStrength

At room temperature.

Not tested at this thickness.

Elastic modulus

Not tested at this thickness.

Literature

ACE Fabreeka TIM Brochure

ACE Fabreeka TIM Brochure

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