Application

- Non fire rated and fire rated up to EI90 (Thermfix Vario):

  • Suitable for all curtain walling requirements both internally for screens and atria and externally for screens/staircases and building facades. Can be either non-fire rated or fire rated for integrity and/or insulation up to EI90.
  • Complies with BS 476 or BS EN 1634.
  • Can incorporate non fire rated flush fitting windows, non fire and fire integrity and or insulation single doors, double doors or double acting doorsets.

Description

Thermfix Vario is a thermally insulated mullion and transom construction, fabricated by a welded and/or slotted arrangement, determined by various factors including size, application and use.

The system weatherproofing is fitted to the steel parts of the construction, with the glass or panels fitted onto stainless steel retainers in pre-selected segments. The stainless pressure bar including system weatherproofing will be fitted on the outside by means of stainless steel locking screws in conjunction with spacers guarantee a controlled locking pressure for the system weatherproofing.

Benefits:

  • Specifically designed for sloped glazing applications, and has a glass/infill thickness of between 30–37 mm.
  • Thermfix Vario has a face width of either 45 or 60 mm, with various profile box depths of between 50–150 mm depending on the size and application of the curtain wall.
  • Glazing thickness ranges from 6–60 mm, with the glass/panels held by glazing pads and the pressure gaskets.
  • Various external capping options from material choice and visual profile are available.

Applications:

- Non fire rated and fire rated up to EI90 (Thermfix Vario):

  • Suitable for all curtain walling requirements both internally for screens and atria and externally for screens/staircases and building facades. Can be either non-fire rated or fire rated for integrity and/or insulation up to EI90.
  • Complies with BS 476 or BS EN 1634.
  • Can incorporate non fire rated flush fitting windows, non fire and fire integrity and or insulation single doors, double doors or double acting doorsets.

- Sloped non fire rated (Thermfix Vario SV):

  • For sloped roof applications (15–60° from the horizontal) Thermfix Vario SV should be specified, this system allows the inclusion of manual or automatic opening roof vents and can be used in conjunction with normal Thermfix Vario vertical applications.
  • Not suitable for use in fire rated applications.

Additional information for this product is available from:

http://www.powershield.co.uk/powershield-glazing/

General information

Material

Steel

Standard.

Stainless steel, 1.4301 (304)

Finish

Black

Standard for steel.

Etched primed

Hot dip galvanized

GV-VS yellow chromated

Mill

Stainless steel.

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Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_10_20_85 Stick curtain walling systemsPrimary

CAWS

H11/110 Curtain walling

Specification data - Stick curtain walling systems

Product Reference

Thermfix® Vario

Thermfix® Vario SV

Profile

45 mm

60 mm

Fire performance

Non fire rated

E30

30 minutes integrity only.

E60

60 minutes integrity only.

EI30

30 minutes integrity and insulation

EI60

60 minutes integrity and insulation.

EI90

90 minutes integrity and insulation.

Material

Steel

Standard.

Stainless steel, 1.4301 (304)

Finish

Black

Standard for steel.

Etched primed

Hot dip galvanized

GV-VS yellow chromated

Mill

Stainless steel.

Polished

Stainless steel.

Polyester powder coated BS

Insert requirements.

Polyester powder coated RAL

Insert requirements

Two-pack primed

Zinc rich primed

Standard product features

General:

  • Complies with prEN 13830, thus fulfilling the requirements of CE marking.
  • Water tightness to BS EN 12154/ENV 13050, static RE1200, Dynamic 313Pa/938Pa.
  • Air permeability to BS EN 12152: Class AE.
  • Resistance to wind load (BS EN 13116): Design load: 1.25 kN/m², safety load: 1.875 kN/m².
  • Impact resistance to BS EN 14019: Class E5/ I5.
  • Thermal transmittance to BS EN 12412-2: Uf =1.5–2.4 W/m²K.
  • Acoustic insulation: Rw = 45 dB (maximum).
  • Ballistic testing to M1–M3 standard.

Fixing:

Fixing of the curtain walling can be achieved in several ways depending upon building design and how the curtain wall will be retained to the structure. Consult with the manufacturer for details.

Product Options

Material:

- Steel:

Profiles are supplied as standard in black, pre-galvanized (GV-VS yellow chromated) finish or galvanized finish.

- Stainless steel:

Profiles are available in mill finish to 1.4301 (304) standard. Profiles can have a polished finish to various requirements.

Glazing:

- Fire integrity and insulation:

Single or double glazed units can be accommodated with a glazing thickness of 6–60 mm for fire integrity and insulation requirements.

Various options available from including Schott Pyranova, Pilkington Pyrostop and Glaverbel Pyrobel available along with 'E' coated glass and tints.

- Non fire rated:

  • Single or double glazed units can be accommodated with a glazing thickness of 6–60 mm.
  • Various combinations of double or triple glazed units can be accommodated for either sound reduction or light transmission requirements.

Consult manufacturer for exact details.

Panels:

Various options available for non-fire and fire rated systems. Panels can be constructed to achieve integrity and insulation with a minimum wall thickness of 2 mm steel and rockwool infill.

Consult manufacturer for exact details.

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