MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 9, 20131st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Facades
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Test and Assessment Methods|
|Published online||29 November 2013|
Fire resistance without fire resistant glazing
DGMR Bouw B.V., Arnhem, The Netherlands
Fire resistant glazing is a high tech product but it has its price. In some cases, for instance for buildings near transport routes of petrochemical products, large areas of façade have to be able to withstand heat from large pool fires in order to allow for the safe evacuation of these buildings. This paper explains the thermal loads on fire resistant glazing when tested according to European standards and compares these loads to the situation of a facade exposed to a pool fire. It shows an example of building developments close to rail and waterways with hazardous goods transports that led to research on a low budget solution to fireproof facades without using fire resistant glazing and will also show the results of this research.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2013
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