Transport, storage and installation
The Pyrobel(ite) glazings are delivered ready for installation, along with an adhesive protective tape which is an integral part of the product.
Detailed instructions on transport, storage and installation are provided in the test reports for every tested glazed element.
The glass must be installed exactly as set out in the relevant test report, e.g. type of structure, glass direction and dimensions, use of a neutral silicone, side and edge clearance, and mechanical edge cover.
Fire-resistant Pyrobel glazings are custom-delivered by selected processors. At that point, the glass can no longer be cut, sawn, drilled, sanded, frosted or treated.
Transport and storage
Glass must be transported and stored in a dry, well-ventilated environment at the temperatures recommended by AGC in the relevant product description. Pyrobel(ite) glazings must be protected from sunlight and UV radiation and always placed and transported in an upright position.
If transported on stillages or trestles, the glass must be kept in optimal condition and tilted at a 6-10° angle to avoid tipping over.
For large sheets of glass, AGC advises using straps or suction lifting gear. Pivoting on an angle is not allowed.
Silicone and/or edge protection tape on Pyrobel(ite) glazings must not be removed or damaged.
Before installation, check that the glazing is not scratched or damaged, particularly at the edge protection strip (if present). Damaged glass must not be installed.
Keep the edges of the glass away from water before and after installation. Also ensure that the glass does not come into contact with metal and that it is not subjected to additional pressure.
Fire-resistant glazing must not be installed in environments where the glass is likely to face temperatures above 50°C.
If glazing is going to be exposed to UV, an alternative worth considering for outdoor applications is Pyrobel(ite) EG.