Shutter Testing For Fire And Smoke
Polycore Shutters have been tested through a series of test such as:
UL94-200, Tested for Flammability of Plastic Materials” (Vertical Burning Test, V-O, V-1 or V-2)
Classification: The submitted sample is Classified V-0.
NFPA 701 Fire Test 1 (small) 2004 Edition “Standard Methods of Fire Test for Flame-Resistant Textiles and Films”
Test Results: Pass
Flammability in accordance with the procedures outlined in California Administrative Code, Title 19, Section 1237.1 Original Condition.
Conclusion: The submitted sample meets the flammability requirements.
These test were performed by QAI, a California State Fire Marshal certified testing lab. They have been accredited by many government and private organization. The accreditation can be accessed on their website www.qai.org California certification is available at the Office of the State Fire Marshal at www.osfm.fire.ca.gov/strucfireengineer/pdf/lab/aprovedtestinglabs.pdf
The R-Value testing was performed on both the Lexwood and Polycore Advantage shutters by Geoscience, LTD. They have been accredited by many government and private organizations. Their accreditation can be accessed through their website at www.geoscienceltd.com. The tests have been preformed by using the Heat Meter Method (ASTM C-518).
Using a standard Premium Vinyl Low-E 366 Argon Double Glazed Stationary Casement Window, the Com-parative Competitive R-Value for Polycore is 4.44.
Using a standard Premium Vinyl Low-E 366 Argon Double Glazed Stationary Casement Window, the Comparative Competitive R-Value for Lexwood is 4.5.
When the R-Value is being calculating for a single pane window system under normal and inside ambient conditions, the R-value is around 1.0. When you add the closed Polycore Shutter system R-value to the window, it also doubles the window system R-value that reduces the heat flux by nearly a factor of two. The reduced heat flux is a substantial energy saving of window heat loss or gains.
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