Promat’s Glass Doors Balance Fire Safety With Aesthetics

by | Apr 16, 2024 | Doors

Image Above: The Promat Pyrosec Slimlite glass door system enables EI fire rated doors to be created whilst maximising daylighting and visibility in interiors.

A range of fire rated glass doors developed by Promat provides architects, specifiers and clients with a stylish solution that meets their passive fire protection objectives without compromising aesthetic or daylighting goals.

Fire resistant glass doors created using the Promat Pyrosec door system, a robust solution for door sets where an integrity and insulation (EI) performance is sought.

Three highly specialised door systems – Pyrosec Door, Pyrosec Slimlite and Promat E Door – have been engineered by Promat with the aim of maximising the door’s glass area and minimising the framing. They enable interior spaces to be designed in a way that facilitates high levels of natural light transmission within rooms and clear visibility between them, whilst being compliant with the fire containment and evacuation strategy.

All three systems feature high quality fire rated glass framed within horizontal and vertical frame members, stiles and rails that are manufactured in stainless steel. This combination of materials, coupled with Promat’s design expertise, has proved to be effective at resisting fire in third party testing, meaning specifiers can confidently choose glass doors with up to EI60 (integrity and insulation) protection, subject to the door’s size and design parameters, says the company.

Promat’s fire rated glass doors are designed to offer safety with style, enabling architects to meet the aesthetic and operational ambitions of clients seeking a modern design for their commercial or public buildings. They can be incorporated into fire rated glass screens, partitions and other features created using the Promat Systemglas fire resistant glazing system, which offers steel, timber, over-clad, paintable and concealed framing options.

The Promat E door provides integrity-only (E) fire resistance with the benefit of being able to incorporate a full height back to back handle or “through glass” pull handle.

In addition to their physical resistance to heat and flames, fire rated glass doors play another important role in delivering safer buildings because they offer easier visibility for emergency services in the event of a fire. And Promat glass fire doors can also be specified to incorporate closer devices that are triggered in the event of a fire to offer a reactive barrier to prevent the spread of fire, heat and smoke.

Cath McLean, sales manager for glass at Promat UK said, “Glass doors are often preferred to more typical fire doors, such as timber doors, because they present less of a visual barrier between individual rooms and communal spaces and allow light transmission to be higher. But the creation of more open and connected spaces has to go hand in hand with fire safety, and this is why we’ve created these three glass door options.”

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