Radiant Heat Transfer

October 7, 2021
Radiant Heat and Rated Glass: Everything You Should Know
Radiant heat is a double-edged sword: the warmth emanating from a fireplace or a radiator can feel cozy and calming on a particularly cold day, but exposure to high amounts of radiant heat coming from an uncontrolled fire can get lethal quickly. Apart from the smoke and the fire itself, radiant heat can cause immense...
April 8, 2017
What Architects Can Learn From Firefighters About Radiant Heat
What Architects Can Learn From Firefighters About Radiant Heat It takes a tremendous amount of courage to be firefighter. While most people will instinctively locate the nearest exit to escape a burning building, firefighters run towards it. In any firefighting operation, the first and foremost objective is to rescue building occupants. After rescue, or simultaneously...
May 24, 2015
Radiant Heat Transmission is Deadly
How Radiant Heat Can Be Fatal Radiant heat transmission is deadly. Fire emits electromagnetic radiation that can injure or kill passersby or result in spontaneous combustion of materials. Not all fire rated glass prevents the transmission of radiant heat. Where there is smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s fire, there’s an invisible deadly threat commonly referred...
October 7, 2014
Superlite I-XL Limits Temperature Rise
Re: SuperLite I-XL Dear Mr. Meyer: Last month Warnock Hersey conducted a 1-hour fire test of a door, side light, and transom assembly without the hose stream test. The purpose of the test was to examine the ability of the glass to restrict the transmission of heat through the glazing. I know that some types...
October 7, 2014
Fire Resistive Glass Protects From Radiant Heat
Fire Resistive Glass and Heat Transfer Fire Resistive Glass Protects from Radiant Heat. Fire Resistive Glass that is tested to the wall standard, ASTM E-119 can protect people and property from the deadly, dangerous transmission of radiant heat. Fire protective glass does not shield radiant heat. What is Fire Resistive Glass? These clear, transparent products...

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