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Fire Doors with Large Vision Panels

This article discusses fire doors with large vision panels. Fire and impact safety codes restrict the types and sizes of fire rated glass that can used in fire doors. In order to create large vision panels in fire doors, the fire glass assemblies must fire resistive and impact safe.

Click here to download a pdf of examples of SuperLite II-XL in 60 and 90 minute doors in exit enclosures and exit passageways. The installations meet both 2012 IBC, which requires vision areas larger than 100 square inches to block radiant heat, and the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires vision areas to be within 43 inches of the floor.

California State University, Fullerton

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Architect: Langdon and Wilson
Application: 2-hour Exit Enclosure/Stairwell
Products: SuperLite II-XL 90 (doors) and SuperLite II-XL 120 (walls) in GPX Framing

Troy High School, Ohio

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Application: 2-hour Exit Passageway
Product: SuperLite II-XL 90 in HMTR Door, SuperLite II-XL 120 in GPX framing in sidelite.

Pomona College, Pomona, California

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Architect: Ehrlich Architects
Application: 2-hour Exit Enclosure/Stairwell
Products: SuperLite II-XL 90 (door) and Superlite II-XL 120 (walls) in GPX framing

Freedom High School, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Architect: Architect Furst
Application: 2-hour Exit Passageway
Products: SuperLite II-XL 90 (doors) and SuperLite II-XL 120 (walls) in GPX Framing

Doe Library, University of California Berkeley

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Architects: Ratcliff Architects
Application: 2-hour Exit Enclosure
Products: SuperLite II-XL 90 in HMTR doors and SuperLite II-XL 120 (walls) in GPX Framing for sidelights and transoms.

Warren County Career Center, Lebanon, Ohio

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Architect: SHP Leading Design
Application: 2-hour Exit Passageway
Products: SuperLite II-XL 60 in HMTR Doors and Superlite II-XL 60 in GPX framing in sidelight

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