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Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Blast™ – Framing and Entrances
ForceFront Blast pressure bar curtainwall framing and wide stile entrances are designed for compliance with ASTM, GSA ISC and DoD requirements. Fully tested and easy to fabricate and install, ForceFront Blast framing systems are designed and engineered for single span storefronts, low- to mid-rise ribbon window and punched opening applications. The curtainwall framing provides improved thermal performance, and both the doors and curtainwall are dry-glazed with insulated glass for energy efficiency.


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Storm™ – Monumental Entrances
Options for swing entrance doors include the 1 ¾” Medium Stile and Thermal Medium Stile doors, and 2” Monumental Wide Stile door. These door widths allow a wide range of hardware options as well as high levels of impact, air and water resistance.


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Storm™ – Medium Stile Entrance
Tubelite 34000 Series impact resistant entrance doors are rated for windzone 3 large missile impact [ASTM E1886-05/1996-09] and passed the forced entry test [AAMA 1304-02]. These 4” Medium Stile doors are glazed with 1 1/16” thick laminated insulated glass and are wet glazed on the interior side. Transom glass in all door frames are wet glazed. Door frames are non-thermal, and are available with options for heavy-wall extrusions and steel reinforcing where required. Thresholds are equipped with bulb weatherseal gaskets and are ADA accessible. Hinging hardware options include heavy duty morised butts and continuous gear hinges. Locking types can be concealed vertical rod panics or deadlocks.


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Storm™ – E44000 Storefront
Tubelite E44000 Series Framing is a 2 1/2” x 5” flush-glazed storefront system for use on first floor, single-span applications in Impact building code areas. This impact resistant screw-spline framing is designed to be glazed with 9/16” laminated glass positioned in the center of the frame. E44000 meets the requirements of HVHZ Wind Zone 4 – large missile impact [ASTM E1886-05/1996-09 TAS 201]

Forcefront Medium Stile Entrance Doors complement the E44000 storefront system providing a complete impact-resistant system that’s easy to fabricate and install. These doors meet the requirements of Wind Zone 3 – large missile impact [ASTM E1886- 05/1996-09] and passed the forced entry test [AAMA 1304-02]


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Storm™ – E/T34000 Storefront

  • Static [ASTM E 331] and Dynamic [AAMA 501.1] Water @ 15 psf.
  • Air Infiltration [ASTM E 283] 0.03cfm/ft2 @ +6.24 psf
  • Design Pressure
    • +70/-68 psf with Silicone Glazed interior seal
    • +70/-61 psf with Dry Glazed exterior and interior gaskets
  • Large & Small Missile Impact Test [ASTM E1886-05/1996-09 TAS 201]


Hurricane, Impact, Blast Resistant Framing

ForceFront Storm™ – 2 1/2” Curtainwall
Single-span, twin-span, captured and silicone sealed glazing options are available for Tubelite’s impact-resistant curtainwall systems. The 2 ½” face framing has hollow back-members that can be reinforced with steel as needed to meet loading requirements. These pressure-bar systems are also thermally improved for optimal U-value, CRF, air and water performance.

Tubelite Inc.
3056 Walker Ridge DR. NW, Suite G
Walker, MI 49544
Tel: (800) 866-2227
E-mail: dependable@tubeliteinc.com
Web site: http://www.tubeliteinc.com