FERO Break-Away™ Fire-Release Connectors - Dual Load Bearing
HOW FERO BREAK-AWAY™ FIRE RELEASE-CONNECTORS (Dual Load Bearing) FUNCTION AND BENEFIT YOUR PROJECT:
FERO BREAK-AWAY™ FIRE RELEASE-CONNECTORS (Dual Load Bearing) allow roof and floor collapse without compromising the firewall’s integrity. The 2018 IBC, section 706.2 requires that fire walls have sufficient stability under fire conditions to withstand collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the wall. The use of FERO Break-Away™ Fire-Release Connector is an acceptable engineering design approach to satisfy this code requirement.
The FERO Break-Away™ Fire-Release Connector allows for displacement, complete disengagement and collapse of the structural component from the wall during a fire before any significant damage could happen in the firewall itself. Unlike other products, the FERO Break-Away™ Fire-Release Connector utilizes a simple design that relies on only one part of the connector failing during the fire. This allows for disengagement of the structural component to occur only when required to prevent damage to the firewall, and not earlier.
FERO’S BREAK-AWAY™ FIRE-RELEASE CONNECTOR system can be configured to your design specifications and can be manufactured as a Single, or Double , as Roof or Floor Angle connectors or in an Extended format see the Technical Specifications for sizing and spacing options.
An easy-to-use Ordering Form in both Metric (CAN) and Imperial (US) measurements assists with designing and specifying the exact connector suited to your application.Benefits of FERO Break Away™ Fire Release Connectors
- Provides sufficient stability under fire conditions to withstand collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the firewall
- Maintains the structural capacity of the connection under normal service conditions
- Minimizes the damage caused by fire