SCHOTT engineers revolutionized cooking in 1971 with a black glass-ceramic: CERAN®. Today, the rock star sets new standards for cooking in the future.
Glass is an incredibly strong material. It can withstand extreme temperature swings and last years without warping. And every sheet of technical glass you encounter must ace a rigorous series of tests to prove it’ll hold up in the real world. Especially fire-rated glass-ceramic windows and doors.
Fire-rated windows and doors are critical elements in architectural design, keeping civilians and fire personnel safe by blocking fire from escape routes. While fire windows and doors were once solid, architects now use transparent fire-rated glass-ceramic fire windows and doors to block hazardous flames and smoke while drawing in light and opening floor plans. Also, glass-ceramic panels remain clear during a fire to allow occupants to view exit paths and safely escape the building.
In order for fire-rated glass to achieve a fire rating,it must pass a number of tests, including the fire endurance test and the hose stream test. Take a look at what these tests entail: