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GLAZEN 4 HOURS CURTAIN BLADE FIRE DAMPER

R. GLAZEN SINGAPORE PTE LTD

Fire Damper

GLAZEN 4 HOURS CURTAIN BLADE FIRE DAMPER


R. GLAZEN SINGAPORE PTE LTD

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Glazen GFD series Fire Damper is designed to impede the spread of fire and/ or combustible products
(e.g. smoke) through a slab or vertical airflow, masonry, lightweight partition or shaft wall opening to other fire
compartments of an air conditioning system.
The design principle is based on an integral, interlocking stack of blades that closes by the release of a spring
coil for horizontal mounted type, by gravity to form a tightly sealed barrier for vertical mounting type; when a
fusible thermal link breaks at a set temperature
This range of Fire Dampers find its application in commercial building construction where ventilation, heating,
cooling or air conditioning systems are employed.
Glazen Fire Dampers are certified by Standards Australia and meets AS 1682 and AS 1530 requirements. It
also complies to the Singapore SS333:1996 and is listed under the PSBs Product Listing Scheme.

DESCRIPTION
Glazen Horizontal Curtain Fire Damper is housed and guided in a press-formed and welded galvanized steel
frame. The solid construction will ensure minimum distortion during transit, installation and operation. Resetting
of curtain blades can be carried out from either side.
Adjustable mounting flanges hold the complete damper assembly securely in the floor/ wall opening, with the
appropriate insulating material packed into the clearance space to meet installation Standards.

FEATURES

Simplicity in design.
Tight manufacturing tolerances.
High strength and repeatable quality of roll-formed blades.
Integral interlocking blade linkages.
Blade stack re-settable from both sides of damper.
Suitable for floor or vertical airflow application.
Suitable for masonry and drywall application
Adjustable mounting angles.
Suitable for multi-module installation.
Horizontal or Vertical mounting
4 hour fire Integrity Rating

Ordering Key:

GFD - 4/CH
CH - Floor Mounted
CV - Wall Mounted
4 - 4 Hours Fire Rated

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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CONSTRUCTION
Damper Frame:
Pressed-formed 1.6mm galvanized steel, fully welded at all four corners with 6 x 12mm slots to allow for
variation in slab/ wall thickness

Damper Blades:
Roll-formed 1.0mm (nominal) galvanized steel with special interlocking blades performing the blade pivoting
function.

Mounting Angles:
Roll-formed 2.0mm right-angle brackets with 6 x 12 mm rounded slots at 150mm pitch to allow for variations in
slab thickness.

Bearing:
Blade bearings are roll-formed into blades, the blades interlock into each other, forming a concertina-type
blade stack (curtain).

Fusible Link:
The fusible link is a once only used link.
Standard: Fusible Solder Link (70C)
Optional: Quarzoid Bulb (68C)

Access to Fusible Link:


Form both sides of damper - for blade stack re-setting purposes or refitting of fusible link.

Mounting Hardware:
Zinc plated inch cup head bolts, nut and washer for each set of slotted mounting holes in frame &mounting
angles.

4 HOURS HORIZONTAL FIRE DAMPER MODEL: GFDGFD-4CH


DAMPER SIZING
Modules are supplied in the following standard sizes:
Single module:
from 300mm x 300mm to
1200mm x 636mm
Size Increment:
as required
Multi Modules:
2440mm x 1910mm (Max)
External damper size + 10mm + 1% of linear length
(width/ height)
NOTES:

When specifying damper sizes (width and height), quote duct


size/ dimensions. No deductions are made.

When specifying slab opening sizes to the installer/ contractor,


allow sufficient space for insulation and expansion, use the
formula above.

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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4 HOURS VERTICAL FIRE DAMPER MODEL: GFDGFD-4CV


DAMPER SIZING
Modules are supplied in the following standard sizes:
Single module:
from 150mm x 150mm to
1200mm x 1200mm
Size Increment:
as required
Multi Modules:
3600mm x 3600mm (Max)
External damper size + 10mm + 1% of linear length
(width/ height)
NOTES:

When specifying damper sizes (width and height), quote duct


size/ dimensions. No deductions are made.

When specifying wall opening sizes to the installer/ contractor,


allow sufficient space for insulation and expansion, use the
formula above.

SHIPPING WEIGHTS (kg)


Width (mm)
(
)

Height
(mm)

200

400

600

800

1000

1200

200

13

17

21

25

29

400

12

17

22

27

32

36

600

16

22

27

32

38

43

800

20

26

32

38

43

49

1000

24

30

36

43

49

56

1200

28

34

41

48

55

62

* For weights of multi modules, add total weights by interpolating with above Weight Table.

MOUNTING DETAILS
Installation procedure
1. Remove one set of mounting flanges from one side of damper.
2. Insert damper into horizontal/ floor or wall opening.
3. Pack clearance between damper casing and slab opening with insulating material to meet above
requirements.
4. Re-fit mounting flanges, nuts & bolts to damper and tighten, ensuring that flanges are butting tight against the
slab and that damper is fitted squarely.
5. Ensure that damper closure is not impeded by any obstruction, incorrect installation (e.g. twisted, out of
square), damage to damper or contamination to blade bearings (e.g. building dust).
6. Check proper closing operation.
7. When fitting duct, ensure that appropriate damper sleeve connections are used to allow proper duct
breakaway in a fire situation.
8. Ensure that adequate access panel is fitted to duct to allow easy maintenance to damper.

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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75

75

75

MOUNTING DETAILS

Standard Horizontal Mounting

75

min
wall
90
mm

airflow

Standard Wall Mounting

Horizontal Mounting with Grille

75

min wall =
grille +90mm

75

airflow

Wall Mounting with Grille

IMPROTANT: the installation of Fire Dampers must comply with the requirements of AS 1682, Part 2 and Singapore Standards SS333 and CP-13. Deviation from any Clause of the Standards must be approved by a Regulatory Authority!

Basic Regulations:

Dampers shall be installed in the fully opposition only! No intermediate blade position is allowed!
Damper frame (casing) must be fully penetrate the slab/ wall opening.
Curtain of damper blades must be fully contained within the penetrated slab/ wall element.
Clearance between slab or wall opening and damper body (frame) must be such as to allow adequate insulating material, PLUS expansion factor for fire situation. Recommended clearance formulae: 5mm + 0.5% of
linear length dimension (width/ height).
The clearance space between the damper and the penetrated wall or slab opening must be fully packed
with approved insulating material to prevent free flow of combustible materials (e.g. smoke). Material must
maintain fire integrity up to 1000C.
Mounting flanges must cover the clearance (2 x clearance). Contractor may have to fit larger flanges if clearance exceeds the recommended sizes.
Ensure that access to damper is provided for maintenance purposes (e.g. access panel in duct).
Install damper according to label instruction re air-flow direction.

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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SPECIFICATIONS - TECHNICAL
Operation:
Damper closing is initiated by the breaking of the fusible link, when temperature in the air stream reaches the
rated thermal limit. The GFD-4H blade stack will consequently unfold by the release of the spring coil and form
a curtain; the GFD-4V blade stack will consequently unfold and form a curtain, impeding the spread of fire and/
or combustible products to other compartments of the air handling system.
Resetting of curtain blades can be carried out from either sides.

Damper Closing Temperature:


Standard solder fusible link: 70C
Quartzoid Bulb:
68C

Maximum Air Velocity:


IMPORTANT! Curtain - type fire damper should not be used in high velocity applications. Damper may not
close due to build-up of static pressure.

Max. Velocity:
19.5m/s (max. static pressure inside the duct with the damper in closed position is 925 Pa)

Air Flow Orientation:


Orientation of damper installation should be as per recommended air-flow direction (label affixed to damper
frame). Glazen Curtain Fire Damper may be installed for bi-directional air flow, if necessary.

Standards Approval Listing:


Glazen GFD-4CH and GFD-4CV Curtain Dampers have passed the test to meet the Leakage and Fire Integrity
requirements of AS 1530 - Part 4 and AS 1682 - Part 1, with dampers exposed to 1100C for 2 hours and 4
hours periods.
Glazen GFD Curtain Dampers are also tested to comply to Air Leakage, Closing Reliability and Fire Integrity
requirements of Singapore Standards SS:333, and is listed under PSBs Product Listing Scheme.
all values are recommendations from experimental tests carried out by CSIRO.

GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS
FOR THE ENGINEER,
Fire Dampers installed shall be of design and construction as the GFD-CV and GFD-CH Series supplied by R
Glazen which meet the requirements of Australian Standards AS 1682 - Part 1 & 2 and AS 1530 - Part 4 and
Singapore Standards SS:333.
The damper frame shall be of press-formed and welded galvanized steel construction to minimise distortion
during transit, installation and operation. The interlocking damper blades shall be of roll-formed galvanized steel
construction to guarantee accuracy and consistent closing operation.
Each fire damper shall have a 2hours/ 4hours fire protection rating, 70C fusible link, and shall include a PSB
label in accordance with PSBs labeling procedures.

FINISHES
Damper frame, blades and mounting angles made of zinc-coated (galvanized) steel sheet, complying with AS
1397with a coating class not less than Z275. damage to zinc-coating, e.g. through welding, is remedied by
appropriate cleaning method and application of special galvanising paint.

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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WARRANTY
R.GLAZEN SINGAPORE PTE LTD (the Company) warrants that all goods in this catalogue that have been
manufactured by the Company will be defects free in quality or material under normal use and service for a
period of one year after goods are sold. The Company have the right to make improved changes to the products at any time. The company is obligated under this warranty, only to replace any product which is defective
in quality or material under normal use and service within such period. Component parts or accessories which
are covered by the warranty of the manufacturer will not be covered under this warranty. Any improper use of
the product, after defective or worn parts had been discovered, accident or any modification or repair by others
which the Company claims that it will materially and adversely affects the products, neglect substitution of
parts not approved by the company, will void this warranty.
No person is authorized to assume any liability with respect to any goods sold, for the Company. No representatives or employee is authorized to change this warranty or give any other warranty, unless it is authorized by
an officer of the Company at its home office in writing. In any event of payment of incidental or consequential
damages, including without limitation, delay costs or damages for property or injury to persons, the company
shall have no liability whatsoever.
Claims under this warranty, if not submitted, in writing and received by the company within thirty (30) days of
the date to which each claim relates, is discovered or should have been discovered, will be deemed waived.

Phone: +65 68631123 Fax: +65 68631297 E-mail: sales@glazen.com.sg www.glazen.com.sg

Product improvement is a continuous effort at R Glazen. As such the specifications are subject to change without prior notice.