MODEL A2097

C/S 2″ (50.8 mm) HIGH PERFORMANCE DRAINABLE FIXED MULLION LOUVER

TEST DATA:
For a 4 Foot by 4 Foot Unit. Tested with mill finish and no screen
 Free area = 8.84 ft2 (0.821 m2)
 Percent free area = 55.3%
 Free area velocity at the point of beginning water penetration
(@ 0.01oz. / ft2 of free area based on a 15 minute interval test) = 904 FPM (4.59 m/s)
 Maximum recommended air intake velocity = 704 FPM (3.58 m/s)
Air volume @ 704 FPM free area velocity = 6223.4 CFM (2.94 m3/s)
Pressure drop @ 704 FPM intake velocity = 0.08 in. H 2 O (19.4 Pa)
 Maximum recommended air exhaust velocity = 1759 FPM (8.94 m/s)
Air Volume @ 1759 FPM free area velocity = 15549 CFM (7.34 m3/s)
Pressure drop @ 1759 FPM free area velocity = 0.50 in. H 2 O (124.4 Pa)

SUGGESTED SPECIFICATIONS:
GENERAL: Furnish and install where indicated on the drawings C/S 2″ (50.8 mm) HIGH
PERFORMANCE DRAINABLE FIXED MULLION LOUVER MODEL A2097 as manufactured
by Construction Specialties, Inc. Cranford, New Jersey and Mississauga, Ontario. Complete details
shall be submitted to the architect for approval prior to fabrication. Supplier must be a member of
AMCA or BSRIA
HEAD

MATERIAL: Heads, sills and jambs to be one piece structural members of 6063-T6 alloy with
integral caulking slot and retaining beads. Mullions shall be sliding interlock with internal drain(s).
Blades to be one piece extrusions with gutter(s) designed to catch and direct water to jamb and
mullion drains. Extrusion thicknesses shall be as follows: Heads, Sills, jambs and blades:
0.063″(1.60 mm). Closed cell compression gaskets shall be provided between bottom of the
mullion or jamb and the top of the sill to insure leak tight connections. All fasteners to be
aluminum or stainless steel. All louvers to be furnished with 5/8″ (15.87 mm) flattened expanded
mesh, aluminum bird screen with a .055″ (1.4 mm) thick extruded aluminum frame. Screens and
screen frames to be standard mill finish.

SINGLE
DRAINABLE
BLADE
2"

STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Structural supports shall be designed and furnished by the louver
manufacturer to carry a wind load of not less than_______ psf (Pascals). (Note: If this paragraph is
omitted or if the design wind load is not specified, the louvers will be manufactured in selfsupporting units up to a maximum of 5′ (1524 mm) wide by 8′ (2438 mm) high. Any additional
structural supports required to adequately secure these units within the opening shall be the
responsibility of others.)

SILL

TEST DATA: The louver manufacturer shall submit test data on a 4’ x 4′ (1.22 m x 1.22 m) unit
showing that the louver conforms to the following: (Based on a 15 min. test duration)
Free area:
Free area velocity @ point of beginning water penetration (0.01 oz/ft2)
Intake pressure drop @ 0.01 oz ft2. free area velocity
Exhaust pressure drop at 1000 FPM (5.09 m/s) free area velocity:

8.84 ft2 (0.821 m2)
904 FPM (4.59 m/s)
0.13 in. H 2 O (32.3 Pa)
0.16 in. H 2 O (39.7 Pa)

FINISH: All louvers shall be finished with C/S Powder Coat, a coating to be 1.5 to 3 mil. thick full
strength 100% resin Fluoropolymer coating. Finish to allow zero VOCs to be emitted into
facility of application. Finish to adhere to a 4H Hardness rating. All finishing procedures shall be
one continuous operation in the plant of the manufacturer. The coating shall meet or exceed all
requirements of AAMA specification 2605-5 “Voluntary Specification for High Performance
Organic Coatings on Architectural extrusions and Panels.” The louver manufacturer shall supply an
industry standard 20-year limited warranty against failure or excessive fading of the
Fluoropolymer Powder Coat finish. This limited warranty shall begin on the date of material
shipment.

SECTION VIEW
JAMB
MULLION

PLAN VIEW

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