Fire Performance

Proteus rainscreen systems are fully tested to the required construction product standards for fire performance.

WarringtonFire who are part of the Element group have classified the full range of our honeycomb panel systems (Proteus HR, Proteus GL, and Proteus CX) and our insulated spandrel panels (Proteus SP) in accordance with the Euroclass system for the reaction to fire of construction products. The EN 13501 classification is achieved based upon single burning item tests (EN 13823) for each panel specification along with calorific data (EN 1716 or EN 1182) for each individual material layer that makes up the panel.

This classification confirms that the panels are of very limited combustibility and can therefore be used in facades of all heights without further testing, provided that all the other materials within the wall are also A2 classified or better.

Listed below are the full classification for the different specifications of each product, including sub-classifications for smoke production and flaming droplets.

Proteus HR EN 13501 Classification
0.7mm Polyester Powder Coated Steel A2-s1, d0
0.8mm Stainless Steel A2-s1, d0
0.7mm Classic Copper A2-s1, d0
1.0mm PVDF Aluminium A2-s1, d0
0.7mm Zinc A2-s2, d0
0.7mm Brass Copper Alloy A2-s1, d0
0.7mm Bronze Copper Alloy A2-s1, d0
1.5mm Anodised Aluminium A2-s1, d0
1.5mm Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium A2-s1, d0
0.7mm Pre-Coated Steel A2-s2, d0
1.0mm Weathering Steel A2-s2, d0
Proteus GL EN 13501 Classification
4.0mm Back Painted Toughened Glass A2-s1, d0
Proteus CX EN 13501 Classification
3.0mm Porcelain Ceramic A2-s1, d0
Proteus SP EN 13501 Classification
0.9 to 5.0mm Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium A2-s1, d0
0.7 to 3.0mm Polyester Powder Coated Steel A2-s1, d0
4.0mm Back Painted Toughened Glass A2-s1, d0
3.0mm Porcelain Ceramic A2-s1, d0

 

If any further information is required regarding the fire performance of any of our Proteus products, then please do not hesitate to contact our Technical department.