EMSEAL
Expansion Joints and Pre-Compressed Sealants


 

EMSHIELD Fire-Rated Joint Systems
Selection Guide:

US Patents:  
8,365,495 B1
8,341,908 B1

EMSHIELD Wall Systems:

• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Concrete and gypsum wall assemblies
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• 2 or 3 Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)

• Watertight
• STC 62/OITC 52
• R-Value: 4.12+
• Seals both sides of joint
• Variations from UL Listings available by Engineered Judgment

Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes

EMSHIELD
WFR2 and WFR3

• 2 or 3-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• For concrete, concrete block or gypsum walls
• 26 Colors

1/2"  to  6"
(12 - 150mm)

EMSHIELD
SecuritySeal-SSW2

• Pick-Resistant
• For concrete or concrete block walls
• 2 Colors (Tru-White, Limestone)

1/2"  to  6"
(12 - 150mm)
EMSHIELD Deck/Floor Systems:

• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• No anchors
• No fire-blankets
• No gutters

• Installed from above--no utility lifts or overhead holding labor
   required
• No obstructions from columns or under slab mechanical items
• Joint face adhered
• Watertight
Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes
EMSHIELD
DFR2 and DFR3
• 2 or 3-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)
Blockouts optional


1/2"  to  4"
(12 - 100mm)

EMSHIELD
SJS-FR1 and SJS-FR2
• 1 or 2-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• 100% Movement (+/-50%)
• Sound-dampening blockouts recommended
• Integral coverplate
4"  to  10"
(100 - 250mm)

EMSHIELD
SecuritySeal-Floors
SSF2 and SSF3
• 2 or 3-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)
• Pick-Resistant
1/2"  to  4"
(12 - 100mm)
EMSHIELD Split Slab, Plaza, Podium Systems:
• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• No invasive cover plate anchors
• No fire-blankets
• No gutters
• Integral flashing sheets tie-in to deck waterproofing membrane
• Installed from above--no utility lifts or overhead holding labor
   required
• No obstructions from columns or under slab mechanical items
• Watertight
Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes
EMSHIELD
DFR-FP
• For Split-Slabs, Plaza Decks, Podium Decks
• 2-Hour or 3-Hour Built-In Fire-Rating
• Watertight integration with deck waterproofing
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)
up to 4"
(100mm)
max. mean joint
EMSHIELD
SJS-FP-FR2
• For Split-Slabs, Plaza Decks, Podium Decks
• Up to 2-Hour Built-In Fire-Rating
• Watertight integration with deck waterproofing
• 100% Movement (+/-50%)
4" to 10"
(100 - 250mm)
RWS-Compliant Tunnel Expansion Joint System:
EMSHIELD
DFR3-RWS
• Meets RWS Time-Temperature Curve
• RWS (Rijkswaterstaat) Compliant
• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• No invasive anchors
• Used in with WR Grace Monokote
Z146T
• Joint Sizes: 1/2" to 4" (12mm - 100mm)
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)
1/2"  to  4"
(12 - 100mm)

EMSHIELD is a family of UL 2079 fire-rated, multi-function, single-install expansion joint products to meet evolving building science.

With EMSHIELD, EMSEAL has built the fire rating into the joint.

These single install products eliminate the need for fire-blankets, mineral wools, and fire-caulks.

The EMSHIELD family of products is in use in new and retrofit joint applications on facilities worldwide

Why EMSHIELD?

The role of floors and walls goes far beyond just separating spaces.

Exterior walls are now a vital part of the energy performance plan for structures.

Interior walls and floors are a vital part of the life-safety and interior environmental controls of the structure.

Structural expansion joints and other component joints are gaps in wall and floor assemblies.

The EMSHIELD product line provides all of the performance expectations of the wall or floor assembly in a single installation.

EMSHIELD eliminates the need for additional fire blankets, mineral wools, liquid sealants, cover plates, or other fire stopping materials.

INDEPENDENT TESTING and CERTIFICATION:

Only UL 2079 tests expansion joint movement (cycling expansion and contraction) as a component of fire-rating testing. This is crucial because expansion joints move. Non-UL tests do not combine movement and fire resistance and therefore do not adequately test the integrity of the expansion joint in simulated real world conditions. Demand UL/ULC UL 2079 testing and certification in any life-safety application where an expansion joint needs to be fire-rated.
 

FIRE RATING AND LIFE SAFETY

• UL 2079 for floors and decks

• UL 2079 for walls--video

• EMSHIELD UL LISTINGS on emseal.com

• UL Listing Database at UL.com

• ULC Listing Database at UL.com

• Engineered Judgments

SOUND ATTENUATION
ASTM E413 (Classification for Rating Sound Insulation)

ASTM E90 (Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements)

Sound Attenuation values on EMSHIELD and other EMSEAL products
 

WIND, WATER, AIR PRESSURE
ASTM E-330 (Structural Performance of Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference—Gust Loads)

ASTM E-331 (Water Penetration of Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference)

ASTM E-283 (Rate of Air Leakage Through Curtain Walls)

Curtainwall performance Tests on EMSEAL products
 

PROJECT REFERENCES:

Who's using EMSHIELD?


EMSHIELD Product Overview Sheet

Download PDF of EMSHIELD Product Summary Sheet
 


Design/System/Construction/Assembly Usage
This material has been tested to UL/ULC 2079 and is manufactured under UL’s Follow-Up Service. The material is being supplied as a fire-rated component of a wall or floor assembly. It has been tested to UL 2079 in assemblies as depicted in EMSEAL’s various listings in the UL Online Certifications Directory. Use of this material in assembly configurations other than depicted in the named UL listings will not encumber or lower the resistance of the deck or wall assembly but is done so at the designers’ discretion and responsibility for designing substrates as part of a fire rated assembly that meet applicable standards for the project. Similarly, the published information in the UL Listings cannot always address every construction nuance encountered in the field. Authorities Having Jurisdiction should be consulted in all cases as to the particular requirements covering the installation and use of UL Listed or Classified products or materials. Authorities Having Jurisdiction should be consulted before and during construction to ensure that specific adjacent substrates and assemblies are detailed and constructed to meet local fire-rating requirements.

 


 

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Last Modified: April 18, 2014

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