Expansion Joints and Pre-Compressed Sealants

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UL/ULC Listing EMSHIELD DFR2 in Concrete Decks and Floors:

System No. FW-D-1073--Deck-to-Wall/Floor-to-Wall


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System No. FW-D-1073


January 20, 2010

Assembly Rating — 2 Hr
Nominal Joint Width — 2-1/4 to 4 in.
Class II and III Movement Capabilities — 25% Compression Or Extension


    1. Wall Assembly — Min 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) thick reinforced normal weight 150 pcf, (2400 kg/cu meter ) structural concrete. Wall may also be constructed of any UL Classified Concrete Blocks*.

      See Concrete Blocks (CAZT) category in the Fire Resistance Directory for names of manufacturers.

    2. Floor Assembly — Min 4-1/2 in. (114 mm) thick reinforced normal weight 150 pcf, (2400 kg/cu meter), structural concrete.
    3. Joint System — Nominal width of joint is 2-1/4 to 4 in. (55 to 100 mm). The joint system is designed to accommodate a max 25 percent compression or extension from its installed width. The joint system shall consist of the following:
      A. Forming Material* — Compressed, fire-retardant impregnated, 3 ¾ in. deep foam. Topside of foam is coated with Silicone and underside is coated with intumescent. Foam is installed in joint opening as a permanent form.

      EMSEAL LLC — DFR2 Mechanical joint system.

      B. Sealant Band — Watertight ¾ in. deep silicone sealant band and corner bead supplied by joint system manufacturer, and installed in accordance with installation instruction.
      C. Epoxy adhesive — Consists of two parts; part A (base), and part B (hardener). The epoxy is supplied by joint system manufacturer, and installed in accordance with installation instructions.

    *Bearing the UL Classification Mark

Last Updated on 2010-01-10

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