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product-thermalsafe

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  • Uses and Applications
  • Material Specifications
  • 26 Gauge Load Span Tables

ThermalSafe® panel is the latest development in fire resistant wall construction technology.

ThermalSafe® combines advanced panel design with sophisticated manufacturing expertise to create a composite panel with a core made from non-combustible structural mineral wool boards that are processed in the factory to maximize compressive strength. The resulting panel has superior structural characteristics and span capability. This panel can achieve a one-, two- or three-hour fire resistance rating under the most demanding condtions. In addition to its fire resistance characteristics, the panel provides good thermal performance and protection from the elements. The unique LockGuard® interlocking side joint further enhances the fire resistant performance of the panel with its tongue and groove engagement of the mineral wool core.

 

ThermalSafe® fire resistant insulated panels are ideal for industrial buildings such as manufacturing plants, auxilliary buildings at refineries, and other at-risk for fire building installations. Warehouses of all types are excellent structures for mineral wool panels – either where they can be installed as exterior separation walls or as demising walls inside tilt-up warehouses with multiple tenant leased space.

Compare the Features and Benefits

Non-Combustible Core resists high temperatures and will not burn, providing excellent fire resistant qualities.

One-Step Construction process assures rapid completion of the wall system. Factory fabricated composite panels are attached directly to the supporting structure and multiple steps associated with installation of concrete blocks or numerous layers of gypsum wallboard are eliminated.

Superior Thermal Performance and protection from the elements across the entire wall area is assured with ThermalSafe® panels. The advanced mineral wool core provides enhanced insulated values that significantly lower heating and cooling costs.

Reusable Panels can be disassembled, moved and reinstalled rather than having to be demolished, the waste materials disposed of and the walls completely rebuilt.

Better Sound Absorption acoustical properties are achieved with ThermalSafe® compared to foam insulated metal panels.

Aesthetic Profile facing can be combined with the CF Light Mesa foam insulated wall panels for consistency in profile, texture and color.

Exterior Profile: Light Mesa Wave pattern, nominal 1/32” deep.
Interior Profile: Light Mesa wave pattern, nominal 1/32″ deep.
Foam Core: Non-combustible, rigid mineral wool lamellas. Mineral wool fibers are oriented perpendicular to the panel faces for maximum structural strength.
Thermal Value: K-factor, Btu in/ft² hr °F
@ 75°F mean core temperature = 0.275.
R-Value: The core insulating properties are 3.61 “R” per inch.
Module Width: 42″
Panel Thickness: 3” TSNC*, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7” & 8”
* 3” TSNC (ThermalSafe® Non-Combustible) does not have a fire rating, however can be applied as a non-combustible wall.
Panel Lengths: 8’-0” to 40’-0” variable by thickness. Contact Robertson for exact maximum length for each thickness.
Panel Weight 26 Ga. Faces: 4″ – 4.65psf, 5″ – 5.49psf, 6″ – 6.21psf, 7″ – 6.92psf, 8″ – 7.63psf
Exterior Facings: Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga. and 24 Ga.
Interior Facings: Stucco embossed, G-90 galvanized and/or AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 26 Ga. and 24 Ga. Type 304 stainless steel in 26 Ga. embossed and unpainted.
Exterior Finishes & Colors: Siliconized Polyester, Fluropon® Full-Strength 70% PVDF Fluoropolymer Coating.Note:1. Dark colors are not recommended for exterior color on cooler and freezer buildings.2. Prices may vary by color, gauge and quantity of metal.
Interior Finishes & Colors: USDA-compliant Polyester, Igloo White.
USDA-compliant PVC Plastisol Polar White.
LockGuard® Joint: Flush double tongue-and-groove interlock of the metal faces and machined integral spline of the mineral wool core.
Fastening: Through fastening across the width of the panel to the support framing. Consult fire resistive listings for fastener types and spacing. Fastening patterns may vary depending on specific wind-load and fire resistive requirements.
FM Approved Class 1 with no height restrictions
ThermalSafe® Fire Resistant Wall Panel
Allowable Load for Single Span Condition (26 Ga. Exterior & 26 Ga. Interior Faces)
TS Panel
Design Criteria Allowable Load (psf) per Panel Span (ft)
  5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
3″ Thick Bending & Shear 62.4 52.0 44.6 39.0 34.7 31.2 28.4 26.0 24.0 22.3 20.4
Deflection (L/240) 85.2 65.9 52.0 41.7 33.9 27.8 23.0 19.2 16.2 13.7 11.7
Connection F1 41.8 34.8 29.9 26.1 23.2 20.9 19.0 17.4 16.1 13.7 11.7
4″ Thick Bending & Shear 41.8 34.8 29.9 26.1 23.2 20.9 19.0 17.4 16.1 13.7 11.7
Deflection (L/240) 79.3 66.1 56.7 49.6 44.1 39.7 36.1 33.1 30.5 28.3 26.3
Connection F1 49.8 41.5 35.5 31.1 27.6 24.9 22.6 20.7 19.1 17.8 16.6
5″ Thick Bending & Shear 93.1 77.6 66.5 58.2 51.7 46.5 42.3 38.8 35.8 33.2 31.0
Deflection (L/240) 140.1 111.7 91.0 75.4 63.2 53.4 45.6 39.1 33.7 29.3 25.5
Connection F1 57.9 48.3 41.4 36.2 32.2 29.0 26.3 24.1 22.3 20.7 19.3
6″ Thick Bending & Shear 104.6 87.1 74.7 65.3 58.1 52.3 47.5 43.6 40.2 37.3 34.9
Deflection (L/240) 162.4 130.5 107.4 89.8 76.0 65.0 55.9 48.5 42.2 37.0 32.5
Connection F1 66.1 55.1 47.2 41.3 36.7 33.0 30.0 27.5 25.4 23.6 22.0
7″ Thick Bending & Shear 122.2 101.8 87.3 76.4 67.9 61.1 55.5 50.9 47.0 43.6 40.7
Deflection (L/240) 192.0 155.1 128.3 107.9 91.8 78.9 68.4 59.6 52.2 45.9 40.6
Connection F1 74.2 61.9 53.0 46.4 41.2 37.1 33.7 30.9 28.6 26.5 24.7
8″ Thick Bending & Shear 139.8 116.5 99.8 87.4 77.7 69.9 63.5 58.2 53.8 49.9 46.6
Deflection (L/240) 221.7 179.7 149.3 126.1 107.8 93.1 81.0 70.9 62.4 55.2 49.0
Connection F1 74.2 61.9 53.0 46.4 41.2 37.1 33.7 30.9 28.6 26.5 24.7

 

  • Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi). The panel span is single span condition.
  • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
  • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength.
  • The loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.
  • Based on attachment with 14 Ga. steel girt with fastener spacing 3″-18″-18″-3″ across panel width.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

ThermalSafe® Fire Resistant Wall Panel
Allowable Load for Two or More Spans Condition (26 Ga. Exterior & 26 Ga. Interior Faces)
TS
Panel
Design Criteria Allowable Load (psf) per Panel Span (ft)
  5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
3″ Thick Bending & Shear 55.2 45.4 38.5 33.4 29.5 26.3 23.7 21.6 19.8 18.3 17.0
Deflection (L/240) 89.0 70.8 57.9 48.2 40.6 34.5 29.4 25.3 21.9 19.1 16.7
Connection F1 46.5 39.7 33.4 28.8 25.3 22.6 20.4 18.6 17.0 15.8 14.7
Connection F2 48.9 41.8 36.0 31.1 27.3 24.3 22.0 20.0 18.4 17.0 15.8
4″ Thick Bending & Shear 71.1 58.3 49.4 42.8 37.8 33.8 30.5 27.7 25.4 23.5 21.8
Deflection (L/240) 117.2 94.0 77.5 65.2 55.6 48.0 41.6 36.3 31.8 28.0 24.7
Connection F1 50.1 40.9 34.5 29.7 26.1 23.2 20.9 19.0 17.5 16.1 15.0
Connection F2 56.1 46.8 39.5 34.0 29.9 26.6 23.9 21.8 20.0 18.5 17.1
5″ Thick Bending & Shear 85.3 69.9 59.2 51.2 45.2 40.4 36.5 33.3 30.5 28.1 26.1
Deflection (L/240) 142.5 115.1 95.4 80.7 69.3 60.2 52.8 46.6 41.2 36.6 32.6
Connection F1 51.4 42.0 35.4 30.5 26.8 23.8 21.4 19.5 17.9 16.5 15.3
Connection F2 62.2 50.9 42.9 37.0 32.4 28.8 26.0 23.6 21.6 20.0 18.5
6″ Thick Bending & Shear 96.4 79.0 66.8 57.8 50.9 45.5 41.1 37.5 34.4 31.8 29.5
Deflection (L/240) 164.2 133.2 111.0 94.3 81.4 71.0 62.6 55.6 49.7 44.5 39.9
Connection F1 52.5 43.0 36.3 31.3 27.5 24.4 22.0 20.0 18.3 16.8 15.6
Connection F2 67.0 54.9 46.3 39.9 35.0 31.1 28.0 25.5 23.3 21.5 19.9
7″ Thick Bending & Shear 113.4 93.0 78.6 68.0 59.8 53.4 48.2 44.0 40.4 37.4 34.7
Deflection (L/240) 193.6 157.6 131.7 112.2 97.0 84.9 75.0 66.8 59.9 54.0 48.7
Connection F1 53.4 43.9 37.0 31.9 28.0 24.9 22.4 20.3 18.6 17.2 15.9
Connection F2 71.5 58.7 49.5 42.7 37.5 33.3 30.0 27.2 24.9 23.0 21.3
8″ Thick Bending & Shear 130.5 107.0 90.5 78.2 68.8 61.4 55.4 50.5 46.4 42.9 39.9
Deflection (L/240) 223.2 182.0 152.4 130.1 112.8 98.9 87.6 78.2 70.3 63.5 57.6
Connection F1 53.7 44.1 37.3 32.2 28.2 25.1 22.6 20.5 18.8 17.3 16.0
Connection F2 71.9 59.0 49.9 43.0 37.8 33.6 30.2 27.4 25.1 23.1 21.4

 

    • Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
    • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
    • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern.
    • The loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
    • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.

Fastener Spacing across panel width into 14 Ga. Girts:

  • Connection F1 (3 Fasteners): End Support (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″)
  • Connection F2 (4 Fasteners): End Support (3″-12″-12″-12″-3″) & Intermediate (5.25″-10.5″-10.5″-10.5″-5.25″)
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.
ThermalSafe® Fire Resistant Wall Panel
Thickness
(in)
Design Criteria
  Bending Stress Shear Stress Deflection Limit Fastener Capacity Allowable Span (ft)
3 30.3 62.3 21.2 41.8 21.2
4 34.4 79.0 25.9 49.8 25.9
5 37.8 93.5 30.1 57.9 30.1
6 40.6 104.5 34.0 66.1 34.0
7 43.9 122.1 37.9 74.2 37.9
8 47.0 139.7 41.6 74.2 41.6

 

  • Based on TS panel with 26 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for single span condition.
  • Allowable span is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength.
  • The spans based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.
  • Based on attachment with 14 Ga. steel girt with fastener spacing 3″-18″-18″-3″ across panel width.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

ThermalSafe® Fire Resistant Wall Panel
Allowable Load for Single Span Condition (24 Ga. Exterior & 26 Ga. Interior Faces)
TS
Panel
Design Criteria Allowable Load (psf) per Panel Span (ft)
  5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
3″ Thick Bending & Shear 62.3 51.9 44.5 38.9 34.6 31.2 28.3 26.0 24.0 22.3 20.3
Deflection (L/240) 86.8 67.5 53.7 43.3 35.4 29.3 24.4 20.5 17.3 14.8 12.6
Connection F1 48.9 40.7 34.9 30.5 27.1 24.4 22.2 20.4 17.3 14.8 12.6
4″ Thick Bending & Shear 79.2 66.0 56.6 49.5 44.0 39.6 36.0 30.7 26.3 22.7 19.7
Deflection (L/240) 115.7 91.6 74.1 60.9 50.7 42.6 36.0 30.7 26.3 22.7 19.7
Connection F1 59.8 49.9 42.7 37.4 33.2 29.9 27.2 24.9 23.0 21.4 19.7
5″ Thick Bending & Shear 93.1 77.6 66.5 58.2 51.7 46.5 42.3 38.8 35.8 33.2 31.0
Deflection (L/240) 141.6 113.4 92.8 77.3 65.1 55.3 47.4 40.9 35.4 30.9 27.0
Connection F1 70.8 59.0 50.6 44.3 39.3 35.4 32.2 29.5 27.2 25.3 23.6
6″ Thick Bending & Shear 104.4 87.0 74.6 65.2 58.0 52.2 47.4 43.5 40.1 37.3 34.8
Deflection (L/240) 163.7 132.1 109.1 91.7 77.9 66.9 57.9 50.3 44.0 38.7 34.2
Connection F1 81.8 68.2 58.4 51.1 45.5 40.9 37.2 34.1 31.5 29.2 27.3
7″ Thick Bending & Shear 122.0 101.6 87.1 76.2 67.8 61.0 55.4 50.8 46.9 43.6 40.7
Deflection (L/240) 193.4 156.7 130.1 109.8 93.9 81.0 70.4 61.6 54.2 47.9 42.5
Connection F1 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9
8″ Thick Bending & Shear 139.6 116.3 99.7 87.2 77.5 69.8 63.4 58.2 53.7 49.8 46.5
Deflection (L/240) 223.2 181.4 151.1 128.1 109.9 95.3 83.2 73.1 64.6 57.4 51.1
Connection F1 92.8 77.3 66.3 58.0 51.6 46.4 42.2 38.7 35.7 33.1 30.9

 

  • Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi). The panel span is single span condition.
  • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
  • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength.
  • The loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
  • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.
  • Based on attachment with 14 Ga. steel girt with fastener spacing 3″-18″-18″-3″ across panel width.
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.

 

ThermalSafe® Fire Resistant Wall Panel
Allowable Load for Two or More Spans Condition (24 Ga. Exterior & 26 Ga. Interior Faces)
TS Panel
Design Criteria Allowable Load (psf) per Panel Span (ft)
  5′ 6′ 7′ 8′ 9′ 10′ 11′ 12′ 13′ 14′ 15′
3″ Thick Bending & Shear 55.5 45.6 38.6 33.5 29.6 26.4 23.8 21.7 19.9 18.4 17.1
Deflection (L/240) 90.0 71.8 58.9 49.2 41.8 35.6 30.6 26.4 23.0 20.1 17.6
Connection F1 53.9 45.6 38.6 33.5 29.6 26.4 23.8 21.7 19.9 18.4 17.1
Connection F2 55.5 45.6 38.6 33.5 29.6 26.4 23.8 21.7 19.9 18.4 17.1
4″ Thick Bending & Shear 71.7 58.8 49.8 43.1 38.0 34.0 30.7 28.0 25.6 23.7 22.0
Deflection (L/240) 118.2 95.1 78.6 66.3 56.7 49.1 42.9 37.5 33.0 29.1 25.9
Connection F1 63.3 51.8 43.6 37.6 33.0 29.4 26.4 24.0 22.0 20.3 18.9
Connection F2 69.5 57.3 48.3 41.6 36.5 32.5 29.3 26.6 24.4 22.5 20.9
5″ Thick Bending & Shear 85.3 69.9 59.1 51.1 45.1 40.3 36.4 33.2 30.5 28.1 26.1
Deflection (L/240) 143.6 116.2 96.6 81.9 70.5 61.4 54.0 47.8 42.5 37.9 33.9
Connection F1 66.7 54.6 46.1 39.7 34.8 31.0 27.9 25.3 23.2 21.4 19.9
Connection F2 78.5 64.3 54.2 46.7 41.0 36.5 32.8 29.8 27.3 25.2 23.4
6″ Thick Bending & Shear 96.8 79.4 67.1 58.0 51.1 45.6 41.2 37.6 34.5 31.9 29.6
Deflection (L/240) 165.2 134.3 112.2 95.5 82.6 72.2 63.8 56.8 50.8 45.8 41.2
Connection F1 70.0 57.4 48.5 41.8 36.7 32.6 29.3 26.6 24.4 22.5 20.8
Connection F2 86.9 71.3 60.2 51.9 45.5 40.5 36.4 33.1 30.3 27.9 25.9
7″ Thick Bending & Shear 113.9 93.4 78.9 68.2 60.1 53.6 48.4 44.1 40.5 37.5 34.8
Deflection (L/240) 194.7 158.8 132.9 113.5 98.3 86.2 76.3 68.1 61.2 55.3 50.1
Connection F1 73.0 60.0 50.7 43.7 38.4 34.1 30.7 27.9 25.5 23.5 21.8
Connection F2 95.0 78.0 65.9 56.9 49.9 44.4 39.9 36.3 33.2 30.6 28.3
8″ Thick Bending & Shear 131.1 107.5 90.9 78.6 69.1 61.7 55.6 50.7 46.5 43.0 40.0
Deflection (L/240) 224.3 183.3 153.8 131.5 114.2 100.4 89.0 79.6 71.6 64.8 59.0
Connection F1 73.4 60.3 51.0 44.1 38.7 34.4 30.9 28.1 25.7 23.7 21.9
Connection F2 95.4 78.5 66.4 57.3 50.3 44.7 40.2 36.5 33.4 30.8 28.5

 

    • Based on TS panel with 24 Ga. exterior & 26 Ga. interior face (min Fy = 33 ksi) for 2 or more spans condition.
    • Allowable positive load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength & deflection limit.
    • Allowable suction load is the lowest value of panel bending strength, shear strength, deflection limit and connection strength for each fastener pattern.
    • The loads based on panel stress and deflection design criteria are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing. The allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5 and 3.0 for bending and shear stresses, respectively, and deflection limitation of L/240.
    • The connection strengths are derived from ASTM E-72 structural testing and the allowable loads are calculated with a factor of safety of 2.5.

Fastener Spacing across panel width into 14 Ga. Girts:

  • Connection F1 (3 Fasteners): End Support (3″-18″-18″-3″) & Intermediate (7″-14″-14″-7″)
  • Connection F2 (4 Fasteners): End Support (3″-12″-12″-12″-3″) & Intermediate (5.25″-10.5″-10.5″-10.5″-5.25″)
  • The structural capacity of the girts are not considered and must be examined independently.