Expansion Joint suits seismic and large-gap applications.

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Featuring watertight design, EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 is UL and ULC certified for joints from 4-10 in. with up to 100% of joint size movement. One-hour fire rated expansion joint is suited for floor and deck joints subject to cars, pedestrians, material handling equipment, and other loads. Installed entirely from deck or floor above, no utility lifts or holding labor are required. Non-invasive anchoring makes joint suited for retrofit as well as new construction.



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EMSEAL's New EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 Seismic Traffic Joint with 1-Hour Fire-Rating



One Install Does It All--Fire-Rated, Watertight, Traffic Bearing, 100% Movement, Quiet, Non-Invasive Anchoring, UL 2079 Certified for Decks and Floors.

EMSEAL Joint Systems, Ltd has just released its EMSHIELD SJS-FR1, the UL-Certified 1-hour fire-rated expansion joint for seismic and large-gap applications. In another industry first, EMSEAL has built the fire-rating into the joint--this time for floor and deck joints subject to cars, pedestrians, material handling equipment and other loads.

Installed entirely from the deck or floor above, no utility lifts or holding labor are required. Installation and continuity of the fire barrier is not compromised by under-slab obstructions from HVAC, electrical, plumbing or mechanical equipment. The entire system eliminates the traditional need for fire-blankets or gutters.

EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 is UL and ULC certified for joints from 4-10 inches with up to 100% of joint size movement and meets the requirements of ASTM E1966, ASTM E119 and ASTM E1399. Typical applications are large joints found in parking decks, stadiums, airports, schools, hospitals and other high-traffic locations in need of a fire-rated solution.

As with EMSEAL's successful SJS Seismic Joint System, the new EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 System continues its watertight design which eliminates leaks and handles traffic and point loads at larger structural expansion gaps. Installation is simplified with non-invasive anchoring which makes it ideally suited for retrofit as well as new construction. The durable coverplate is installed into the foam-embedded extruded composite spline with self-locating coverplate screws which greatly ease the field installation process.

When the EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 system is installed over a leveling-bed of EMSEAL-supplied elastomeric nosing material it provides the ability to fine-tune the support of coverplate sections reducing rocking and noise caused by unleveled plates.

EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 is available for gap-widths widths from 4-inches (100mm) to 10-inches (250mm) and provides movement capabilities of +50% and -50% (total 100%).

EMSHIELD SJS-FR1 is shipping and available for installation now. For more information about EMSEAL's innovative and expanding product lines, please contact EMSEAL at techinfo@emseal.com or call 508-836-0280 or visit the EMSEAL corporate website at www.emseal.com.

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