Tubelite Inc. has introduced 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall, a thermally broken curtainwall product designed to meet or exceed energy codes. Recommended for use on medium- and low-rise applications, the system is suited for retail, office, health care and school buildings.
The 400T Series has a 2-1/2-inch sightline, with system depths ranging from 6-1/4- to 10-1/4-inches and optional polyamide pressure plates. The system is a shear block, outside glazed, captured curtainwall that can be stick fabricated for field glazing. Its concealed fastener joinery creates a monolithic appearance. The curtainwall integrates with Tubelite operable windows, Therml=Block entrances, MaxBlock sunshades and aLuminate light shelves.
Tubelite 400T Thermal Curtainwall with optional polyamide pressure plate has been tested and modeled per the National Fenestration Council (NFRC) procedure, achieving a U-Factor of 0.32 for thermal transmittance. This configuration was also tested per the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 1503-09 standard, achieving a frame CRFf of 79.
Within the 400T Series, the glass is positioned to the exterior of the system for enhanced resistance to rainwater. The 1/2-inch bite grips insulated glass or panels of 1-inch thickness. Infill thicknesses from 1/8- to 1-5/16-inches also can be accommodated. Verticals can be steel-reinforced for high performance against strong windloads. An improved horizontal member allows for expansion/contraction clearances to minimize splice requirements.
Seven anodized finishes and 20 standard paint colors are available. Upon request, blended and custom colors, and two-color, split finish options may be specified. Durable finishes also reduce maintenance costs and enhance lifecycles.
Tubelite products are manufactured to meet the aesthetic, performance and environmental goals of each project, as well as for fabrication and installation ease. Demonstrating its dependability and partnership, the Tubelite Damage Free Guaranteed ensures orders are delivered undamaged, complete and on time.