Stormlite Technical and Installation Guide

Technical and
Installation Guide
Additional information and updates
to this Guide may be available at:
www.PalramAmericas.com
Form #2412 PBW – Revised DEC 5, 2017
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Contents
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A
Features at a Glance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B
Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C
Palram Hurricane Shutter Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D
Code Approvals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E
Standard Sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F
Section Drawing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
G
Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H
General Installation Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Design Pressure Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J
Tools Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
K
Direct Mount Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L
Typical Mounting Illustrations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
Identification of UV Protected Side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O
Flammability and Other Test Qualifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P
Chemical Resistance and Corrosion Resistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q
Typical Properties of Polycarbonate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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This handbook is an abbreviated version of the detailed Installation Instructions found in the FBC's
Product Evaluation Document FL# 8947.1. For all specific required details for various installation methods
and applications, please refer to the Product Evaluation Document (P.E.D.) FL# 8947.1, available at the
Florida Building Code website or Palram America’s website. Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance
(N.O.A.) can be downloaded at www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/ (NOA#17-0830.09).
Florida Building Code Website
www.FloridaBuilding.org
Miami-Dade County Website
www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/
Palram America’s Website
www.PalramAmericas.com/Hurricaneshutters.htm
T E C H N I C A L & I N S TA L L AT I O N G U I D E
A
OVERVIEW
Palram’s STORMLITE Hurricane Shutters are an attractive—and truly re-usable—alternative to plywood or corrugated
steel for protecting property during hurricane season. STORMLITE hurricane shutters provide glass-like clarity, superior
protection, and much better appearance.
STORMLITE Hurricane Shutters provide substantial benefits to users, compared to plywood or corrugated steel. Plywood is
heavy, has splinters, can warp after getting wet, and has limited life. Steel is heavy, has sharp edges, and is difficult to cut.
Plywood and steel completely block light and make it impossible to see outside or get an idea of what the local weather
situation is. STORMLITE Hurricane Shutters offer excellent light transmission and provide enough transparency to see out.
If desired, panels can be installed and left in place during the entire hurricane season. The system is easy to assemble,
extremely durable, and provides superior protection compared to both products. Unlike Plywood and Steel, STORMLITE
panels are also easy to remove and store during the off season.
B FEATURES AT A GLANCE
• “Clear as glass, strong as steel”
• 7 times lighter than similar size plywood panels
• High impact resistance
• Virtually unbreakable
• 10 year warranty
• Easy to install and store off season
• Will not de-laminate, rot or decay like plywood
• Blocks virtually 100% of harmful UV rays
• 75% light transmission allows natural light
• Lasts decades with minimal yellowing
transmission into your home or business or loss of light transmission
C APPLICATIONS
• Residential homes
• Commercial buildings
• Seasonal or year-round protection
D PALRAM HURRICANE SHUTTER PRODUCTS
• STORMTUF® Corrugated polycarbonate Hurricane Shutter.
• STORMLITE® Multi-wall Polycarbonate Hurricane Shutter.
E CODE APPROVALS
Florida Building
Code FL#
8947.1
Miami-Dade Co.
Florida NOA #
17-0830.09
Model
STORMLITE Hurricane Panels
Model
STORMLITE Hurricane Panels
Description
Large missile impact resistant
polycarbonate storm panel.
Description
Polycarbonate Storm Panel Shutter
Tests
Uniform Static Pressure TAS 202-94
Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading TAS 203-94
Large Missile Impact Test TAS 201-94
Yes
HVHZ Approved
Yes
Impact Resistant
Yes
Missile Impact
Rating
Large and Small Missile Impact
Design Pressure
+60 /-60
Design Pressure
+60/-60
Other
Consult P. E.D. FL#8947.1, avialable at:
www.FloridaBuilding.org. See Table 1 on
drawing 07-153 for design load x panel size.
Other
All information is available at:
www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/
(Approved Product Search NOA # 17-0830.09)
Limits of Use
Approved for use
in HVHZ
Approved for use
outside HVHZ
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Yes
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F
SIZES*
Thickness
Width
Length
16-mm
48"
96"
* Other sizes may be available from Stormlite Distributors.
G
SECTION DRAWING
48"
16mm (≈ .63")
H
HARDWARE†
#
Name
1
1/4" Panelmate
2
1/4" Washered Wing Nut
3
1" Bonded Rubber (EPDM) Sealing Washer
4
2" Fender Washer
(Required for FBC approved installation only)
5
Aluminum Channel
(Required for Miami-Dade approved installation only)
Drawing
† The hardware shown in the table above is typically used for direct-mount applications. Other optional fasteners are
available for direct-mount and other applications. Consult the Product Evaluation document (P.E.D.) FL# 8947.1 or
Miami-Dade NOA #17-0830.09 for specific requirements, details, and sizes for each type of application. P.E.D. FL# 8947.1can
be downloaded at www.FloridaBuilding.org. Miami-Dade NOA # 17-0830.09 can be downloaded at www.miami-dade.gov/
building code/.
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
TYPICAL ELEVATION
STORMLITE may be installed as single panel, vertically or horizontally. (Miami-Dade approved installation requires
aluminum channel. See NOA #17-0830.09, available at www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/)
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DESIGN PRESSURE TABLE
Maximum Panel Size
Designed Pressure (PSF)
Glass Separation (GS)
HVHZ
NON HVHZ
(See Note 9 on FL 8947.1 for
exceptions)
48" x 96"
+31 / -60
+60 / -60
2- 1/4"
48" x 96"
+60 / -60
+60 / -60
2- 1/4"
(inches)
ASTM E1996 Impact Rated “Level D”
TAS 201 Impact Rated “Large and Small Missile”
Refer to the FBC Product Evaluation Document (P.E.D.)FL# 8947.1 or Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA) # 17-0830.09
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K
TOOLS REQUIRED
Power Drill or
Screwdriver
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5/16" Drill Bit
3/16" Hex Nut Driver
Measuring Tape
DIRECT MOUNT APPLICATION
General Installation Overview
This booklet is intended to give a general overview of the most common FBC approved installation method.
Installations requiring Dade County approval require additional hardware.
Determine Panel Size
STORMLITE Hurricane Shutter size should be at least 3" wider and longer per each side. Measure window and add at least
6" at width and 6" at length of the panel as total size. Calculate final total width and length of the shutter and cut the
STORMLITE panel accordingly. Important Note: This system is not intended for window openings larger than 42" x 90".
12"
Wall
Fasteners no more
than 12" apart
Fasteners
6" Max.,
2" Min. from
corner edges
+ 3" (Min.)
Window
Height plus a
Minimum of
6 Inches =
Panel Length
Window
Opening
Window
Height
Window Width + 6 Inches =
Minimum Panel Width
12"
+ 3" (Min.)
Window
Width
+ 3"
(Min.)
96" maximum height per panel
No more
than 12"
apart
Framing Members or Studs
+ 3"
(Min.)
wall
Window
wall
42" Maximum Coverage Per Panel
General Fastening Information
STORMLITE panels are fastened directly to the structure using the Panelmate fastening system. Panelmate screws are
designed with a special hex-head on the end for easy installation. Fastener placement and spacing is first laid out on the
wall, making sure to align fasteners with framing members behind the outer wall.
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Fasteners should be spaced no further than 12" apart around the perimeter of the panel
(see illustration at bottom of previous page). Fasteners placed in corners should be a
minimum of 2" to a maximum of 6" from each edge of the corner of the panel. With fastener
placement marked on the wall, the sheet should then be positioned and held in place as
the panel is marked to match the marks on the wall that indicate fastener spacing. This
prepares the panel for pre-drilling. Remove the panel from the wall and drill a 5/16" hole at
each fastener mark. Be sure the placement of the Panelmate fastener will be in the hollow
flute area of the panel and not damage the interior flute walls (see illustration at left).
Panelmate screws should be installed in the wall using a hex-head socket and power screw
gun. After all fasteners are in place, position the sheet onto the wall so that the Panelmate
screws protrude through the pre-drilled holes in the panel. The panel is secured with a
rubber bonded galvanized washer and 1/4” wing nut as shown.
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TYPICAL MOUNTING ILLUSTRATIONS
The illustrations below are abbreviated versions of the detailed drawings that you will find in the Product Evaluation
Document (P.E.D.) FL# 8947.1 or Miami-Dade NOA # 17-0830.09. The Product Evaluation Document calls out specific details
such as dimensions, building materials, fastener types, and what should be used in which combination. P.E.D. FL# 8947.1 or
Miami-Daded NOA # 17-0830.09 is available for download at www.FloridaBuilding.org, or www.miamidade.gov respectively.
FBC Approved Hardware Sequence
Fixing
1/4" Panelmate
2" Fender Washer
1" EPDM Bonded Washer
1/4" Washered Wing Nut
(Miami-Dade approved installation requires aluminum channel. See
NOA #17-0830.09, available at www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/)
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Tighten wing nuts
so that washers are
firmly seated. Avoid
over-tightening
that results in panel
deformation (see
illustration above).
This could cause
failure over time.
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IDENTIFICATION OF UV PROTECTED SIDE
STORMLITE Sheets are UV-protected on one side only. A protective film on the panel indicates which is the UV protected
side. Before removing the film, the installer should mark the panels to indicate UV-protected side.
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MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Most normal dirt & dust accumulation is washed off by rain. Regular hosing of the panels with water is sufficient. In polluted,
oily environments, a mild household dishwashing detergent may be used as needed together with a soft rag or brush.
DO NOT USE A STIFF BRUSH, STRONG OR ABRASIVE CLEANING AGENTS, OR GLASS WINDOW CLEANERS TO CLEAN
STORMTUF PANELS AS THEY MAY SCRATCH OR CHEMICALLY ATTACK THE PANEL. USE OF INCOMPATIBLE CLEANING
TOOLS OR CLEANING AGENTS CAN VOID THE WARRANTY!
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FLAMMABILITY AND OTHER TEST QUALIFICATIONS
Palram polycarbonate panels offer good fire resistance. Their rating when tested according to a variety of international
fire rating standards is summarized in the tables below. For additional information please contact your Palram distributor.
Photocopies of certification will be provided upon request.
Test Designation
Test Parameter
Material Classification
ASTM E 84-04
Flame Spread Index
10
ASTM E 84-04
Smoke Developed Value
130
Classification
CC2
ASTM D 635-03
Note: ASTM E 84-04 test procedure is similar to UL-723, ANSI No. 2.5, NFPA No. 255, and UBC 42-1.
MIAMI DADE
NOA# 15-1207.07
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Q
EFFECTS OF CHEMICALS ON STORMLITE POLYCARBONATE
The effect of aggressive chemicals on STORMLITE differs significantly from that of chemicals on most metals. Chemical
corrosion of metals results in a gradual loss of surface material as a result of electrolytic reaction between the chemicals
and the metal.
Chemical attack on polycarbonate coverings occur, all or a portion of a range of effects can be observed. These include
dissolution, swelling, color change, and whitening. These effects may not always lead to product failure, especially for
non-loaded sheets. Nevertheless, mechanical properties of the panel will be adversely affected. The most critical effect
of chemical attack is stress cracking or crazing, which may range in size from being visible to the naked eye to being only
observable under a microscope. Stress cracks will always result in sheet failure and will emanate from areas under the
greatest amount of stress (screw fastening points, fixings, bends and arches, etc.).
The greatest danger is from the use of incompatible cleaning agents, or vapors within the facility or neighboring facilities.
For a detailed list of chemical compatibility, contact Palram Americas. Use of chemicals not on the list without the
expressed written consent of Palram may render all warranties null and void.
CORROSION RESISTANCE
Palram STORMLITE polycarbonate panels are corrosion free.
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TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYCARBONATE PANELS
Property
ASTM
Value
Units
Density Physical
D-1505
1.2
g/cm3
Water Absorption
D-570
0.15
%
24hr.@23oC
Tensile strength at yield
D-638
62
MPa
10 mm/min
Tensile strength at break
D-638
65
MPa
10 mm/min
Elongation at yield
D-638
7
%
10 mm/min
Elongation at break
D-638
>80
%
10 mm/min
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity
D-638
2300
MPa
1 mm/min
Flexural Strength Mechanical
D-790
93
MPa
1 mm/min
Flexural Modulus
D-790
1890
MPa
1.3 mm/min
Rockwell Hardness
D-785
118
R Scale
–
Long Term Service Temperature
–
-50 to +100
°C
–
Short Term Service Temperature
–
-50 to +120
°C
Heat Deflection Temperature
D-648
135
°C
1.82 Mpa
Vicat Softening Temperature
D-1525
150
°C
Load: 1 kg
Coefficient of Linear Thermal
Expansion
D-696
6.5
10-5/°C
–
–
2.3
W/m2 °K
–
D-1003
75
%
–
U-Value
Optical Light Transmission
Conditions
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