EMSHIELD

By: Joint Sealants  09-12-2011
Keywords: Walls, Expansion Joint

Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes

• 2 or 3-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• For concrete, concrete block or gypsum walls
• 26 Colors

1/2"  to  6"
(12 - 150mm)

• Pick-Resistant
• For concrete or concrete block walls
• 2 Colors (Tru-White, Limestone)

1/2"  to  6"
(12 - 150mm)
 
EMSHIELD Deck/Floor Systems:

• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• No anchors
• No fire-blankets
• No gutters

• Installed from above--no utility lifts or overhead holding labor required
• No obstructions from columns or under slab mechanical items
• Joint face adhered
• Watertight
Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes


1/2"  to  4"
(12 - 100mm)

• 1 or 2-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• 100% Movement (+/-50%)
• Sound-dampening recommended
• Integral coverplate
4"  to  10"
(100 - 250mm)
• 2 or 3-Hour, Built-In Fire-Rating (UL 2079)
• 50% Movement (+/-25%)
• Pick-Resistant
1/2"  to  4"
(12 - 100mm)
EMSHIELD Split Slab, Plaza, Podium Systems:
• UL/ULC Certified to UL 2079
• Meets ASTM E119, E1399, E1966
• No invasive cover plate anchors
• No fire-blankets
• No gutters
• Integral flashing sheets tie-in to deck waterproofing membrane
• Installed from above--no utility lifts or overhead holding labor required
• No obstructions from columns or under slab mechanical items
• Watertight
Product Image Product Distinctions Joint Sizes
• For Split-Slabs, Plaza Decks, Podium Decks
• Up to 2-Hour Built-In Fire-Rating
• Watertight integration with deck waterproofing
• 100% Movement (+/-50%)
4" to 10"
(100 - 250mm)

EMSHIELD is a family of UL 2079 fire-rated, multi-function, single-install expansion joint products to meet evolving building science.

With EMSHIELD, EMSEAL has built the fire rating into the joint.

These single install products eliminate the need for fire-blankets, mineral wools, and fire-caulks.

The role of floors and walls goes far beyond just separating spaces.

Exterior walls are now a vital part of the energy performance plan for structures.

Interior walls and floors are a vital part of the life-safety and interior environmental controls of the structure.

Structural expansion joints and other component joints are gaps in wall and floor assemblies.

The EMSHIELD product line provides all of the performance expectations of the wall or floor assembly in a single installation.

EMSHIELD eliminates the need for additional fire blankets, mineral wools, liquid sealants, cover plates, or other fire stopping materials.

INDEPENDENT TESTING and CERTIFICATION: Only UL 2079 tests expansion joint movement (cycling expansion and contraction) during fire-rating testing. This is crucial because expansion joints move. Non-UL tests do not combine movement and fire blocking and therefore do not adequately test the integrity of the expansion joint in simulated real world conditions. Demand UL/ULC UL 2079 testing and certification in any life-safety application where an expansion joint needs to be fire-rated.

FIRE RATING AND LIFE SAFETY

SOUND ATTENUATION
ASTM E413 (Classification for Rating Sound Insulation)

ASTM E90 (Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements)

WIND, WATER, AIR PRESSURE
ASTM E-330 (Structural Performance of Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference—Gust Loads)

ASTM E-331 (Water Penetration of Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference)

ASTM E-283 (Rate of Air Leakage Through Curtain Walls)

PROJECT REFERENCES:

EMSHIELD Product Overview Sheet

Design/System/Construction/Assembly Usage

Keywords: Expansion Joint, Walls

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09-12-2011

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Expansion joints and precompressed joint sealants by EMSEAL. 120 Carrier Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 5R1.