Translucent wall at FMG Rolley Yard workshop, South Hedland, WA

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26 August 2013
Translucent wall at FMG Rolley Yard workshop, South Hedland, WA

This recently completed project will help you understand the benefits of our 74 mm polycarbonate system and showcases it’s suitability for top end commercial developments within cyclonic regions. Everbright E610 Ice White was used recently at the Forge Metal Group, Rowley Yard Project, South Hedland, Western Australia. This development was in a severe cyclonic region D, and consisted of the following areas:

2 x Large translucent tapering walls @ 6.5 m and 2.8 m (free span) x 60 m, with locking system LS2.5. See design loads, which shows you in more detail the different locking systems available. Our panels simply clip together making the installation process very rapid, as our product only requires to be joined every 600mm on site.

The total project area was approximately 660 square meters and the Everbright spans were 1.2 m.

The design brief for this new development was for a modern unique looking translucent system, that would be the signature statement for the whole development. Due to the nature of this facility the client was looking for a product that was self cleaning, impact and cyclone resistance. Additionally the selected material was required to have a long life span, superior thermal and acoustic performance characteristics.

Another major consideration was for a system that could provide as much natural light as possible for these areas and be ascetically pleasing. Everbright E610's increased free span capabilities, made our polycarbonate system an excellent choice for this development giving the desired results, as the Everbright system is one of the strongest translucent materials available in the world today. The Everbright E610 system gives a unique visual appearance and minimizes structural requirements making use of all the natural light available. Since less structure is required with our system less shadows are created, and as such the natural light translucency is at its full potential.

Our premiere product enhanced this development with its clean modern look, which provides a comfortable environment for all the staff at this new workshop.

Due to the nature of this application Ice white was the colour selected with 55% light transmissions and special UV coextruded heat absorbent resin providing a standard thermal performance of R-value 1.85.

Our polycarbonate system give a seamless and continuous line, with no steel frame work spoiling the visual effect. E610's integral locking bars hide the aspect of where a panel starts and where it finishes, so it becomes a continuous system giving a uniformed and conformed design feature. Creating an architectural flare, that isn't possible with any other polycarbonate system available on the market. E610 polycarbonate panels incorporate an excellent safety factor. All loading criteria are based on 0.75 kN/m² and a 50% safety factor as part of a standard specification detailing.

The Everbright E610 product has passed the AS4040.3 cyclone test performed at the James Cook University in Townsville QLD, endorsing the Everbright E610 superior panel strength. Our product passed this wind load test AS4040.3, 2385 mm double span, test pressure 3.33 kPa, design pressure 3.00 kPa and 1855 mm double span, test pressure 5.56 kPa, design pressure 5.00 kPa. Additional AS4040.3 cyclic strength test, where the Everbright product passed at a target design pressure of 7.96 kpa, with a ultimate load of 11.49 kpa. Concentrated load test AS4040.1, 4380 mm single span.

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