A pull out emergency panel can be used for larger panels where Safeglass is just not strong enough. Safeglass is great on smaller panels but becomes unstable over larger sizes since it is designed to be easy to break. On large panels (over about 260 x 160mm) it is weak and will break too easily.
To combat this, we have developed a stronger Safeglass, called Safeglass PS. It is much stronger – so much so, that it is too difficult to break. We have to make it weaker. One way to do this is to cut grooves into the part so that it breaks in specific places.
There is another way – we have developed a pull out emergency panel consisting of different materials. It is:
- Safe to use
- Easy to fit
- Simple, uncluttered design
The Safeglass PS pull out panel consists of 2 parts – a thick, outer frame and a thinner inner panel. Small recesses are cut into the frame and these are filled with notches from the inner panel. There is a finger hole in the inner panel.
To use the breakglass, put your finger into the hole and pull. The panel breaks at the notches and recesses, the weakest part of the panel.
We know this sounds very simple – but as with all development work, it took a while to get right.
How is a pull out emergency part used?
Safeglass PS Pull Out emergency panels can be used in all the places traditional break glass is used – Emergency Door Release, Fire Extinguishers, Hammer Boxes, Emergency Equipment Covers.
What is new is that now you can have a larger breakglass panel which is safe and easy to break. In the past, toughened glass was used or large pieces of plastic scored with crosses. The pull out panel has less compromises than the other materials.
The new Pull Out panels do not need any further scores and are easy to break in an emergency. The panel pulls away cleanly from the emergency equipment making it accessible. There are no sharp shards.
We think they are the ideal solution for large breakglass panels. Click here for more our pull out emergency panel case study.