Aluminum Burn Clip (AB)

Clips melt away under intense heat, allowing a fire-damaged structure to collapse, while keeping the firewall barrier in place to protect the adjacent units

The clips are used to hold the area separation wall assembly in place at the floor, roof and truss line between adjacent units.

Description

ClarkDietrich Aluminum Burn Clips are used as part of the ClarkDietrich H-Stud Area Separation Wall assembly and are designed to melt and break away when exposed to fire. The clips are used to hold the area separation wall assembly in place at the floor, roof and truss line between adjacent units.

Should a fire break out in one unit, the Aluminum Burn Clips on the fire-ridden side of the area-separation wall will melt, allowing the wall structure for that side to collapse. The Aluminum Burn Clips on the non-fire side will remain intact and hold the area separation wall in place as a barrier to contain the fire within the unit of origin.

Other custom Breakaway Clip lengths available
* For use with 3 Hour Design Assembly based on GA File No. ASW 2600 (USG)

Check listed Fire Rated Assembly Reports (in Technical Data Tab) for details of construction, thickness and length of required burn clips.

  • Tested and approved with most major gypsum and shaftliner manufacturers
  • Must be used in conjunction with H-Stud Area Separation Wall Assembly
  • Prepunched for easy attachment
Technical Data

Check listed Fire Rated Assembly Reports below for details of construction, thickness and length of required burn clips.

CLARKDIETRICH Area Separation Wall FIRE-RATED INFORMATION

2 Hour Design Assembly:

Intertek Fire-Rated Design - 2 Hours, Non-Bearing Symmetrical Area Separation Wall - LISTING INFORMATION of ClarkDietrich Steel 'H' Stud and 'U' Track Fire-resistance-rated Area Separation Wall Assemblies (9/7/16)

Installation

Installation

  1. Attach an aluminum burn clip to the completed area-separation wall assembly.
  2. One clip should be located at each H-stud on both sides of the wall.
  3. Attach the aluminum burn clip to the H-stud with a screw.
  4. Attach to the adjacent framing with a screw or a nail, as applicable.
  5. Confirm that the wall is plumb and then secure the assembly to the adjacent wall using aluminum burn clips on both sides of the wall. Make sure to leave a 3/4" gap between the area separation wall and adjacent wall. Clip spacing is dependent on the height of the wall. Wall assemblies can be stacked to a maximum height of 50' or per the details of the applicable UL assembly.

Check listed Fire Rated Assembly Reports (in Technical Data Tab) for details of construction, thickness and length of required burn clips.

Submittals

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Product Code Description
AB, AB63, AB40 Aluminum Burn Clip

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