UseHandrails, guardrails, balconies
ApplicationsMultifamily residential, industrial, hospitality, educational, institutional, commercial
CharacteristicsTransparency, high visibility, cost-effective, ideal in commercial projects
SizesHeight of top rail above walking surface: 42"
CertificationMeets IBC and ADA codes, U.S. International Building Code 2009/2012/2015 standards specific to guardrails, handrails and infill panel materials including glass
Interna-Rail® VUE railing for glass and acrylic infill panels is a post mounted glass system with glass panels held at the posts, rather than the top and bottom rails. This minimizes the number of horizontal rails required thus maximizing visibility.
|Uniform load||Concentrated load|
|Handrails||50 lbf/ft. applied in any direction||200 lbf. applied in any direction|
|Top Rails of Guards||50 lbf/ft. applied in any direction||Concentrated load of 200 lbf. applied in any direction|
|Infill Area of Guards||Horizontal concentrated load of 50 lbf. applied to 1 sq. ft. at any point in the system, including panels, intermediate rails, balusters, or other elements composing infill area|
*Uniform and concentrated loads need not be assumed to act concurrently
|Tempered Glass||ASTM C1048, Fully Tempered, Condition A, Type 1 (Transparent Flat Glass), Quality Q3. Products shall comply with properties indicated for class, thickness, and manufacturing process that have been tested for surface and edge compression according to ASTM C1048 and for impact strength according to 16 CFR 1201 for Category 2 materials.|
|Glass infill panel||To be 3/8 inch thickness, with maximum spacing between posts to be 4 ft.|
|Resin panels||To be acrylic, 3/8 inch thickness, from Lumicor or other architect approved vendor|
Unlike many other post-captured glass railing systems available, the railing frame of Interna-Rail® VUE is made of anodized aluminum, instead of stainless steel, which has a much lower cost-per-foot. Additional savings are created due to the fact that no holes are required in the glass as all glass panels are supported at the base. The glass itself is 3/8” glass, which is less costly when compared to shoe-mounted structural glass, which must use ½” glass to meet codes.
Materials and Finishes
|Posts||Aluminum 6005-T5, 1 ½" IPS (48.2 mm O.D.) Schedule 80 Wall (clear anodized)|
|Rails||Aluminum 6063-T6, 1 ½" IPS (48.2 mm O.D.) Schedule 40 Wall (clear anodized)|
|Fittings||Aluminum 6063-T6 (clear anodized)|
|Base Flanges||Cast aluminum|
|Fasteners||Stainless steel 304 alloy|
Infills are available in a variety of materials:
- Tempered glass, either monolithic or laminated
- Acrylic infill
Finishes come in a range of patterns, colors, and textures. Aluminum systems can be anodized with clear and bronze options, or powder-coated in almost any color.