CrossingGard® Emergency Response Grille
Model ERG-IBC for Security and Access Controlled Egress
per the IBC®
CrossingGard is the only code compliant Emergency Response Grille designed to help address both security and safety issues in public areas. CrossingGard provides the security
of a locked, rolling grille but immediately responds in an emergency situation to fully open automatically and allow safe escape. Available only from Cornell, the CrossingGard is always on duty to provide separation control, yet still allows access to an alternate means of escape.
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Now, having received Evaluation Report ESR-1167 from ICC-ES (International Code Council —Evaluation Service, Inc.), CrossingGard® Model ERG-IBC is the only Emergency Response Grille successfully evaluated for access-controlled egress per the International Building Code®, Section 1008.1.4.4.
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- ICC-ES evaluated as an access-controlled egress door per the International Building Code.
- Fail-safe emergency response capability. When an alarm is sounded, power is lost or if an emergency exit push-button station is activated, the CrossingGard immediately clears the path by returning the grille to its full open position without requiring an electric or battery power source.
- No manual locking or unlocking required. AutoLock automatically secures a closed grille by engaging upon attempt of forced opening. AutoLock remains disengaged during normal and emergency operation.
- No resetting is necessary to resume normal operation. Following an emergency situation, the CrossingGard can be repositioned to the closed position by activating “close” at the motor control station.
- Early Installation Option: Early/easy self-supporting installation system lets grilles to be mounted on factory supplied tubular members before walls are built and before there is a finished opening.
Sizes: Openings from 5' to 24' wide and 4' to 20' high.
Operation: Cornell FS M100 series motor operator supplied as standard to provide daily operation along with fail-safe automatic emergency opening capabilities without the use of batteries or a back-up power source. Operator can be recessed above a ceiling, as no mechanical resetting is required to resume normal operation.
AutoLock Mechanism: Concealed self-locking assemblies prevent forced opening of a closed grille. Lock mechanism will not interfere with normal electric, fail-safe or emergency response self-opening feature.
Materials: Open curtain, which allows air circulation, is formed with a series of horizontal rods 5/16" in diameter. Vertical separation between rods of 2". Rods are available in aluminum - mill, clear or color anodized finish, 300 series stainless steel or solid galvanized steel. Bottom bar is aluminum tubular section, stainless steel optional. Heavy duty guides of extruded aluminum sections and trim cover. Hoods are optional and usually omitted when curtain is recessed. Additional Material and Finishes information…
CrossingGard® Application Guidelines:
- Use CrossingGard ERG-IBC for applications where access-controlled egress is required. Its features include fail-safe emergency response opening capability and our unique AutoLock mechanism as well as an emergency exit push-button opening device, additional "push to exit" signage and the ICC-ES label indicating Cornell's evaluation number. These items must be installed as indicated for the CrossingGard to meet IBC code requirements. Additionally, activation by the emergency exit push-button station can be configured to activate a local horn and strobe alarm. Consult Cornell if other details regarding appropriate applications are required.
CrossingGard® Emergency Response Service Doors
Access-controlled means of egress door for areas where greater levels of security without for airflow or visibility are needed, and access to egress is desired. Fail safe: when an alarm is sounded, power is lost or if an emergency exit push-button station is activated, the CrossingGard Door automatically opens for access to egress. When access-controlled egress is code required, please use the CrossingGard Grille above. Note that CrossingGard Doors are not yet ICC-ES evaluated.
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Also, see our Grille Application Brochure.