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Louver Designed To Protect Against Hurricane Conditions
The new EME5625MD louver from Ruskin, a 5-inch vertical stationary louver, is engineered to provide added protection to buildings during hurricane conditions. In compliance with Miami-Dade standards, the EME5625MD is constructed of extruded aluminum, is low maintenance and offers high resistance to corrosion.
The EME5625MD is designed to meet a wind load of 160 psf. Its 1.25-inch vertical blade spacing prevents penetration of wind-driven rain, earning a Class A efficiency rating at 50 mph. The louver meets the AMCA 550 standard, which is tested up to wind speeds of 110 mph and a rain fall rate of 8.8-inches per hour. It also meets the AMCA 540 Enhanced Protection standard for “Missile Level E” impact (nine-pound 2x4 at 55 mph), which is required for critical/essential facilities and safe rooms, such as hospitals, police stations and community centers.
Testing at these levels demonstrates the advanced protection this louver can deliver under extreme weather conditions, as it is AMCA-certified for both wind-driven rain protection and air performance.
“The EME5625MD louver is designed to give buildings an additional level of protection during extreme weather events,” said Jim Smardo, director, architectural solutions at Ruskin. “These tested and proven louvers are highly resistant to hurricane conditions and help prevent additional structural damage.”
This model is also available in round and triangular configurations. As part of its commitment to quality, Ruskin covers all its products, including the new EME5625MD, with a limited five-year warranty from the date of delivery.