Tex Maxiview Glazing

Tex Maxiview is a high performance glazing solution used for air traffic control rooms. The design inputs and specialist configurations guarantee the maximum field of view and a high-performance glazing system.

 

 


Maximum optical clarity, maximum field of view

  • Versatile glazing frame solutions
  • Heated glazing solution
  • Butt joint glazing (retained at the head and sill only)
  • Maximise field of view
  • Maximise glazed area
  • Minimise mullions & transoms
  • Minimise distortion
  • Reduce reflections
  • Acoustic attenuation
  • Control cab environment
  • Configurable glass build-up

Maximum optical clarity is achieved using high-performance Tex Maxiview, set at a slanted angle of 15° to minimise distracting reflections within the control room.

Tex Maxiview is a multi-part laminate comprising of an outer layer of green-tinted glass, inner layer(s) of clear glass and inter-layers of Polyvinyl butyral that carry the ultra-fine heating elements for demisting and removing condensation. The heating elements are thermostatically controlled and supplied complete with digital controller and central control panel. Tex Maxiview glazing is configured specifically to the locality and prevailing conditions to ensure optimum performance.

 

Tex Maxiview can be chemically toughened to ensure against thermal shock and to provide increased glass performance at specified design loads including seismic loading, positive wind loading and negative wind loading (suction). Numerous factors are configured, such as optical clarity, light transmittance, outdoor reflectance, indoor reflectance, UV transmittance, absorption, solar control, shading coefficient, U-value, acoustic attenuation, thermal insulation, power consumption and heat performance.

 

Air traffic control room designs are engineered to achieve the maximum field of view. Structural steel posts are minimised, window apertures are maximised, and cantilevered structures and reinforcements are technically calculated. Supersized trapezoidal glazing panels with fine butt joint glazing are frequently used to eliminate horizontal and vertical mullions. This arrangement often precludes insulated glazed units (IGU) due to deflections.