Passive Fire Protection
ClarkDietrich offers BlazeFrame® RipTRAK™, the latest addition to the company’s BlazeFrame Fire Stop product line.
BlazeFrame RipTRAK is a UL-approved fire-rated head-of-wall deflection track for both roof and wall assemblies. Available in 1- and 2-hour rated systems, the product has an offset shoulder that represents the thickness of the wall material. A second piece of board is fit flush to the fluted deck or slab and is then attached to the shoulder, which allows the deck and the product to move in relation to the wall studs. This also allows the outer, overlapping board (the rip board) that is attached to the BlazeFrame RipTRAK to slide over the primary wall board material for a high degree of deflection.
BlazeFrame RipTRAK meets UL 2079 as well as ASTM E1966. It is offered in 33 mils, 43 mils, 54 mils and 68 mils with web sizes of 2 1/2”, 3 5/8", 4", 6" and 8".
BlazeFrame RipTRAK is accompanied by RipTRAK Clips, which are attached to both inside bottom legs of the RipTRAK from the outside to fasten the stud to the track. The clips reinforce any stud to track connection while still allowing deflection.