Client: London Transport Museum
Type of works: supplied optically clear, 175-micron-thick LLumar® SCL SR PS7 safety film
When a glass panel on the mezzanine floor of the London Transport Museum in the heart of Londons Covent Garden shattered last year in a suspected case of spontaneous glass fracture, Alan Brooker, head of security and operations, took immediate steps to safeguard staff and visitors at the popular tourist attraction by calling an accredited LLumar dealer to specify a high performance safety film.
Optically clear, 175-micron-thick LLumar SCL SR PS7 safety film was chosen for the job. The mezzanine panels in the museum are vertical and required an edge retention system in addition to film. The LLumar dealer installed a proprietary siliconeglazing bead to hold the film to the frame, allowing the LLumar protective film to hold in place any shattered pieces of glass in the event of failure.
Some time after the installation, the museum again contacted the LLumar dealer following the failure of another panel on the mezzanine. This time, however, because the protective film was in place, the panel was safely and securely removed without damage or injury. Very impressive, said Rob Lansdown, head of systems and infrastructure at the museum. It did exactly what it said in the brochure!