Views:8 Author:D&D Hardware Publish Time: 2019-09-29 Origin:D&D Hardware
Fire rated doors are doors that meet the requirements for fire resistance stability, integrity and insulation for a certain period of time. The use of matching door hardware can maximize the effectiveness of the fire door. So we need door hardware that also has a fireproof effect. In order to play the role of normal opening and closing of the fire door in the event of fire, the fire door hinge must be certified to install the fire door. Some people may question "Why must we have a fireproof hinge to be installed on fire door? Why can't a general stainless steel hinge was installed on fire door?"
In response to the above questions, we explain why fire doors can only use certified hinges:
1. Why do we need to authenticate the hinge?
The new European standard EN 16034:2014 requires frames, door and door hardware must be tested and certified. The uses of fire-rated doors are not an option, but it is a legal obligation if installed on fire door.
2. How to verify the fire hinge?
2-1. Consider the impact on the fire to the door. The door must block the fire from at least 30 minutes, but usually withstand temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Celsius. The door is warped and charred, and there are often considerable air pressure differences on in sides of the door. Ordinary hinges will. Quickly deformed the fireproof certified hinge can be resisted by a temperature of 1000 ° C for 180 minutes and then exceeds the hose flow test: a 3 minute test in which the door is repeatedly subjected to water flow impact under pressure. D&D's fire hinges can still work normally through the above US UL and CE certification tests and can open the door normally.
2-2. When used with a door closer, the wear of the hinges is greatly increased. The rule of thumb is to increase the standard door closer by 20% and the backward checker to increase by 75%. The design of the fire door hinge takes this extra weight into account.
2-3. The absolute weight of the door. The standard hollow door weighs about 15 kg, while the 30-minute fire door usually weighs about 40 kg. Talking about the door for 60 or 120 minutes, the weight is constantly increasing! When trying to support this quality, ordinary hinges wear out quickly, and D&D's fire hinges can pass tests weighing up to 120 kilograms.
3. The difference between fire hinges and ordinary hinges
Through to test comparison, we can know:
Fire door hinges are manufactured to a high standard and offer outstanding performance in both everyday use and severe fire conditions. They come in a variety of finishes and have a long warranty and are durable. In the fire prevention function, the ordinary hinge has been burnt and deformed under fire. It is difficult for the firefighters to remove the deformed door by disassembling the hinge, and the fire hinge can keep the function of the door for a certain period of time. Speed up the rescue of firefighters and ensure the safety of personnel of the building.
D&D's Hinges tested to the most stringent international industry standards, including BS EN, CE, UL, ANSI and BHMA, Suitable for education, healthcare, hospitality, residential and commercial applications.
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