Committed to improving fire safety in residential, commercial and public buildings, Yale Door and Window Solutions have successfully tested a number of its products to meet the FD60 fire door specification.
Fire doors are one of the most fundamental elements of a building’s passive fire protection, acting as the first line of defence in a fire. They provide those vital minutes for occupants to evacuate the building safely. The FD60 specification tests doorsets to withstand at least 60 minutes protection against fires. Yale’s AutoEngage multi-point door lock, KM TS007 1-star Cylinder, TS008 letterplate and TS007 2-star handle were collectively fitted and tested on a 54mm door with Lorient’s intumescent seal, passing the test requirements of BS 476-22:1987 and exceeding the FD60 time test by an additional 25%.
This doorset assembly now allows architects, specifiers and OEMs to be FD60-compliant, helping to defend buildings against the spread of fire. Brett Evans, Technical Director for Door Hardware, comments: “We have a wide range of products that are designed to assist with fire doorset accreditation. Each product can make a critical difference, as without these seemingly small pieces of hardware, the effectiveness of a fire doorset can be significantly reduced.”
Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director, adds: “Meeting FD60 in doorsets with so many of our products helps to reinforce the quality of our door hardware and is another example of our continued effort to provide customers with products they can trust.”
To find out more about Yale’s full range of fire door safety products, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk
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