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FD60 - Crucial In Fire Door Safety

TS007 2 Star Door Handle
24 January 2020 | Updated 27 January 2020
 

Yale Door and Window Solutions has successfully tested a number of its products to meet the FD60 fire door specification as part of a commitment to improving fire safety in residential, commercial and public buildings.

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.

 

Door furniture

 

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.

 

Simulation

 

When designing and developing this suite of hardware Yale worked closely with sister company Lorient, utilising an indicative furnace to test product performance. The furnace allows fire resistance properties of building materials to be tested in accordance with BS 476-22 (method of test for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction) and EN 1363-1 (fire resistance test standard).

 

Critical difference

 

Brett Evans, Technical Director for Door Hardware at Yale Door and Window Solutions, says: “Here at Yale, 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.

“All of us at Yale are incredibly proud to have this suite of hardware far exceed the FD60 test, further reinforcing our responsibility to our fire door safety commitments.”

 

Trusted

 

Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director for Yale, adds: “This certification is a recognised guarantee of product performance, letting our customers know that our products have been independently tested to ensure they conform to the required standards. For architects, specifiers and OEMs looking for a complete doorset solution, incorporation of this combination of Yale hardware provides assured security, safety and peace of mind.”

Picture: TS007 2 Star Door Handle - just one of the door furniture products Yale has had tested to FD60.

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 24 January 2020

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