Fire doors: seeing the end game
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Mark Cummings, deputy technical manager of Chiltern International Fire, discussses the role of fire testing in the overall design of a building.
Understanding the logistics of how components come together to make an end product, whether its a fire-rated doorset or a finished building, is an important part of fire resistance testing. Contrary to popular perception, testing is not solely an end in itself and the test process could contribute so much more if the project team were to consider fire testing as integral to the whole build process, almost a 'necessary evil'.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011
This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is a...
Spreading the message about the importance of fire doors should not be a once-a-year event. Hannah Mansell reports on the progress made in 2016 and what more can be done in 2017.
Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook
Chiltern International Fire's Product Assessor Simon Bailey discusses the role of passive fire protection (PFP) products, in the context of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and emphasises the need for correct installation to ensure performance and life safety.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012