Fire doors are an essential feature of a building’s passive fire prevention system, and they can help save lives by allowing people to evacuate swiftly when necessary. The fire protection system depends heavily on fire doors. They efficiently stop the spread of fire and smoke within a building and provide occupants ample time to flee a burning structure. Fire rescue teams can go in and out of buildings more easily due to fire doors.
Automatic closing mechanisms are installed in fire doors. Although spring-loaded self-closing hinges are also available, they are often substantial metal arms that attach to the door and door frame. Particular fire-rated hinges must be installed since fire doors are heavy. These hinges support the door’s hefty weight and keep it from distorting.
Materials that withstand fire are used to make fire doors. The manufacture of a fire door frequently includes the use of glass, gypsum, steel, lumber, vermiculite boards, and aluminum. Often these doors are made of solid wood. Some producers additionally encase them in the fire-resistant glass once more. A 60-minute period of high heat may be applied to this glass installation before it softens. The right regulating organizations must certify the fire doors made by manufacturers. A marking designating each piece of the fire door set as fire-regulated equipment will be present.
The fire-resistant features of the door are what set a fire door apart from a regular door. Despite the fact that wooden fire doors resemble conventional doors, you can usually tell them apart because of a sizable metal closing mechanism that is attached to both the door and the frame. Fire-rated hinges hold fire doors in place without warping since they are also significantly heavier than standard doors.
Typically, fire doors are at least 10mm thicker than standard doors. This is because of the materials used in their construction and the additional 10mm’s ability to offer fire resistance. However, they may still be fitted and adorned like ordinary doors. Fire doors can still be customized using standard paints and varnishes to match the inside of the building.
Fire doors are made to contain flames and prevent their spread across a building. Residents have a better chance of escape if the fire is contained to portions of the building that are fire-resistant. They provide a fire barrier when they are closed. They provide a path of escape when they are open. They make it safe for fire rescue crews to enter and aid in the containment of the fire because of their sturdy construction and fire-resistant features.
In order to defend against fire and provide safety, fire doors are crucial. There are certain fire door rules that you must follow, regardless of whether you want to utilize them in a household or commercial setting. Fire doors might malfunction and become unusable if these rules are not followed. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with or consult FPCS if you need further details about fire doors. The specialists in our team can offer advice or install the doors according to specifications.