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FD60 certification for ‘double-acting’ doorsets

In what it dubs ‘a significant milestone for fire safety in healthcare environments’, Specialist Door Solutions (SDS) has confirmed its successful attainment of an FD60 pass for its ‘innovative’ double-acting doorset.

The FD60 rating certifies that these hospital doorsets, which come with a 10-year warranty, can effectively control the spread of fire for a minimum of 60 minutes when correctly installed. SDS says that obtaining an FD60 pass for the double-acting doorsets is a testament to its ‘rigorous testing and dedication’.  The company said: “The successful testing at Warringtonfire emphasises the paramount importance of primary testing in the certification of fire doors. When selecting fire doors, every component of the doorset, including vision panels and ironmongery, plays a crucial role in its certification. SDS advocates for purchasing complete, primary tested doorset packages – including ironmongery, as the most effective way to ensure a fire-compliant doorset.

“Primary test evidence, as demonstrated by the FD60 pass, assures that that the complete doorset has undergone a real-life burn-to-death fire test under strictly controlled conditions. SDS clients can now have confidence that these products will perform as required in the event of a fire, with testing subjecting doorsets to temperatures exceeding 900 °C.

Key Features of SDS Double Swing Door Systems include:

  • BM Trada Q-mark Certification – ensuring that the doors meet the highest performance and reliability standards.
  • 2 mm PVC postforming – ‘provides exceptional toughness and durability, ideal for the rigours of healthcare environments’.
  • A concealed closer combines functionality with aesthetics and hygiene, ‘without the complications of a floor spring or transom closer’.
  • Versatility – suitable for various healthcare settings – from corridors and wards, to operating theatres and treatment rooms.

 

 

 

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