Meeting fire door specs

Yale Door and Window Solutions has tested a number of its products to meet the FD60 fire door specification.

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 25%.

This doorset assembly now allows architects, specifiers and OEMs to be FD60-compliant, helping to defend buildings against the spread of fire, the company said.

When designing and developing this suite of hardware Yale worked closely with its sister company Lorient, using its 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).

Brett Evans, technical director for door hardware at Yale Door and Window Solutions, said: “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 and commercial director for Yale, said: “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.”