The products must be able to withstand a fully developed fire and prevent the fire from spreading between, for example, an apartment and a staircase.
Testing is performed according to EN 1634-1 which describes a method for determining the fire resistance of doors, openable windows, gates, and shutters which are mounted in vertical constructions. The standard must be read together with EN 1363-1. To get the most out of tests, RISE is happy to help you choose what to test to reach as wide field of application as possible. By studying extended field of application standards such as EN 15269-2 for steel doors and EN 15269-3 for wooden doors, we can cover a range of doors with as few tests as possible.
The test specimen is mounted in a supporting construction which is selected based on the door construction and how the door is to be used in practice. For doors that must meet the requirements for insulation, thermocouples are mounted on the non-fire-exposed side of the door. For doors where the temperature on the non-fire side can exceed 300 °C, the radiation can also be measured.
The door with the supporting construction is placed on a vertical furnace which is then heated according to the standard fire source curve which is described in EN 1363-1. The test then lasts as long as you wish to get it approved for. You can also extend the test time slightly and then get better conditions for subsequent assessments of similar constructions. During testing, the following requirements for the product are investigated:
E = Integrity (tightness) i.e. flames, openings and hot gases
I1 and I2 = Thermal insulation
W = Radiation
Testing takes place in Borås or Trondheim.
After testing, a test report with the results is delivered in Swedish/Norwegian or English. The report can be used as a basis for a classification according to EN 13501-2, which in turn can be used in declaring fire performance in connection with CE-marking or a Swedish type approval. Read more about CE-marking of doors here.
The classification standard EN 13501-2 defines the classes that can be used in Europe and the classes in the table below can be applied to doors, openable windows, gates, and shutters. National authorities in the member states can choose not to use all classes, which is why it is important to check which classes are of interest before testing.
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Fire resistance tests for doors, windows, gates, and shutters
Fire safety, Risk and safety
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