Strebord fire door certified after one million cycle test

  • 2 Jul 2015

As part of the certification process, the Strebord product was subjected to a one million cycle test, demonstrating its durability by achieving a class 8 performance under the standard.

The cycle test

The Strebord was subjected to a one million cycle test to demonstrate its durability

Key ironmongery elements used for the cycle test included Winkhaus AV2 lock. Capable of meeting the requirements of ‘Secured by Design’, the lock excelled when put to the test, demonstrating its life cycle performance within a Strebord door core.

The test was conducted with Falcon’s standard 4mm core, whilst the fixings utilised were all as boxed and the leaf was produced by a third party manufacturer who produced the dorset to their standard production procedures.

The doorset was then removed from the BM TRADA testing rig and subjected to a 30 minute fire resistance test to BS EN 1634-1 to see if the door could still prevent the spread of fire after years of continuous operation.

The test was successful, with the Strebord maintaining integrity for a full 48 minutes before it ceased to satisfy the testing criteria. The leaf was unlatched, opening into the furnace, this being the most onerous configuration.

The results

The test demonstrated the ability of the Strebord product to continue to meet its requirements as a fire door after years of daily use.

Mark Percival of Falcon Panel Products commented: “By adding this extension to the Strebord scope and adding the BM TRADA Q-Mark Enhanced Lifetime Performance certification we are demonstrating to the market the strength and durability of the Strebord product and reinforcing its position as a market leading brand.

“Falcon Panel Products is the only company that complies and holds this certification. Our approach is one of responsible and assured supply.”

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