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Title: Fire Doors And Ways To Maintain It


What Is A Fire Door? Fire doors have the
approval of the authorities and come with a
specific fire rating. The checking authorities
test the doors against the fire, flames, heat,
and smoke for a significant time that determines
the fire ratings. The ratings can be different
such as 45 minutes, 1-1/2 hour, 3hours, or
4hours. The time signifies that the door can
withstand the fire and flames up to the specified

Why Maintaining A Fire Door Is Vital? Maintenance
of the fire doors is essential as it can play a
significant role in protecting the lives of the
occupants. You need to maintain the fire doors
Ireland in compliance with the codes drafted by
the NFPA. The fire doors prevent the fire from
spreading and offer ample time to the occupants
to vacate the building during the fire emergency.
Hence, the maintenance of fire doors is crucial.

Visual Inspection For ensuring the integrity of
the fire doors, visual inspection is necessary.
You must check that all the mounting and assembly
bolts are placed properly. Then, you should check
that the fusible links are places as per the
instruction of the manufacturers. Besides, check
that the fusible links and sash chains must not
be painted. Finally, give a check that there must
not be any visible damage.
Operational Check The next thing you must do an
operational check. Open and close the door
multiple times to ensure that it is operating
properly. Further, you can be able to identify
the damaged parts that may create an issue during
the fire emergency. Besides, the operational
check will let you know if it is balanced
properly or not. Further, you can solve these
issues before going for the drop test.
Drop Test The next thing you need to conduct is
a drop test. You should conduct the test annually
to ensure that your fire doors Irelands are
closing accurately during the emergency. The test
will ensure that the door will get fully closed
by resting on the seal. The speed of closing
should not be less than 6inch per second or must
not exceed 24inches per second.
Door Reset If you find any issues with the door,
then you must reset it as per the instruction set
by the manufacturers. After the reset, perform
the open and close of the doors. You must conduct
a drop test too to check the fire door is working
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