Fire tests are conducted by installing a door into a furnace and then heating it up by over 1000 degrees Celsius. The other side of the door is then measured with thermocouples to ensure that the surface of the door does not exceed 140 degrees Celsius. The test is carried out for 30 minutes, which is the requirement to achieve the British Standard EN1634-1 certification. Our door withstood over 30 minutes of fire and did not exceed a surface temperature of 140 degrees Celsius – meaning it passed and was granted with the certification.
The PAS24 static pressure test is conducted by pressing down on critical points of the door such as the hinges, lock and door leaf. It was pressed with a force of 600kg and it was required to not deflect more than 10mm. Our door did not exceed the limit therefore it passed and was awarded with the BSI EN1627:2011 (RC3) Certification.
The PAS24 dynamic test is conducted by ramming the critical points of the door with a heavy steel bar. These points included the hinges, lock and door leaf. The door resisted all hits from the ram and therefore it passed and was awarded with the BSI EN1627:2011 (RC3) Certification.
The PAS24 manual attack is conducted by allowing the door to be attacked by various tools for a set period of time. All angles of the door are attacked including the hinges, lock and door leaf. The attacker was unable to force entry in the required time, thus giving the door a pass and awarding it with the BSI EN1627:2011 (RC3) Certification.
The LPS1175 SR2 test is conducted by attacking the door with heavy tools such as crowbars, chisels and hammers for a set period of time. The door withstood all the attacks it was hit with and the attacker was unable to break in. This awarded the door with a pass and granted it the LPS1175 SR2 certification.
FORT Security door is fitted into the wind and water testing stand.
Wind tests are conducted by installing the door into a sealed box and filling it with compressed air. Then the number of cubic meters of air that passes through the seals per hour is measured and our door reached the highest classification.
Water tests are conducted by having the door installed into a sealed box and having it sprayed with water from the inside – imitating the conditions of a storm. To pass, the door must not allow any water to get through and our door passed this test.
FORT Security door is fitted into the sound testing laboratory.
Sound proof tests are conducted by installing a door to a wall, and on one side of the door, emitting different wave lengthsof sounds from dozens of speakers – with the decibels being measured by a precise microphone. Onthe other side of the door,the intensity of the sound is measured with second microphone, which then feeds the data into a computer software so that the sound proofing of the door can be accurately measured. The test result demonstrated that the door achieved the sound insulation requirements of 43dB and thus was awarded with a pass.
FORT Security door during its lengthy durability testing cycle.
Durability tests are conducted by attaching a motor to the door, handle and keylock. The door is then put through a cycle of being unlocked, opened, closed and then locked again continuously. Our door was able to complete this cycle over 300,000 times, after which the test was concluded. With proper maintenance, our door will be able to last over 50 years of use.