Passive Fire Protection To better understand passive fire protection we need to firstly understand the concepts of “Compartmentalization” and “Flashover”. Compartmentalization is the process of dividing large areas into smaller areas such as rooms within a level of a building.
One of the main issues with fire doors is identifying what a door is when the only information you have available is the door itself, no records and no compliance tag. This problem exists for the manufacturer trying to counter
(the information in this blog entry relates to fire doors in Australia with relevant Australian Standards being AS1905.1, AS1530.4 and AS1851) I was recently involved in a project where a service company inspected fire doors and subsequently informed the building
One of the biggest mistakes I have seen in the fire door industry is people unknowingly installing a fire door upside down, back to front or both upside down and back to front. It’s just a door isn’t it? Does
1. What are edge strips? Edge strips are basically strips of timber which frame the outside of the fire door. Edge strips are predominantly pine or finger jointed timber and should be free of bowing, twists, knot holes and other