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Utility requirement

Fire doors have been fitted to battery rooms at the utility company ScottishPower. The energy generator required a number of fire doors across four sites with a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system, with the aim of reducing the spread of fire and enabling safe egress from a building. Besides the safety of staff, it was also important for the doors to be aesthetically pleasing due to the age of the sites. Also it was imperative that the locking elements of the hardware were fire-rated, for the doors and hardware to both be able to withstand a fire.

The physical security product company Abloy UK says that its range of steel fire doors come with a non-combustible core, include single and double leaf configurations and can be certified latched or unlatched depending on size and configuration. The doors are tested to BS 476 Part 22 and EN 1634-1:2008, as well as being Certifire compliant and thus audited and approved for conformity.

Richard Linton, Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineer at ScottishPower is responsible for site visits and surveys, reviewing of suppliers and dealing with enquiries from clients.

On the install, Richard Linton said: ‘We have a long standing relationship with Abloy UK; their brand is well known within the market so when we discovered they could offer a complete compliant solution, we arranged a meeting to discuss this further. At the initial meeting we talked about several options in regards to compliance, security and health and safety. Abloy UK offered the full package with supply, delivery, removal, survey and install.”

The makers add that the Abloy Door range covers pre-engineered steel and timber security door sets, for internal or external use on a variety of building applications.



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