Yale Door and Window Solutions offers hardware suite to meet FD60 as part of a fire doorset specification Committed to improving fire safety in residential, commercial and public buildings, Yale Door and Window Solutions has successfully tested a number of its products to meet the FD60 fire door specification. Fire doors are one of the most fundamental elements of a building’s passive fire protection, acting as the first line of defence in a fire. They provide those vital minutes for occupants to evacuate the building safely. The FD60 specification tests doorsets to withstand at least 60 minutes protection against fires. Yale’s AutoEngage multi-point door lock, KM TS007 1-star Cylinder, TS008 letterplate and TS007 2-star handle were collectively fitted and tested on a 54mm door with Lorient’s intumescent seal, passing the test requirements of BS 476-22:1987 and exceeding the FD60 time test by an additional 25%. This doorset assembly now allows architects, specifiers and OEMs to be FD60-compliant, helping to defend buildings against the spread of fire. When designing and developing this suite of hardware Yale worked closely with its sister company Lorient, utilising its indicative furnace to test product performance. The furnace allows fire resistance properties of building materials to be tested in accordance with BS 476-22 (method of test for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction) and EN 1363-1 (fire resistance test standard). Brett Evans, Technical Director for Door Hardware at Yale Door and Window Solutions, comments: “Here at Yale, we have a wide range of products that are designed to assist with fire doorset accreditation. Each product can make a critical difference, as without these seemingly small pieces of hardware, the effectiveness of a fire doorset can be significantly reduced. “All of us at Yale are incredibly proud to have this suite of hardware far exceed the FD60 test, further reinforcing our responsibility to our fire door safety commitments.” Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director for Yale, adds: “Meeting FD60 in door sets with so many of our products helps to reinforce the quality of our door hardware and is another example of our continued effort to provide customers with products they can trust. “This certification is a recognised guarantee of product performance, letting our customers know that our products have been independently tested to ensure they conform to the required standards. For architects, specifiers and OEMs looking for a complete doorset solution, incorporation of this combination of Yale hardware provides assured security, safety and peace of mind.” To find out more about Yale’s full range of fire door safety products, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk or call 01902 366800. For product information and updates, follow @YaleDWS on Twitter.