Concealment enhances fire safety

18 May 2017

Concealed door closers deliver a number of advantages over surface mounted devices when it comes to assuring reliability and continuous fire safety.

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to meeting the plethora of legislation, regulations and product performance standards that govern fire safety. They can also offer some distinct advantages over surface-mounted devices in assuring reliability and continued safety.

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic is available in standard and Free Swing versions.

Both models meet the requirements of BS EN 1154 and, as such, carry the CE mark. They have also been tested by an independent laboratory and proved to meet the requirements for one hour and half-hour fire doors under BS EN 1634-1, boast Certifire accreditation and are approved for use by the British Woodworking Federation under its fire door and doorsets scheme. Powermatic Free Swing has also been successfully type-tested to BS EN 1155.

Powermatic not only delivers impressive fire performance credentials, but also helps to assure continued operation of the fire door by reducing the risk of damage through vandalism. A damaged door closer can lead to failure of the fire door to perform the duty for which it is intended; to keep fire and smoke at bay.

Unlike surface-mounted door closers, Powermatic is totally concealed when the door is closed and unobtrusive when the door is open, with few visible parts on show. This reduces the temptation for it to be tampered with or targeted by a would-be vandal or prankster, making them suitable for a wide variety of situations.

Powermatic Free Swing offers the additional benefit of enabling doors to be operated manually and left open as desired; connected to the building’s 24-volt fire alarm system, once primed by opening the door to its maximum, the door closer remains inactive until the fire alarm is triggered, or there is a power failure, at which point it becomes active and the door is closed automatically at a controlled rate.

Powermatic door closers offer a host of benefits in performance and application that make them ideal for a wide variety of fire door applications in a wide range of commercial, hotel, health, care, education and housing developments.

Cobden Works
Leopold Street
B12 0UJ
Birmingham, West Midlands
United Kingdom

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Totally concealed when the door is closed, Powermatic controlled door closers deliver exceptional fire and accessibility performance together with many additional benefits which enhance safety and fire door reliability.

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Powermatic Free Swing

Powermatic Free Swing

Powermatic Free Swing controlled, concealed door closer offers all of the performance and benefits of the original Powermatic with the added feature of free swing capabilities, broadening the product's appeal for care homes and other projects.

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