The following session, known as a ‘Product Module’ relates to a specific product to be used for fire protection. The presentation looks generically at the types of protection and the method of installation for the protection system. This product module looks specifically at ‘Fire Rated Composite Doorsets’.
The composite doorset module provides an introduction to the fire rated composite doors used in some buildings and their installation requirements. The module also looks at how the correct installation of the doorset is important to prevent fire spread through a building. The module is run at a general level and assumes some knowledge of fire doors and the building regulations.
The first part of the fire rated composite doorset module provides an introduction as to why doorsets are required, the definition of a doorset and the requirements of the building regulations. This section is followed by details of how the fire rated composite doorsets are tested.
The next section examines the variation of door types available, examines the supporting construction as part of the doorset system, the doorframe installation – not forgetting the wall to frame gap, hanging of doors and doorset configuration.
The following sections look at the door hardware that may be incorporated on the doorset, the intumescent and smoke seals essential to the doors performance, the vision panel including overpanels and sidepanels.
The final part deals with the important issue of maintenance for doorsets.