UNI ENV 1627-30
The exceptional increase in demand has lead to the need to establish precise technical standards for the manufacture and installation of armoured doors, standards that are capable of demonstrating the security level of the product through universally accepted and objective criteria.
The tests, designed in a manner that enables them to be carried out by each supplier, constitute the fundamental tool for guaranteeing the quality that the manufacturer is obliged to give consumer.
The old “UNI 9569” standard, now being replaced by the new “UNI-ENV 1627-30” European Standard, expressed this particular concept, and still does.
Standard “UNI-ENV 1627-30” specifies that in order for an armoured door to be certified, it must be subjected to conventional and realistic resistance testing.
CONVENTIONAL tests verify the resistance of the product to a series of static and dynamic loads, which quite often highlight the discrepancies of underdesigned structures.
The REALISTIC tests simulate an attack by a burglar equipped with a specific set of tools and following a specific breaking-in strategy. The tests verify the resistance of the sample in terms of the time required to overcome its defences.
Only armoured doors that pass these tests can be defined as being certified and, on the basis of the test results, be given one of SIX resistance classes.
• CLASS 1: Front doors with normal risk, door to storeroom housing low value \ merchandise.
• CLASS 2: Front doors with high risk, offices and industrial buildings.
• CLASS 3: Front doors with high risk, offices and industrial buildings, villas.
• CLASS 4: Doors to bank offices, watchmakers, villas, industrial plants and laboratories, hospitals.
• CLASS 5: Doors to banks, watchmakers, jewellers, protecting reserved documents, military establishments, embassies.
• CLASS 6: Doors to banks, watchmakers, jewellers, protecting reserved documents, military establishments, embassies, nuclear plants.
In order to demonstrate its commitment to providing solutions capable of offering both QUALITY and SECURITY in line with these standards
Blinfort has divided its entire production into three resistance classes:
CLASS 2 • CLASS 3 • CLASS 4, which can be identified in models:
EN ISO 140-3 e EN ISO 717-1
Soundproofing in buildings is extremely important for the health, well-being and privacy of those in it.
The SOUND INSULATION COEFFICIENT of an entrance door to a dwelling is of major importance, in that a man’s home constitutes a shield protecting his autonomy and independence from the outside world, enabling him to relax and rest in the intimacy of his own private universe.
In line with this concept, Blinfort, attentive and sensitive to the needs of the consumer, has decided to entrust samples of its entire range (DAVIDE • ERCOLE • SANSONE) to a leading authorised institute to measure their SOUND INSULATION properties.
Thanks to the internal sound insulation, the fixed threshold rebate and the special automobile type triple chamber rubber seals, the result was a mere confirmation: all models bearing the “” mark CE (suitable for external use) have sound insulation properties of 39-43 dB, while the others can, on request, be supplied with the special “NO SOUND” mobile drop sill and sound insulation certificates of 37-47 dB; all in full compliance with current
UNI EN ISO 10077-1 e 2
The indiscriminate use of non-renewable energy sources is creating a serious and worsening problem, i.e. that of being unable to guarantee dwindling supplies. The need, therefore, is for immediate action to limit energy consumption.
Buildings in general, and their component parts in particular, play an important role in energy consumption and offer ample opportunities for improving efficiency in terms of new construction techniques, utilising efficient THERMAL INSULATION materials and replacing old doors and windows (in our case external pedestrian doors) with new models that guarantee effective energy saving, an aspect that nowadays is not only of vital importance but is also a LEGAL REQUIREMENT.
Law Decree n. 311 of 29th December 2006, which has been in force since 2nd February 2007, specifies the criteria, the conditions and the methods to adopt in order to improve energy consumption in buildings. The law sets out limit values for the TOTAL THERMAL TRANSMITTANCE (U) of new products used in the various climatic zones of Italy, independent of geographical location and linked to the degree day values for each “Comune” (see Presidential Decree - D.P.R. n. 412 of 26th August 1993)
The THERMAL TRANSMITTANCE of an armoured door is, by definition, the mean flow of heat per square metre of surface and per degree centigrade of temperature difference that passes through its structure when separating two environments of differing temperature.
The coefficient (U) indicates how must energy is lost through its surface:
THE LOWER THE (U) VALUE, THE HIGHER THE
Blinfort, keeps itself continuously updated as regards new legislation and can supply all its products bearin the “CE” mark (suitable for external use) with a TOTAL THERMAL TRANSMITTANCE coefficient U from 2,6 to 1,0 W/m2 K, depending on the armoured door selected, and “PERSONALISED TO SUIT ALL NEEDS”.
FIRE RESISTANCE CERTIFATES
Standard “UNI 9723” has been recently introduced in Italy in order to standardise national certification criteria with those currently used at European level. The introduction of the new and more severe selection criteria has abolished all previous certificates and has invalidated products that up until January 1994 could have been considered as fireproof. In other words, in order to be considered as a fire door according to standard “UNI 9723”, the door itself must pass the following tests:
1_ Resist fire with one latch of the lock engaged
without any other bolts typical of armoured
2_ Resist fire on both sides, and not just on the outside
as was the case in the past.
3_ Have thermal insulation in the frame and not just in
the door leaf itself.
4_ Be subjected to a particularly severe aging test
prior to being exposed to fire (5000 opening
and closing cycles).
THE PRINCIPAL LEGAL STANDARDS
MINISTERIAL DECREE OF 09/04/94
Indicates the fire resistance of doors used for apartments, hotels, holiday homes and tourist villages.
MINISTERIAL DECREE OF 16/05/87
Reports the fire safety standards for buildings incorporating civil dwellings and for doors linking stair wells and cellars.
MINISTERIAL DECREE OF 01/02/86
Specifies the fire resistance of garage doors, including those providing access to other internal zones.
HOME OFFICE CIRCULAR N. 68 OF 25/11/69
Specifies the fire resistance characteristics of power
EFESTO REI 30-60-90
If you want to add a robust and elegant Blinfort armoured fire door to those approved by European standards, which are tending more and more to specify their use in important civil and domestic applications, then here is “EFESTO”. The door is certified in accordance with standard UNI 9723 and resistant to the high temperatures of naked flames for 30-60 or 90 minutes.
EFESTO REI 30 cl. 2 Silent 42 dB
EFESTO REI 60 cl. 2 Silent 46 dB
EFESTO REI 90 cl. 2 Silent 47 dB
Even if your needs are not so pressing, the double security of “EFESTO” can at least offer you peace of mind.