Ever since the dawn of mankind's existence, fire has been something to respect and fear. Without fire we cannot survive, but it also the most devastating of nature's forces. Mastering fire has always been important and it still is. Mastering fire is the essence of what Vibrant people do. A good building is a safe building and an important factor is fire safety. As a leading manufacturer of fire protection products and systems, Vibrant can supply solutions passive fire protection requirements of fire resistance doors.
Compartmentation for the containment will be laid down under your local regulations and other legislations and guidance. This and the need for names of escape in case of fire will determine the period of fire resistance which the doors must withstand.
Through vision must be required for some fire doors, so that smoke or flames may be seen and collisions avoided, one or two vision panels may be fitted.
Where single vision panels are used the bottom of the glass must be no higher than 1000mm above floor level to permit visibility by smaller wheelchair users from either side of the doors.
The gaps between the edge of the door leaf, and the doors frame itself, must be sealed to prevent the passage of smoke and flames etc.
It should be noted that the fire performance of the doorset is completely tied to the intumescent strips which were used in the fire test on the system. As a general note, intumescent sealing strips should not be substituted for a different make, type of a material, or dimension, as such a change could seriously affect the fire performance of the doorset. Similarly, the position and orientation of the strips in use must at all times match that of the tested system.
With the increasing awareness of the importance of correct testing off doorset and the strict requirements of the National Building Code of India (NBC), the Indian market has been long been waiting for tested, reliable & authentic fire doors. Vibrant now offers NTH (National Test House) tested fire doors with NCBN Technology: "Non-combustible By Nature". With this design, the first of its type tested and approved for the Indian market, Vibrant doors are Unique for the Indian market. Vibrant backs the market with a well establised, strong network of pre and post sales service and support, all over India.
This doorset the architect the optimum in providing a flush surface onto which can be mounted surface moulding, in order to provide the appearance of a panelled door leaf.
120Mts fine resistance doorset is constructed throughout of Quality materials. Due to the nature of construction of this doorset, it is possible to apply surface mouldings to the face of the door, thus creating the visual impact of panel door systems, without affecting the fire performance of this doorset.
The nature of this doorset construction allows freedom of choice for the architects to use any type of laminate on the door surface that is desired.
The ironmongery fitted to a door is one of the most critical influences on its functioning and fire performance.
Fire resisting doors are required to be self closing except in special cases such as a duct door. Some form of closing device must be normally fitted. Latches are therefore often unnecessary and in many cases may actually be an inconvenience.
The most important aspect of specifying a door, is ensuring that as a specifier, you can be satisfied that the products and systems you are proposing will meet the highest standards of performance. All the designs detailed in the following pages of this brochure have been subject to stringent fires test carried out by independently approved laboratories in accordance with the relevant criteria of BS 476 : Part 22 and standard IS 3614 :Part II.
The design and construction of fire resisting doors is a complex operation involving the skills and specialized knowledge of architects, fire experts, door manufacturers and ironmongers. The architect is the first in the line of those concerned with the provision of the fire doors. It is he who ascertains the requirements of the building users and decides where and in what form doors will be required. He also assembles the specialised information from other experts into a design for the complete door, and arranges for the doors to be manufactured.