How to Stop Fire Doors Slamming

May 23, 2022

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Fire Doors Are Slamming Shut

“Hey Google, how do I stop fire doors slamming?” We have the answer.

Fire doors are a critical part of any fire protection system. They help to prevent the spread of fire and other hazards, such as toxic fumes. However, if not properly maintained, they can also cause problems in your facility. This includes slamming shut fire doors and shutting off ventilation systems.

We can help ensure that your fire doors will remain open during an emergency situation. There are several ways to stop fire doors slamming on their own.

How to Prevent a Fire Door from Slamming

To prevent a fire door from slamming shut, you need to install a pressure-sensitive door closer. The device will ensure that the door does not close too fast, slam or accidentally hit someone with force.

If you want to prevent a fire exit door from slamming shut, there are three main things you should do:

  • Choose the right type of pressure-sensitive closer for your specific needs
  • Install it correctly with all necessary components
  • Test it regularly

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Fire Door Closers, What are They?

An overhead door closer is a type of fire exit hardware. We can install these to prevent loud bangs from slamming doors. These closers are similar to other types of door closers, but they have a special function. Using springs and counterweights, we can hold a fire door open at all times. Or slow the speed drastically.

Fire door closer installation takes less than 15 minutes. Using basic tools, this requires no more than a screwdriver and drill.

Fire Door Closers, The Benefits

The door closer will slow down the speed at which your door moves. We can then allow it to gently close rather than forcefully slam shut. The closer is capable of holding over 100kg meaning we reduce the weight of the door and therefore reduce the bang.

  • Prevent draughts
  • Reduce noise levels
  • Slow the Door Speed: Adjustable closing speed options to avoid fire door slamming.
  • Reduce the Weight: A lighter door is easier to handle and far less likely to slam.
  • Provide Access for Children and Disabled People
  • Automatically Close
  • Eliminate Constant Slamming

Wireless Door Closers, What are They?

Wireless fire door closers are a great solution for fire doors that are opened and closed frequently. These wireless fire door closers utilise a keypad to control the operation of the device. This enables it to work without any wiring from an external power source. Since these units do not require wiring, we can install them quickly without interfering with any other electrical systems in place within your building.

Wireless Door Closers, The Benefits

Wireless fire doors can be programmed to automatically close at certain times of the day. Or we can focus on certain events e.g. after the building has been vacated. These units also include battery-powered backup systems so there is no loss of functionality if external power fails during an emergency situation

  • Adjustable Holding Angle of 65-105°
  • Programmable Daily Release Times
  • Battery Powered

We have programmed these to operate when the volume of the alarm is above a certain threshold. Once the threshold is met, the door closer will shut the fire door. Lastly, in most residential settings a fire door is legally required to be self-closing.

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Fire Door Retainers, What are They?

Fire door retainers are a type of door closer that uses a spring to hold the door open. Commonly referred to as “door openers” or “door stoppers,” they are used on fire doors so that they will not close unless there is smoke present in the building.

If you’re looking for ways to prevent your fire door from slamming shut on its own without compromising safety, we recommend investing in a professional service provider who can install high-quality hardware like rope holders instead!

Fire Door Retainers, The Benefits

Fire doors cannot be wedged open. Door holders will release the fire door when the fire alarm is sounded. This can then act as a barrier between employees and the flame. Generally, fire doors are propped open. However, this is dangerous and illegal.

  • Hold Open Fire Doors Legally: Holds open fire doors until the alarm is sounded.
  • Stop Fire Door from Slamming: If the door is held open, it will not slam.

Other Key Benefits:

  • Can be Retrofitted: Can be retrofitted to existing fire doors.
  • Accessibility: Fire doors are heavy, this provides wheelchair and child accessibility.
  • Ventillation: Increase ventilation, and reduce viruses from spreading.
  • EN1155 certified.

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Fire Door Retainers, Dorgard

Dorgard is an effective solution for ensuring fire doors are kept open. Once fitted, they will unpin automatically in the event of a fire. This will close the fire door.

We can fit a Dorgard in less than five minutes. Once fitted this device does not require constant monitoring. A Dorgard only requires 14 seconds or more of continuous alarm for closure to be initiated.

Extremely versatile, as it has a rubber plunger/stopper which allows it to be used on any type of door without damaging it. Overall, we believe Dorgard is an ideal solution for any business that wants to ensure its premises is safe.

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Electromagnetic Release Devices, What are They?

Electromagnetic release devices are one of the most common types of fire door closers. Consisting of a magnet and a metal arm, we love this simple design. These devices are activated by an electrical current. When the current is interrupted, the door is released.

As fire doors are designed to keep fire and smoke from spreading, we need to be able to close them quickly and seal them tightly.

Electromagnetic Release Devices, The Benefits

Electromagnetic release devices are attached to fire doors to allow them to close quickly in the event of a fire. Approved electric hold-open systems provide a more effective way of protecting your building from fires than conventional wedge devices.

  • Automatically close
  • They’re easy to install and maintain
  • They don’t require much extra space (as compared to other options)

These intelligent door releases will disable themselves in the event of a fire so that we avoid any injuries when exiting the premises. Read More on Fire Doors Here

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