Local Fire Door Drop Testing near Kalamazoo & Portage, MI

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Why Annual Fire Drop Testing is Important 

Correctly functioning fire doors are a vital part of ensuring your employees, customers, and merchandise are protected in the event of a fire. If your fire doors go untested for too long, small issues might escalate into a broken part that prevents your door from working in an emergency. Broken fire doors that won’t deploy properly could lead to a devastating loss of life and property. 

What We Examine During a Fire Door Inspection

Fire door inspections involve a visual and operational examination to ensure all the parts work properly without damage or misalignment. Generally, this inspection includes a visual inspection to ensure that:

  • There are no holes or breaks in the door’s surface.
  • All parts are intact and damage free.
  • The curtain, barrel, and guides are aligned and level.
  • The drop release arms and weights are not blocked or wedged. 
  • The fire door has all the proper parts with none missing or broken.

The operational inspection includes ensuring the spring has the correct tension, the curtain moves freely in the guides, and the door has a free and easy range of motion. 

What is a Fire Door Drop Test?

A fire door drop test ensures that a fire door falls as quickly as it should and rests flush on the ground. The speed of the fire door’s drop during the test has to be between 6″ and 24″ per second. This means a 10-foot-tall fire door should take 5-20 seconds to fall flush to the ground. 

An inspector will clear the area around the door of personnel and then perform the test according to the manufacturer’s instructions depending on the brand of the fire door. He will then time the door’s closing and examine if the bottom bar is flush with the floor or sill. After completing this initial fire door drop test, the inspector will reset the door and perform the test again. 

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