FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWER
One and two hours fire rated certified
- 1. What is a fire check/fire retardant door?
- A fire check or fire retardant door is the one that protects us against fire, heat,
flame and smoke for 60 & 120 minutes. It is a rectangular frame/structure made of
wood, metal or both, previously used for industrial purposes only (e.g. boiler
furnace). Nowadays, it is being used in gated communities and multistoried apartment
2. Why should we use
- A well designed timber fire door will delay the spread of fire and smoke without
causing too much hindrance to the movement of people and goods. Different parts of a
building can be separated into compartments of a fire-resisting construction. Any
openings leading from them will have fire doors to maintain an effective fire
barrier which also prevent excessive transmission of products of combustion which
can interfere with the safe use of escape routes.
Therefore, every fire door is required to act as a barrier to the passage of
smoke and fire to varying degrees depending upon its location in a building and the
fire hazard associated with the building.
3. What are the specific functions of a fire door?
- There are two specific functions of a fire door:
1. It provides adequate resistance to the passage of smoke and other combustion
products during the early stages of a fire.
2. It provides a barrier to a blazing fire by blocking fire and excessive
quantities of smoke from passing.
4. What is the
difference between a smoke-stop door and a fire check/fire
- Smoke Stop Door : Provides resistance only to the passage of smoke and other
combustion products. NOT subject to the full severity of a fire because of their
Fire Check OR Fire Retardant Door : Requires resistance to the passage of
smoke AND also blocks fire by containing it and compartmentalizing it. It has to
meet both the requirements of smoke and flame resistance.
At present, fire
doors are specified as smoke-stop doors when required to fulfil
the first function and fire-check and fire-resisting doors to
fulfil the first and the second.
5. Why FCD's have
become indispensable in sustainable fire risk management?
- To keep exit route free in case of fire or emergency
- To compartmentalize and
contain the fire and check it from preaching
6. How to choose the
right fire door?
HOW TO CHOOSE?
|STEEL FIRE DOOR
||WOODEN FIRE DOOR
|RISE IN TEMPARATURE ON BOTH SIDES
||TEMPARATURE RISE CAN BE CONTROLLED
|BEING METAL. GETS DEFORMED AT HIGH HEAT
||ALREADY HIGH HEAT AND PRESSURE TREATMENT IS DONE, HENCE CAN WITHSTAND HIGH TEMPARATURE WITHOUT GETTING DEFORMED.
|FITTINGS NEED EXPERTISE
||FITTINGS CAN BE DONE BY ORDINARY MASON AND CARPENTERS
|MAINTENANCE IS DIFFICULT , IN CASE OF ANY DIFFICULTY, YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL PEOPLE FROM THE SAFETY PROVIDERS, YOU ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT
||MAINTENANCE IS VERY EASY.BEING A WOODEN DOOR, ANY CARPENTAR CAN HANDLE .
|EVEN IN THE BEST OF GATES , METAL DOORS CANNOT ESCAPE THE SOUND THEY MAKE WHEN THEY CLOSE
||NO SOUND ANYTIME
|NO MODIFICATION AS PER EXISTING DE/COR POSSIBLE
||VERY FLEXIBLE, MODIFICATION AS PER EXISTING DECOR. PAINT, VENEER OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
|NO WIDE RANGE
||RANGING FROM 30MIN TO 180MIN
7. What are the
specifications of Tufwud fire doors?
- Two non combustible asbestos free boards sand witching 25/27 mm thick insulation
fire resistant filter mix
- Faced with 4 mm fire retardant ply on both faces and treated hardwood lipping
on all sides
- Heat activated intumescent fire seal strips of size 10 x 4 mm for smoke
sealing mounted on all sides of the shutter except bottom
- 125 mm heavy duty hinges and a vision glass (fire safe quality) of 300 mm x
- Painted with intumescent imported paint.
8. Why Tufwud Fire Door is unique & trustworthy?
- Light weight but heavy duty for rough & regular use.
- Strongest & best in market.
- Latest technique as per international standard.
- All the components are imported.
- All materials are non-toxin & environment friendly.
- Our fire doors can be painted, polished or
laminated as per customer's requirement.
9. What are the
criteria of your fire doors?
All our doors serve three criteria
a) Stability against deformation
b) Integrity-against flame, smoke and heating.
10. Why should one use
wood fire doors and not metal fire doors?
Problems with metal fire doors:
- Noisy at opening and closing of door.
- Heats up on both sides in case of a fire.
- Operational difficulty and non screw able.
- Non decor able, non laminable and non polish able.
- Glass can not be used as per your requirement.
- Deformation in case of fire heating.
- Cannot be used as
11. How is your
product economical compared to others?
- Tufwud offers the lowest rate in India because we are directly importing all
the components in bulk quantity. Most importantly, we have our infrastructure
for the manufacturing process.
12. 4 uses of fire insulation door
- Fire insulation doors are specialized doors designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke between different areas of a building. Here are four common uses of fire insulation doors:
a) Building safety: Fire insulation doors are an important safety feature in any building. They can prevent the spread of fire and smoke, giving people more time to evacuate the building in case of an emergency.
b) Fire-rated enclosures: Fire insulation doors are often used to create fire-rated enclosures around building services, such as electrical equipment or heating and ventilation systems. These enclosures can help prevent fires from spreading to other areas of the building.
c) Industrial settings: Fire insulation doors are often used in industrial settings, such as factories or warehouses, where flammable materials are present. These doors can help contain fires, minimizing damage to equipment and property.
d) Multi-family dwellings: Fire insulation doors are commonly used in multi-family dwellings, such as apartments or condominiums, to prevent fires from spreading between units. This helps protect occupants and limit the spread of damage.
Overall, fire insulation doors are an important safety feature in any building or setting where fire risk is a concern. They are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of flames and smoke, helping to keep people and property safe in case of a fire
13. How fire doors are insulated
- Fire doors are typically insulated using a variety of materials designed to resist the spread of flames and heat during a fire. The specific type and thickness of insulation used in a fire door will depend on various factors, including the door's intended use, the required fire rating, and the local building codes and regulations.
Some common insulation materials used in fire doors include:
Mineral wool: This material is a type of fiber insulation made from volcanic rock or slag that has been melted and spun into fibers. Mineral wool is fire-resistant, as well as being resistant to moisture, mold, and pests.
Vermiculite board: This is a lightweight material made from expanded vermiculite, a natural mineral that is heated until it expands and forms a board-like material. Vermiculite board has excellent insulation properties, as well as being resistant to fire and moisture.
Ceramic fiber: This is a type of high-temperature insulation made from refractory ceramic fibers. Ceramic fiber is highly resistant to heat and fire, making it an ideal choice for use in fire doors.
Intumescent materials: These are materials that expand when exposed to heat, creating a thick, protective layer that helps to insulate the door and prevent the spread of fire. Intumescent materials may be used in combination with other insulation materials to provide additional fire protection.