In order to meet UK Fire Standards, the FlipFix range of access panels have been tested by Warrington Fire in order to achieve an up-to 2 hour integrity fire rating.
Test Details & Performance
Access panels or hatches are required to provide a fire separating function. The FlipFix range were tested using the principles of BS EN 1634-1 : 2014 (Fire Resistance Tests for Doors and Shutter Assemblies - Part 1: Fire Doors and Shutters)
This test should be read in conjunction with that Standard and with BS EN 1363-1 : 2012 (Fire Resistance Tests - Part 1: General Requirements), and BS EN 1363-2 : 1999 (Fire Resistance Tests - Part 2: Alternative and Additional Procedures)
The access panel specimens were judged on their ability to comply with the performance criteria for integrity and where appropriate insulation, using the principles of BS EN 1634-1 : 2014.
The scope of the Standard covers doors, shutters and openable windows designed for installation within vertical separating elements, however it would seem reasonable to apply the same principles to horizontally installed specimens too. Therefore this test is reported as using the principals of BS EN 1634-1 : 2014.
The unexposed face of a Metal Door Picture Frame access panel after a test duration of 120 minutes