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Explain BSEN1154 Door Closers Classification Guide

BS EN 1154 classifies door closers using a 6 digit coding system...
BS EN 1154 classifies door closers using a 6 digit coding system.

Each digit refers to a particular feature of the product measured against the standard's performance requirements.

Digit 1 - Category of use
- Grade 3: For closing doors from at least 105° open.
- Grade 4: For closing doors from 180° open.

Digit 2 - Number of test cycles
- Grade 8: 500 000 cycles.

Digit 3 - Test door mass/size
Seven test door mass grades and related door closer power sizes are identified.

Closer
Power
Size

Width of Door
(mm)

Maximum mass of
Door (kg)

1

750

20

2

850

40

3

950

60

4

1100

80

5

1250

100

6

1400

120

7

1600

160


Digit 4 - Fire behaviour
- Grade 0: Not suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies.
- Grade 1: Suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies, subject to satisfactory assessment of the contribution of the door closer to the fire resistance of specified fire/smoke assemblies. This is assessed outside of BS EN 1154.

Digit 5 - Safety
Grade 1: All door closer devices are required to satisfy the essential requirement of safety in use.

Digit 6 - Corrosion resistance
- Grade 0: No defined corrosion resistance.
- Grade 1: Mild resistance.
- Grade 2: Moderate resistance.
- Grade 3: High resistance.
- Grade 4: Very high resistance.

The following marking denotes a closer capable of opening to 180°, with a range of power sizes from size 3 to size 6, suitable for fire door use with high corrosion resistance.

4
8
6
3
1
1
3
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