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Behaviour of Timber Doors in Fire Conditions

  • Bartłomiej SędłakEmail author
  • Paweł Sulik
  • Daniel Izydorczyk
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Abstract

Wood and wood-based materials are combustible materials. This does not mean, however, that in the event of a fire, the elements made of these materials pose a threat. Separate the flammability from the spread of fire and fire resistance. Contrary to appearances, doors made of wood and wood-based composites obtain good results in the field of fire resistance and constitute an effective barrier for the spread of fire to neighbouring fire zones.

Fire doors play a key role in the fulfilment of fire safety requirement. In fire conditions, they are to form a barrier to fire, smoke and heat. Therefore, this type of elements should be appropriately fire-rated with respect to the fire integrity, fire insulation and smoke control.

This paper presents the main issues related to the fire resistance of timber doorsets. Aspects such as requirements, test methodology and way of classification for this type of elements have been discussed. Moreover, there are shown examples of test result and the conclusions regarding the behaviour of timber fire doors in standard fire scenario, based on many years of researches conducted in the Fire Research Department of Building Research Institute.

Keywords

Wood-based composites Timber doors Fire resistance Fire integrity Fire insulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartłomiej Sędłak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paweł Sulik
    • 1
  • Daniel Izydorczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Zakład Badań OgniowychInstytut Techniki BudowlanejWarsawPoland

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