Specifically designed for healthcare, pharmaceutical, cleanroom and food environments, Dortek windows are double or multiple glazed with an ultra-clean flush surface. Our hygienic windows are constructed with two outer panes of 6mm thick glass which is flush fitting to both sides of the frame. Frames are constructed from powder-coated or polished stainless steel or GRP, with no fixings or screws to maximise hygiene and cleanability.
Dortek hygienic windows are fire tested to BS & EN standards for up to 120 minutes of fire resistance (GRP framed option) and 60 minutes (Stainless Steel framed option). Our windows can be offered with integral blinds, smart glass, lead lining or laser protection. This makes them ideal for use in laboratories, pharmaceutical applications, and hospitals.
Key benefits of Dortek windows:
- Available in custom sizes
- Sealed flush finish on both sides of the wall
- Free from fixings or screws to maximise hygiene and cleanability
- Available in GRP or Stainless Steel frames
- Available with Integral blinds, smartglass and lead lining and laser protection.
NOVOSPRINT high-speed doors allow traffic to move rapidly and safely. The sideways opening action of the two leaves of the door halves the opening time, and in contrast to vertically opening systems the user immediately has the entire height of the passage available. This avoids the risk of a collision with the door or of it landing on people or goods.
The NOVOSPRINT high-speed door reaches an opening speed of up to 5 m/s which is ideal for fast logistic processes, forklift traffic and air locks.
The clean solution
Whether it is used in the pharmaceutical industry, food industry or healthcare sector – the range of features available means that the NOVOSPRINT is able to fulfil all specific regulations in terms of cleanliness, freedom of pores, food safety and many other hygiene requirements.
In compliance with regulations, all tangible parts are made of nonporous and corrosion-resistant material, such as stainless steel and plastics.
Due to the lateral opening of the door, the closing edge does not touch the floor. Therefore, there is no risk of dirt particles or moisture dropping onto the goods.
The contactless switch detects approach at an adjustable distance of 10 to 50 cm. This hygienic solution is the ideal alternative to manual devices.
- All major components are available in stainless steel.
- Easy cleaning due to flat surfaces.
- Easy disassembly of the casing makes cleaning and disinfecting easy.
- Horizontal opening prevents dirt from being carried away from the floor by the under rubber and can fall on the products when opened.
- The optional floor closure keeps pests away.
- Complete opening height is immediately accessible.
- Short opening and closing cycles (door opens twice as fast).
- Reduced risk of collisions.
- Minimized air exchange by reduced opening and closing periods.
- Low operating costs due to a minimum of wearing parts.
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Fire doors are one of the most critical elements of fire protection. They are used to provide compartmentation – in other words, containing fire and smoke for a period of time to allow people to be safely rescued and evacuated.
Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. Despite this, fire doors remain a significant area of neglect and are often the first thing to be downgraded in a specification or mismanaged throughout their service life.
A review undertaken by FDIS certificated fire door inspectors earlier this year revealed the extent of fire door failures being seen on site:
- Over 61% of fire doors inspected had problems with fire or smoke seals
- More than a third had incorrect signage
- 230 fire doors inspected had gaps bigger than 3mm between door and frame
- More than 20% had unsuitable hinges
- Almost 1 in 6 had damage to the door leaf.
(Source: FDIS 32)
The most common identified cause of death from a fire incident is being overcome by gas, smoke or toxic fumes. Suffering from the effects of gas or smoke also accounted for one-fifth of all non-fatal casualties in 2013-14. (Source: Gov.uk) This reinforces the importance of properly specified, installed and maintained fire doors with intumescent seals that keep smoke from leaking around the edges of a fire door.
Here’s our checklist to help you specify the correct fire doors and keep them in tip top condition:
- Always use a reputable and competent supplier – many people claim to make fire doors, but only a handful have a properly tested product which is proven to work in a fire.
- Ask whether the product has been fire tested and demand to see the documentation that proves it (e.g. fire certificate or label).
- Make sure test evidence is from a UKAS-accredited test centre
- Specifying fire doors with intumescent seals is crucial to prevent smoke inhalation in the event of a fire.
- It’s not just the door itself that matters. The frame and ironmongery is just as important – they all work together. Only buy exact compatible hardware and components from the same reputable supplier, also making sure that the ironmongery also meets the relevant fire test standard as well
- Correct installation is as important as buying the correct product – fire doors are a carefully engineered fire safety device which must be fitted correctly so make sure you use experienced installers from a reputable company.
- Ask for the fire door to be installed and then certified using a 3rd-party approved certification programme, such as BM Trada
- Fire doors should be checked and maintained regularly, to ensure that they still work and perform as intended
- Make sure you use an experienced door company to manage the servicing and maintenance of your fire doors, using a 3rd-party approved certification programme, such as BM Trada
- Only ever replace damaged components with like-for-like. A suitably trained individual should be responsible for this maintenance work.
For our full range of Fire doors and for additional information contact us or take a look at Fire Doors | Dortek