Unleash the Firewall: Metaflex Fire-Resistant Doors

Have you ever wondered if there is a fire-resistant door that can truly provide the highest level of safety and protection? Well, don’t worry because our Fire-Resistant Door is here to exceed your expectations.

This remarkable door has been meticulously engineered and tested to meet the most stringent fire safety standards, giving you peace of mind in even the most critical environments. But what sets this door apart from the rest? Stay tuned to discover the unique features and certifications that make our Fire-Resistant Door the ultimate choice for ensuring the safety of lives and property.

Features of the Metaflex Medicare EI1 Door

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Our Medicare EI1 door is a high-quality fire-resistant door system that offers a range of impressive features. As a fire door, it has a fire resistance rating according to EN 1634-1, ensuring its ability to withstand flames, limit temperature rise, and minimize heat radiation. This makes it an essential component in emergency procedures, providing a barrier against the spread of fire and smoke.

The specialized design of our Medicare EI1 door includes a hygienic flat finish and the option for radiation protection and windows. Additionally, it comes in large dimensions up to 2000 x 2700 mm, making it suitable for a variety of applications. The door not only meets the highest safety standards but also offers additional certifications, such as the highest classification for air permeability and smoke resistance. With its airtight sealing and unique closing system, the Metaflex Medicare EI1 door ensures minimal air displacement and maintains an airtight seal under pressure differentials.

Additional Certifications of the Metaflex Medicare EI1 Door

With its exceptional performance and extensive range of features, the Metaflex Medicare EI1 door hasn’t only met the highest safety and fire resistance standards in Europe but also obtained additional certifications that further validate its quality and reliability.

These additional certifications demonstrate the door’s ability to provide superior fire protection and ensure the safety of occupants in various environments.

Our Medicare EI1 door has achieved the highest classification for air permeability according to EN 1026/12207, with a class D (4) rating. This certification confirms that the door minimizes air leakage, preventing the spread of smoke and fire.

In addition, the door has been tested for smoke resistance according to EN 1634-3, with certifications of Sa and S200 C5. This means that the door effectively resists the passage of smoke, maintaining a safe environment during fires.

Furthermore, our Metaflex Medicare EI1 door offers various options for windows and blinds, allowing for customization and flexibility in design. Additionally, it’s the first hermetically closing sliding door system with EI1 classification, providing enhanced fire resistance and safety.

Importance of Smoke Resistance for Fire Doors

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Smoke resistance is crucial for maintaining a safe environment during fires. When it comes to fire doors, this resistance to smoke is of utmost importance. Fire-resistant materials used in these doors play a significant role in preventing the spread of smoke and protecting the occupants of a building.

Smoke can be just as dangerous as flames, as it can quickly fill a space, obstruct visibility, and cause respiratory issues. Fire doors with smoke resistance are designed to minimize the passage of smoke from one area to another, allowing people to evacuate safely and reducing the risk of smoke inhalation.

By containing the smoke within the affected area, these doors buy valuable time for firefighters to arrive and extinguish the fire. The importance of smoke resistance in fire doors can’t be overstated, as it directly contributes to the overall safety of a building during a fire emergency. Investing in high-quality fire doors that are specifically designed to resist smoke is crucial for protecting lives and property.

Ensuring an Airtight Seal for the Medicare EI1 Door

To achieve the highest level of fire safety, our Medicare EI1 sliding door system features airtight sealing that minimizes air displacement when opening and closing. This is crucial in environments where conditioned or contaminated air needs to be controlled.

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The door system has achieved the highest airtightness classification (D) 4 according to DIN EN 12207, ensuring minimal air leakage. The unique closing system of the door maintains an airtight seal even under significant under- or overpressure, preventing uncontrolled airflow and maintaining the integrity of the fire barrier. This makes the Medicare EI1 door highly suitable for areas requiring effective fire doors, such as operating rooms, intensive care units, X-ray rooms, pharmacies, and emergency rooms.

In addition to its airtight sealing, the Medicare EI1 door also meets other fire-rated standards. It’s designed with fire-resistant glazing and fire-rated hardware to enhance its overall fire performance. The door incorporates intumescent seals, which expand when exposed to heat, forming a barrier to prevent the spread of flames and smoke. This further enhances the door’s fire resistance capabilities.

Contact Information for Metaflex Doors

After learning about the airtight sealing features of the Metaflex Medicare EI1 door, it’s important to have access to the contact information for Metaflex Doors.

If you have any inquiries or need assistance regarding their fire-resistant doors, you can reach out to Metaflex Doors Europe BV at Ambachtsstraat 11, NL-7122 MP Aalten, Netherlands. You can contact them by phone at +31 88 1414900 or via email at info@metaflexdoors.com

Whether you have questions about their products, need assistance with installation, or want to request a quote, the contact information provided will allow you to easily get in touch with Metaflex Doors for all your fire-resistant door needs.

Brand Testing Process for Metaflex’s Medicare EI1 Door

The brand test process for the Medicare EI1 door involves several steps to ensure its fire resistance rating and suitability for various applications. The door is tested according to fire resistance standards EN 1363-1:2012-10 and EN 1634-1:2014-03, which include classifications such as E, EI1, EI2, EW (30 and 60 minutes).

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Additionally, the door undergoes tests for warm (S200) and cold (Sa) smoke resistance according to EN 1634-3. A durability test of 200,000 cycles is also performed according to EN 1191:2012. During the test, the door blade is assessed for integrity and insulation criteria, ensuring that flames and hot gasses can’t pass through and that temperature increases are within acceptable limits.

The materials used in the door are also evaluated, considering their ignition and melting points, mechanical properties, and ability to resist flame penetration.

The door is then subjected to a standardized fire curve, with temperatures reaching up to 738 °C after 15 minutes. The test is extended beyond 60 minutes to assess the door’s performance under extreme conditions.

After the test, the door’s success is determined based on the intense heat experienced, and the results are used to award the appropriate fire resistance classification to the Metaflex Medicare EI1 door.

Door Blade Assessment for Fire Resistance

The brand test process for the Medicare EI1 door ensures its fire resistance rating and suitability for various applications. This includes a thorough assessment of the door blade, which is a critical part of evaluating the fire-resistant capabilities of the door.

During the door blade assessment, the integrity and insulation criteria of the door blade are evaluated. Integrity refers to the door system’s ability to prevent flames or hot gases from passing through.

Insulation is tested for both I and I, with a maximum temperature increase of 140 °C and 180 °C, respectively. Thermocouples are used to measure temperature changes during the assessment.

This evaluation is crucial in determining the door’s fire resistance rating, which indicates the number of minutes of protection it can provide. Fire-rated doors, like the Metaflex Medicare EI1, undergo rigorous testing to ensure their ability to withstand fire and protect occupants and property.

Material Properties and Their Role in Fire Resistance

Material properties play a crucial role in determining the fire resistance of a door. When it comes to fire resistance, doors are given a rating based on the number of hours they can withstand fire. This rating is known as the hour fire rating or hour rating. The materials used in the construction of a fire-resistant door are carefully selected to meet the required fire resistance rating.

Certain materials have properties that allow them to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire. These materials can include fire-resistant glass, metal, and special fire-rated insulation. Fire-resistant glass is designed to remain intact even when exposed to intense heat, preventing flames and smoke from passing through. Metal doors are known for their strength and durability, making them excellent choices for fire-resistant applications. Special insulation materials are used to provide thermal protection and prevent the door from warping or melting under high temperatures.

In addition to the materials used, the design and construction of the door also play a role in its fire resistance. The door must be properly sealed to prevent the passage of flames and smoke. It should also be structurally sound to withstand the pressure and heat of a fire.

Stages of the Fire Test for Fire Resistant Doors

Now let’s dive into the stages of the fire test for fire resistant doors, where the door’s performance is thoroughly evaluated to ensure its ability to withstand flames, smoke, and heat.

During the test, the door is installed in the wall, and thermocouples are attached to the door blade and frame. A standardized fire curve is followed, with temperatures reaching 576 °C after 5 minutes and 738 °C after 15 minutes.

In the crucial first 15 to 20 minutes, materials start to react, and smoke may pass through the door blade and frame. However, foam strips begin to create a seal between the door and frame to prevent smoke leakage.

The test is extended beyond 60 minutes to assess the door’s performance under extreme conditions. After the test, the oven is turned off, and the entire wall system is removed. The intense heat of 945 °C is realized, and the success of the test is determined.

These stages of the fire test ensure that fire resistant doors meet the necessary standards for protecting against fire hazards.


In conclusion, our Medicare EI1 brand door is the perfect choice for those in need of a fire-resistant door that meets the highest safety standards. With its prestigious EI1 classification and various options available, it offers not only fire resistance but also airtight sealing and controlled air conditions.

Trust in the Medicare EI1 door for safety and peace of mind in areas such as operating rooms, intensive care units, and emergency rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fire-rated doors are specially designed to withstand fire for a certain period of time, as specified by their fire rating. They are crucial components of passive fire protection systems, helping to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate areas.

The main purpose of a fire-rated door is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke from one area to another, providing occupants with additional time to evacuate a building in the event of a fire.

Fire-rated doors are constructed and tested to resist the passage of fire for a specific period, while standard doors are not designed to provide the same level of fire protection. Fire-rated doors undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet safety standards set by building codes.

Yes, building codes typically require the installation of fire-rated doors in certain locations to ensure the safety of occupants and reduce the potential fire hazard in commercial and residential buildings.

Common components include the door itself, the door frame, hinges, door closer, and other hardware that are all tested and approved as part of the fire door assembly when installed together.

Fire-rated doors undergo rigorous testing, including exposure to high temperatures and flame, to determine their ability to withstand fire. They are assigned a fire rating based on their performance during these tests, such as 90-minute fire rating.

When installing fire-rated doors, it's essential to ensure they are properly fitted in the door frame and equipped with the necessary components, such as compliant hardware and self-closing mechanisms, to maintain their fire-resistant properties.

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