How radiation-proof sliding doors contribute to staff and patient safety in hospitals
17 March 2023
The Metaflex Medicare EI1 is the only airtight sliding door system that complies with the highest safety and fire resistance standards at a European level. The new Medicare EI1 not only features a hygienic smooth finish, fire resistance in compliance with the EN 1634-1 standard as well as the option of a radiation-resistant variant which includes a window, but it also offers additional qualities:
Medicare EI1 is the first hermetically sealed sliding door system to achieve the highest EI1 rating compliant with EN 1634-1, the European standard for fire resistance in doors. In order to comply with this standard, tests are carried out to determine whether the door can withstand flames (E), does not increase in temperature significantly (I) and does not give off too much heat (W). This is tested rigorously.
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In addition to fire resistance, smoke resistance is also of utmost importance. Alongside fire resistance, Metaflex Medicare EI1 doors are also successfully tested for smoke resistance and certified according to EN 1634-3, the European standard for smoke resistance for doors. In the test, smoke permeability is classified according to the Sa and S200 values.
Virtually no air is displaced when the Medicare EI1 sliding door is opened and closed. This door system has also achieved the highest airtightness classification D (4) compliant with the EN 1026/12207 standard. The unique locking system ensures that the door remains airtight within the specified tolerances, even in the event of high levels of negative or positive pressure.
This door is highly suitable for areas where fire safety is crucial, such as operating theatres, intensive care units, X-ray rooms, pharmacies and emergency departments.
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