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BS EN 1154

BS EN 1154:1997 – Door Closing Devices

BS EN 1154:1997 – Door Closing Devices

 
BS EN 1154:1997 –  the European standard for the performance of controlled door closing devices.
Providing details on product types, classification by use, test cycles, door
mass, corrosion resistance, as well as definitions, product performance requirements,
test apparatus, test methods and marking of products.
BS EN 1154:1997 classifies door closers by using a 6-digit coding system.
 
Digit 1 – Category of use
Two categories are defined:
Grade 3: for closing doors from at least 105˚ open
Grade 4: for closing doors from at least 180˚ open
 
Digit 2 – Number of test cycles
Only one category is identified:
Grade 8: 500,000 cycles
 
Digit 3 – Test door mass/size
Seven test door mass grades and related door closer power sizes are identified according to table 1 of this standard. Where a door closer provides a range of power sizes both the minimum and the maximum sizes shall be identified.
 
Door Closer Power SizeRecommended Door Leaf Width max. mm kgTest Door Mass (kg)
1<75020
285040
395060
4110080
51250100
61400120
 
 
Digit 4 – Fire behaviour
Two categories are defined:
Grade 0: not suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies
Grade 1: suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies, subject to satisfactory testing and assessment
 
Digit 5 – Safety
All door closers are required to satisfy the essential requirements of safety in use. Therefore only grade 1 is identified.
 
Digit 6 – Corrosion resistance
Five categories are defined in accordance with BS EN 1670:2007
Grade 0: no defined resistance
Grade 1: mild resistance
Grade 2: moderate resistance
Grade 3: high resistance
Grade 4: very high resistance
 
 
Sources:
Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Best Practise Guide - Controlled Door Closing Devices to BS EN 1154