CERTIFIRE is an independent third-party product certification operated by Warringtonfire Certification, and accredited by UKAS. Lorient has held CERTIFIRE certification for many years, and has achieved the more rigorous requirements of the revised schedule for fire and smoke seals, TS35. The company holds CERTIFIRE certification on its entire range of glazing products; its acoustic, smoke and fire seal range; a range of fire and smoke resistant dampers / air transfer grilles; and a number of the Lorient Architectural Seals range. These can be found below or alternatively on relevant product pages in the website.
As part of the CERTIFIRE schedule products are required:
- to add minimal resistance to opening and closing;
- to meet the requirements of BS 9999: 2017 when tested for smoke leakage according to BS 476-31.1:1983, even after an endurance test of 100,000 opening and closing cycles;
- to maintain consistent seal quality according to the disciplines of a recognised quality assurance scheme, for example BS EN ISO 9001: 2015;
- to prove long term performance under a variety of service conditions;
- to be permanently marked so they can be easily identified.
In addition, under CERTIFIRE schedule TS35 the manufacturing process is subject to more thorough auditing, and more stringent production controls are required on the part of the manufacturer.
Products submitted for CERTIFIRE approval must also now initially undergo more extensive pressure, expansion and humidity testing than in the past, along with a defined fire test to either BS or EN standards. These measures serve to ensure that only products demonstrating a consistently high quality and proven performance carry the CERTIFIRE marque.
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