Fireproof closures

Novoferm fire-proof closures: flexible, enduring and stylish.
Since long time Novoferm Schievano produces fire proof closures with increasing quality standards. It satisfies the numerous needing of the market, according to the rule of law.
The wide choice of finishes, the realization of products on demand, the customizations, the after-sales service, make Novoferm Schievano a leader company able to answer to all its customers in exhaustive way.
Moreover, as a partner of Novoferm International, the company is able to supply modern products in technical closures, with the highest level of quality, security and design.

Designed and produced in compliance with standards

Since the fifties Novoferm Schievano has been designing hi-tech doors. They are made in compliance with the quality standards required by ISO 9001:2008 certification. A strict internal protocol is applied to control production.

Types of firedoors:
  • Hinged Fire Doors: they can be single or double-leaf doors. The manufacturing is made using fire reistant material: fireproof steel structure, inside insulating panel, perimetral thermoespanding gaskets, fire resistant handles and locks. Glazing doors are equipped with glasses compliant with legal standards and fire prevention regulations.

  • Sliding Fire Doors: they are an excellent solution for large industrial environment. Like for the hinged doors, sliding gates are also manufactured using heat resistant steel or alloies. Structure, frame, hinges, handles and locks are made of fire and heat resistant materials. Safety is insured also by the gaskets that prevent the spread of fire as well as the hot air transmission.
Classification fire doors: REI or EI?

A fire door  need to achieve two key features:

  • Self-closing: the door should close by itself through devices like spring hinges, door closers or the counterweight in case of sliding gates.
  • Fire resistance of a closing element is expressed with an interval in minutes, during which the door retains its sealing properties and/or insulation.

There are different regulations to determine the rating of fire doors:

  • European standard EN 16034
  • National regulations, for Italy it’s UNI 9723

European and Italian regulations are very similar: they give a similar classification that can be summarized here ("EI" for the EN 16034, "REI" for the UNI 9723):

  • Resistance: the load-bearing capacity of an element, to be maintained in case of fire (not applicable for fire doors, in fact removed in European Norm).
  • Hermetic: that is, the ability to hold the fire. Does not mean that the door is “sealed”, as suggested by the common sense of the term.
  • Thermal Insulation: that is, the ability to reduce the transmission of heat towards the face not exposed to fire.

According to the Italian Regulation GU 155/2004

  • A test in compliance with UNI 9723 generates a REIxx classification that will be approved by the Ministry as REIxx.
  • A test according to EN 1634 generates a classification EI2xx that will be approved by the Ministry as REIxx.

Therefore, fundamentally different products in terms of generation (standards EN significantly more recent) may be difficult to distinguish (same Ministry classification).