Sliding Egress Door
Designed to be an effective combination of both a swing and sliding door, the Sliding Egress Door truly provides facility owners with the best of both worlds. Operating in a sliding fashion during normal operations allows for easy accessibility in areas of negative pressure between rooms. In the case of an emergency, the Sliding Egress Door can swing outward to allow for an immediate exit. Available in single and bi-part variations.
In situations where pressure differentials are significant (such as openings into production areas where machines are running), choosing the right type of door to install can be a struggle. When a swing door fails to meet the NFPA Life Safety Code, sliding doors are an effective alternative. To learn more about your options, download the Sliding Egress Door literature found under the black tab “Docs” located in the upper right corner of your screen.
Meets The Requirements Of Local Fire Marshals And NFPA Life Safety Code
1. The door leaf is readily operable from either side without special knowledge or effort.
2. The force that, when applied to the operating device in the direction of egress, is required to operate the door leaf is not more than 15 lbf (67 N).
3. The force required to operate the door leaf in the direction of travel is not more than 30 lbf (133 N) to set the leaf in motion and is not more than 15 lbf (67 N) to close the leaf or open it to the minimum required width (NFPA 101 Life Safety Code P-62-63/2018).
(Points four and five of the code pertain to automated door options and, as such, have not been listed.)
Sources: NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 220.127.116.11 P-62-63/2018
Frequently Asked Questions
No, other options include our Swing and Sliding Doors. PS Access Solutions™ Swing Doors can meet NFPA Life Safety Code requirements in situations with low differential pressure. However, when a swing door fails to meet the NFPA Life Safety Code, the life safety code allows for a Sliding Door to be used as a means of egress under 18.104.22.168. Contact PS Access Solutions about which option is best suited for your facility.
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