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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

FIRE DOOR MAINTENANCE & TESTING | FIRE PREVENTION

Do Fire Doors need to be Maintained and Tested?


The purpose of a Fire Door is to ensure that if a fire starts in one area, it cannot travel or progress to another area. It acts as a barrier in which the blaze cannot cross. They are designed to close when a fire is detected either by electrical or mechanical means. As you can imagine, their operation is absolutely critical to ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Not to mention the valuable products/building.
 
Do Fire Doors need to be maintained and tested? Absolutely! As with any mechanical device, it is imperative that they are checked, lubricated, adjusted and drop-tested annually.
 
 
Fire Doors only serve their purpose if they work! Maintenance and testing includes three components: a visual check, operational check and a drop test.
 
Visual Check - involves ensuring all components of the door are intact and installed correctly. Technicians complete this first to ensure that when the door is in operation, no unsafe conditions will occur.
 
Operational Check - ensures that the door opens and closes in the manner in which it was designed. Any issues are to be corrected at this time.
 
Drop Test - the door is now tested to ensure that it "drops" to the closed position when it is released (either mechanically or electrically), as should happen when a fire is present. The technicians ensure that all the components work together as designed and the door closes in a safe manner. Any deficiencies to be corrected at this time.
 
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) mandates that all Fire Doors are to be maintained no less than once a year (NFPA-80 compliance). Keep in mind that your local Fire Prevention Office or insurance company may demand that the doors be tested more frequently.
 
Fire Doors are a proven way to prevent deadly fire from progressing and endangering people and property. Again, they are only effective if in proper working order.
 
Maintenance and testing are key to ensuring they do what they were designed and installed for - to save lives!
 
 
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For more information, contact us directly at 905-274-5850 or schedule your test today via wilcoxdoor.com/firedoortesting
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

WAREHOUSE EXPANSION WITH RICHARDS-WILCOX & RYTEC DOORS, TORONTO | CASE STUDY




Go big or go home!
In expanding their warehouse, our client was in need of new sectional doors. These Richards-Wilcox Multi-Rib Sectionals with vision windows were the perfect solution. Considering the space needed to be maximized, a vertical track installation was necessary.


However, steel work also had to be done to support the door and spring assembly. As this was a food assembly facility, Rytec PredaDoors were also installed on the opposing side of this expansion to prevent contamination and separate the areas (shown in blue).




Overall, another successful installation by the Wilcox Team!



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

43 T150 RICHARDS-WILCOX OVERHEAD DOORS, BRAMPTON | CASE STUDY

Repetition opens doors, you know? -Tim Lucas
This Brampton building had a major makeover with white Multi-Ribbed T150's, complete with 2 vision panels per door.
 
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In total, 43 Richards-Wilcox Overhead Doors were installed, all as separate units. Each door is 15 x 14 foot with a 7 foot high lift and manual chain hoist operation.
 
Do you have worn doors at your facility that are in need of an upgrade? Contact us today to discuss your best option or visit our website for more information!
 
www.wilcoxdoor.com | 905-274-5850
 
 

SECTIONAL DOOR, YORK REGION | CASE STUDY

Teamwork makes the Dream Work
This project included working with the Architect & Design Team as the head room and side room was very tight.

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This 34' x 14' Richards-Wilcox T175 Sectional Door included standard-lift hardware, a jackshaft operator, safety edge and thru-beam photo cells.
 
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Another satisfied customer with this new Overhead Door installation!
 

HYSECURITY GATE ARM OPERATOR, MISSISSAUGA | CASE STUDY

STRONGARM PARK DC
You may enter! This 14 foot parking gate paired with rolling door controls entry and exit of this retail parking garage.

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Have you seen one of these units before? They're ideal for Property Management-type environments and quick to open and close. That being said, remember not to tailgate! These StrongArm Barriers are meant for one vehicle to pass at a time and can cause damage if misused.
 
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