Frequently asked questions

Fire doors

Q: How can I acquire the necessary approvals to produce P80 fire doors?

A: Through a separate agreement, Purso Oy may grant its customer the right to use Purso Oy’s type approvals and documentation. This may be granted when the customer applies for a manufacturer’s certificate of conformity to type approval regulation, alongside the right to manufacture P80 system structures.

Purso Oy type approval does not allow the manufacturer to use our approval mark. (HMa 3.1.19)

Q: Can you provide more information about type approval and CE marks for fire doors?

A: Type approvals are based on the Ministry of the Environment’s product-specific type approval regulation.

Most type approval regulations were revoked on January 1 2018, including type approval regulations for fire doors and windows. Because type approval regulation is no longer in effect, no new type approvals can be obtained. A manufacturer may, however, apply for a voluntary certificate of conformity to type approval regulation. The certificate is issued by Eurofins Expert Services Oy.

Type approvals accepted before January 1 2018 are in effect until their date of expiration, or until the CE mark’s transition period for the construction product in question ends. The transition period for exterior fire doors and windows ends on November 1 2019.

Obtaining a CE mark for internal fire doors is not yet possible (Jan. 3 2019). The product standard for interior doors have been published, but has not yet appeared in the Official Journal of the European Union. According to current information, the transition period is May 31 2019–August 31 2021. (HMa 3.1.19)

Q: What does “EI230” and its subscript “2” mean?

A: Fire doors are categorized based on their level of fire resistance. E indicates density and I denotes fire integrity. 30 indicates the length of time (in minutes) that the door will resist a fire. The subscript, 2, is the fire temperature limit according to the SFS-EN 13501-2 standard.

“According to the (I2) insulation criteria, the temperature may not exceed 140 ºC on average, the maximum value measured on the door leaf shall not exceed 180 ºC (measuring 100 mm from the edge of the door leaf) and the maximum value on the jamb shall not exceed 360 ºC.”

Q: What is the purpose of a partition door?

A: The purpose of a fire partition door is to prevent the spread of fire and give occupants time to safely exit the building.

Q: Where can the maximum and minimum measurements for fire-rated structures, for example P80 doors and the P50L, be found?

A: The official maximum and minimum measurements for the P80 series can be find from each manufacturer’s Type Approval / Certificate of Conformity. Dimensions and limitations may vary according to when the manufacturer has applied for the classification. Measurements can also be found in the P80 series brochure.

Measurements for P50L partition doors can be found in the classification report and product series brochure. (HMa 3.1.19)

Q: What are the maximum and minimum measurements for sliding doors?

A: Find the relevant information in these documents .

Q: Have any products received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel (Joutsenmerkki) or similar?

A: No.