Special purpose doors in industrial spaces
Industrial spaces are extremely versatile, hosting a diverse range of activities. Furthermore, industrial spaces must be compliant with the Building Code of Australia, with the correct doors being an important component of these standards.
There are a number of considerations that should be made when choosing the correct type of doors. Here is an overview of things you need to think about when choosing doors for an industrial space.
Radiation shielding can be added to a variety of doors during the design and manufacturing stage to prevent unsafe radiation from penetrating the doors. Industrial buildings such as research laboratories, communications centres and nuclear power plants may require radiation shielding on some or even all of their doors. Radiation shielding for doors can provide a vital layer of protection on your doors to keep staff, clients and the general public safe from radiation.
Industrial facilities require superior levels of fire protection as they commonly host a number of hazardous materials and activity which can create a fire risk. It is important that all industrial spaces adhere to stringent fire safety regulations. “Fire door” is a short term for a fire-rated door set. Fire doors consist of the door leaf, frame and associated hardware such as handles, locks, viewing panels and air grills. All of these elements are rigorously tested in accordance with the Building Code of Australia to achieve their fire rating.
Some industrial spaces, such as industrial kitchens and research labs, also need to be extremely sanitary. Hygienic doors have been purpose built to resist bacteria and other pests. Furthermore, they are unaffected by moisture and common cleaning chemicals allowing the space to be as clean and hygienic as possible.
Industrial facilities present very specific conditions when it comes to safety and security. Heavy-duty security doors may be required in some spaces to help protect against serious threats. FSE Special Purpose Doors provide a range of industrial security doors that adhere to Australian building standards outlined by the BCA (AS/NZS2343:1997). Our security range consists of a selection of ballistic doors, including bullet proof doors and blast resistant doors. They provide provide protection against things such as weaponry assaults, forced entry, criminal attacks, blasts and explosions.
Some spaces in industrial facilities, such as engine rooms and research labs, need to be soundproof. While most doors work as a sound barrier in some respect, there are further measures which can be taken to create much better quality soundproofing. These measures include sound insulation and sound absorption, which works to create an acoustic barrier. Read more about how soundproof doors work here.