What Industries Need Biothermic Doors?
Biothermic doors create a gas-tight seal, which makes them essential in many industries such as manufacturing, freight, mining, research or the defence industries.
Biothermic doors are essential in many industries as they create a tight seal preventing the flow of gas between various rooms or compartments. As a specialised piece of engineering, they are created to withstand huge amounts of pressure and withstand high temperatures and chemical damage.
Why Are Biothermic Doors So Important?
In many industries, biothermic doors are essential for safe operation. Without them, harmful gases can contaminate supplies and equipment or even put employees and/or the public at lethal risk. So the containment of these gases is a crucial industrial process.
In these instances, biothermic doors remove hazards and create a safe workplace by:
• Preventing harmful gases from impacting unprotected people
• Containing fire and smoke
• Safeguarding fragile, sensitive or sterile workspaces
• Preventing machinery from becoming contaminated
Who Needs Biothermic Doors?
Biothermic doors are essential across many industries, as they are unparalleled in their ability to control environments and provide safety for everyone involved. Industries, where you can expect to encounter biothermic doors, include:
• Trains and freight carriages
• Marine and submarine vessels
• Oil, gas, mining and offshore facilities
• Energy and civil engineering plants
• Medical, pharmaceutical and scientific laboratories
• Processing plants
• Waste management and treatment facilities
• Military buildings
• Storage facilities
•Atomic/nuclear power plants
How Do Biothermic Doors Work?
Seals: Biothermic doors create an inflatable seal to form a barrier against gas. The pressure of the seal is controlled with a built-in control panel.
Locks: The seal is further improved with magnetic locks, which are in most cases used in conjunction with automatic door closing systems.
Monitoring: Most gas-tight doors are equipped with viewing windows built into their structure, which allows for visual monitoring. Other inbuilt sensors can provide real-time updates on the sealed process, depending on the specifications and industry.
What are Biothermic Door Made From
One of the biggest considerations when it comes to biothermic doors is durability, so frames are generally constructed from high-quality iron or steel, with the seals made using silicon and a high tech ‘fluoro rubber’ known as FKM or Viton.
Do you need a Biothermic door?
If you think a biothermic or gas-tight door is needed for your project you should be sure to check the manufacture covers the following points:
• They comply with BCA regulations, which covers their airtight properties, as well as any other performance requirements (such as fire protection, acoustic insulation etc.)
• They operate as desired and meet the specifications for your industry. For example, do you require a hatch door, sliding door or a double action swinging door?
• They meet the level of protection and safety required for your industry. It is important to realise that gas-tight doors vary in their ability to deal with temperatures, gases and chemicals, so you’ll need to select the doors that will provide you with the required level of protection
• Also make sure to take into account how difficult the door installation process will be, especially considering the location and accessibility of your building or vessel.
FSE Special Purpose Doors is an expert in manufacturing and installing biothermic and gas-tight doors. To learn more, reach us on 1300 4 DOORS.