Who Needs Gas Tight Doors?
Because they are gas tight, biothermic doors have a very specific purpose. But who needs gas tight doors? Let’s take a look.
When it comes to special purpose doors, gas tight doors are about as specialised as you get. Their configuration includes an airtight seal, which prevents the flow of gas between rooms or compartments.
These specialised doors are built to withstand large amounts of pressure and are made to resist both thermal and chemical damage. But who needs these kinds of doors? Let’s take a look.
Who Needs Gas Tight Doors?
There are some industries where the use of certain harmful gas is integral to their operation. If an accident occurs, these can be harmful to both employees and the general public. These gases can also contaminate supplies and equipment.
Gas tight biothermic doors may be required in a wide range of industries, such as:
- 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
In these industries, biothermic doors can play a significant role in creating a safe workplace and keeping operations hazard free. How? Well, these doors can:
- Prevent dangerous gases from impacting unprotected people or areas
- Prevent the spread of fire and smoke and assist in containment
- Safeguard sensitive or sterile workspaces
- Prevent machinery from becoming cross-contaminated
How Do Gas Tight Doors Work?
There are three main components of biothermic doors:
Seals – Gas tight doors use an inflatable seal to create a barrier impenetrable to gas. A built-in control panel allows the seal to be inflated or deflated with the push of a button
Locks – Magnetic locks are often used to further improve the effectiveness of the air tight seal on the door, and in many cases locks are used in conjunction with automatic door closing systems
Monitoring – Viewing windows are often integrated into biothermic doors to enable visual monitoring. Many door models also offer technologically advanced systems that provide real time updates on the conditions on the other side of the door
What Kinds of Gas Tight Doors Are There?
• Sliding gas tight doors – Sliding doors are quite common in large spaces where larger entry/exit points are needed to accommodate heavy foot traffic, but where the use of conventional side hung doors is impractical.
• Hinged gas tight doors – Hinged doors are perfect for use in large retail spaces. Our product has been designed and engineered specifically for heavy-duty use that also offers higher performance levels of security, longevity and sound attenuation.
• Double action swinging gas tight doors – Swinging double action doors are useful in spaces where corridors have heavy traffic flow in both directions. They perform like any other door, however, the key difference is that they swing 180-degrees to allow traffic to move quickly and easily back and forth through the doors.
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.