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EN Standards The current situation as at 1st September 2003
Title of European Standard EN Number Adoption
Controlled door closers EN 1154 Complete
Electrically powered hold open devices EN 1155 Complete
Door co-ordinators EN 1158 Complete
Emergency exit devices EN 179 Complete
Horizontal panic exit devices EN 1125 Complete
Cylinders for locks EN 1303 Complete
Sliding door hardware EN 1527 Complete
Corrosion resistance EN 1670 Complete
Single axis hinges EN 1935 Complete
Lever handles and knobs EN 1906 Complete
Padlocks and padlock fittings EN 12320 Complete
Gaskets and weather-stripping prEN 12365 Dec 2003
Door and window bolts EN 12051 Complete
Locks and latches prEN 12209 Dec 2003
Automatic door systems prEN 12650 Jan 2005
Window fittings (17 parts) prEN 13126 Oct 2003
Electronic locks prEN 12209-3 Dec 2003
Electronic emergency systems prEN 13637 ?
Electronic panic systems prEN 13633 ?
Multi-point locks and latches ? ?
Hardware for shutters prEN 14648 ?
Each product will be classified under a number of performance headings and generally, these will be the same for all products
All products will be marked with a six or more digit classification coding which will show, in fine detail, just what levels of product performance are being claimed for the item. This classification system, when applied to all items of architectural hardware, will enable complementary items to also to be specified to, for instance, a common level of corrosion resistance, category of use, door mass etc.
Digit 1 - Category of use
Grade 1: medium frequency of use by people with a high incentive to exercise care and with a small chance of accidents occurring or of misuse
Grade 2: medium frequency of use by people with some incentive to exercise care but where there is some chance of accidents occurring or misuse
Grade 3: high frequency of use by public and others with little incentive to exercise care and a high chance of accidents occurring or of misuse
Grade 4: for use on doors which are subject to frequent violent usage
Digit 2 - Durability/Number of test cycles
Grade 1: 2,500 cycles
Grade 2: 5,000 cycles
Grade 3: 10,000 cycles
Grade 4: 25,000 cycles
Grade 5: 50,000 cycles
Grade 6: 100,000 cycles
Grade 7: 200,000 cycles
Grade 8: 500,000 cycles
Grade 9: 1,000,000 cycles
Digit 3 - Test door mass
Grade 1: up to 20kg
Grade 2: up to 40kg
Grade 3: up to 60kg
Grade 4: up to 80kg
Grade 5: up to 100kg
Grade 6: up to 120kg
Grade 7: up to 160kg
Grade 8: up to 200kg
Grade 9: up to 250kg
Digit 4 - Fire behaviour
Grade 0: not approved for use on fire/smoke resisting door assemblies
Grade 1: suitable for use on fire/smoke resisting door assemblies, subject to satisfactory assessment of the hardware item relative to the performance of the specified fire/smoke resisting door assembly
Digit 5 - Safety in use
Grade 0: no defined safety performance
Grade 1: satisfies the safety in use requirements contained in the "Construction products directive" issued by the EU
Digit 6 - Corrosion resistance
Five corrosion grades are identified in accordance with BS EN 1670
Grade 0: no defined corrosion resistance
Grade 1: mild resistance
Grade 2: moderate resistance
Grade 3: high resistance
Grade 4: very high resistance
For example, for a door closer or floor spring tested to BS EN 1154 the following classification code would indicate that it could close the door from 180 degrees, had been tested to 500,000 cycles, was suitable for doors up to 60kg, suitable for use on fire doors, safe in use and with mild corrosion resistance
Each product and/or its packaging will be required to be marked with:
The manufacturers name or trademark or other means of identification
Product identification number
The six digit classification number as above
The BS EN standard number
The year and week of manufacture (this may be coded)

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