Door Closer Power Size
Recommended Max Doors Width (mm)
Max Test Door Mass Kg
Depending on their function, all EuroArt door closers are CE marked and conform to either BS EN 1154 Controlled Door Closing Devices or BS EN 1155 Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors. All products have been included in a successful fire test in accordance with BS EN 1634-1.
Backcheck offers resistance to opening between 70° and 90° when the door is opened with excessive force. Useful in all situations. Helps prevent damage to building and door frames, particularly where opening is restricted. NOTE: Backcheck is not a substitute for door stops which should be fitted wherever possible.
Delayed Action slows down the closing speed of the door between approx 90° and 65°. The amount of delay can be adjusted and deactivated altogether. Ideally suited for applications, such as care homes, where people need a greater length of time to exit doorways.
All EuroArt door closers have an adjustment valve which allows the closing speed to be controlled. This is effective throughout the whole closing cycle except where delayed action or latch action are activated.
Latch action provides for the adjustment of the last 10° (approx) of the closing cycle. This allows the closer to be adjusted to overcome a latch or intumescent seal
Can be used where it is undesirable to have a projecting arm. Consists of a single arm connected to channel mounted above the door. (Not suitable for doors with projecting architraves).
Allows a door closer to be fitted where the top rail of the door is too narrow to allow normal fitting. The drop plate is first attached to the door and then the closer attached to the drop plate.
BS EN 1154:1997 -The European standard for the performance of controlled door closing devices.
Providing details on product types, classification by use, test cycles, door mass, corrosion resistance, as well as definitions, product performance requirements, test apparatus, test methods and marking of products.
BS EN 1154:1997 classifies door closers by using a 6 digit coding system.
Category of use
Two categories are defined.
-grade 3: For closing doors from at least 105° open
-grade 4: For closing doors from 180° open
Number of test cycles
only one category is identified.
-grade 8: 500,000 cycles
Test Door Mass/ Size
Where a door closer provides a range of power sizes both the minimum and maximum shall be identified. *Door size/mass in accordance with BS EN 1154:1997
Two categories are defined.
-grade 0 : Not suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies
-grade 1 : Suitable for use on fire/smoke door assemblies, subject to satisfactory testing and assessment (See BS EN 1634 Part1: 2000).
All doors closers are required to satisfy the essential requirements of safety in use. Therefore only grade 1 is identified.
Five categories are defined.
-grade 0 : No defined resistance
-grade 1 : Mild resistance
-grade 2 : Moderate resistance
-grade 3 : High resistance
-grade 4 : Very high resistance
BS EN 1155:1997 -The European Standard for the performance of electrically powered hold open devices for swing doors.
This standard again provides details on product types, classification by use, test cycles, door mass, corrosion resistance, as well as definitions, product performance requirements, test apparatus, test methods and marking of products.
BS EN 1155:1997 classifies products using the same 6 digit coding system as outlined in BS EN 1154:1997. The only difference being box 3 where BS EN 1154 refers to durability, BS EN 1155 refers to hold open power size.
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