SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is becoming a Notified Body to carry out all the mandatory type testing which is needed in order to CE-mark fire resisting and/or smoke control door sets. In addition SP offers certification and inspections of FPC-systems (Factory Production Control) for CE-Marking which makes SP your one-stop shopping partner.
The product standard for fire resisting and smoke control door sets – EN 16034:2014 (Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows – Product standard, performance characteristics – Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union in July. The implication of this standard being published will be that December 1st, 2015* CE marking comes into force and CE marking of these door sets will be possible. December 1st, 2018* is the end of the co-existence period of any national standard which means that from that point on CE marking is mandatory.
Many door manufactures have already started the process of fire/smoke testing their products, in order to be prepared for when the CE-marking comes into force. Doing so will ensure that CE-marking certificates may be efficiently and swiftly issued.
SP can guide door manufacturers through the European system, and assisting in maximizing product approvals through reducing the number of tests. Please make sure to contact us sooner than later.
*) Provided that conditions set up by the European Commission are fulfilled
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