When considering the best doors for your facility, you face a seemingly never-ending list of appropriate choices. Obviously, design and cohesiveness within your environment come into play. But, you must also contemplate practical issues. After all, it’s a key part of the space’s function and not simply decoration. It must serve its purpose. Included in that purpose are noise isolation, privacy and safety. Acoustic fire doors meet all of those needs.
Acoustic Fire Doors
First, let’s tackle the issue of creating the best sound barrier possible. If you are the architect, designer or owner of a healthcare facility, privacy nears the top of your list. Not only should you choose an entryway that shields visual access, you must prevent ambient sound from traversing the barrier.
Fortunately, AD Systems’ OfficeSlide™ and ExamSlide™ sliding acoustic door systems do both. Often, in sliding door systems, perimeter gaps allow excess noise to escape. The engineers at AD Systems designed an assembly that isolates this noise flow. Thus, you can still enjoy space-saving design along with privacy for staff and patients.
Now, let’s address life safety concerns. Most often, the primary goal of placing a door in an entryway is to create a guarded access point. Generally, the main focus is privacy. However, there are other issues to consider. For example, is your space required to have fire-rated materials for life safety? As you select the best acoustic fire doors for your facility, it is imperative that you consider this possibility.
Fire ratings are required to protect egressing occupants in case of a fire event. The fire-rating signifies the amount of time it takes for a fire to burn through a door. Therefore, the higher the rating the less rapidly fire may spread. AD Systems now offers a 45-minute fire-rated flush wood door system. This new addition incorporates the quality that their customers already respect and deserve with an important safety function. This innovation is new to the market where fire-rated top hung sliders did not formerly exist.
Finally, AD Systems applies standard features to all flush doors such as tested acoustical performance up to NIC 39. And, the doors have smoke-rated options per UL 1784. Plus, all systems incorporate standard soft closers and optional sizes and configurations.
Additional available choices are:
· Single or bi-parting doors
· ADA-compliant locking and latching hardware
· KeyCard/Access Control with mag lock
· Self-closers of automatic operation
· Custom pulls
· Customized integral lighting, blinds or other design features
AD Systems’ doors have solved many functional and space issues for unique business and healthcare requirements. Look through their gallery to view some completed projects.
Today, contact them and let their experts help you find the best solution for your acoustic fire doors selection.