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Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

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Product Overview

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The Dorgard is a safe and legal solution that allows you to hold your fire doors open safely, while automatically closing them in the event of a fire. This allows for better wheelchair access, ventilation and all-round convenience without jeopardising safety or breaking the law.


Dorgard has a rubber plunger/stopper which remains in contact with the floor and, unlike magnetic fire door retainers, can hold the door open in any selected position. When a fire alarm sounds, the integral audio-electronic device inside the Dorgard signals the plunger to retract, allowing the fire door close normally (Dorgard will release after approximately 14 seconds). Dorgard is battery operated, so there is no need for complex and expensive wiring. Please note that your alarm's sound level has to be higher than 65dB at the location of the door to allow the Dorgard to pick up the alarm up. This is also the required alarm sound level for populated areas according to BS5839-1:2002 (Clause 16.2).
Animation showing how the Dorgard works
Technical Diagram
Diagram showing the Dorgard dimensions
Overall Dorgard height: 205mm
Dorgard main casing height: 153mm
Dorgard width: 195mm
Dorgard depth: 45mm
Plunger / Stopper travel: 20mm
Packed Dorgard kit weight 940g
Casing material ABS
Battery: 2 x C alkaline
Battery life expectancy +12 months

Dorgard Technical Diagram

Technical digram showing the individual parts of the Dorgard unit

Installation of the Dorgard is simple using the Fitting and Operating guide


Dorgard Floorplate:

The Dorgard floorplate is designed for use with an installed Dorgard and is fitted to the floor using 4 screws.

Fire doors weighing more than 120Kg, which have a closing force in excess of 120nm (that is a force of about 15kg, 800mm from the hinge) must have the floorplate installed in combination with the Dorgard unit. Dorgard can hold a fire door open safely without the floor plate installation if the fire doors weight and closing force are less than that above.

Installing a Dorgard floorplate is recommended when:

  • Your fire door has a powerful overhead door closer and the fire door tends to creep closed even with a Dorgard fitted.
  • The floor is slippery or has a very smooth surface and the fire door tends to creep closed even with a Dorgard fitted.

 

 
Technical Data
Product Code
Black FCDG01BK
Brown FCDG01BR
Red FCDG01RD
White FCDG01WH
Brand Fireco
Battery Type

2 x C size Alkaline

BS7273-4 Category

Category C

Dimensions (HxWxD)

205x195x45mm

Holding Force

N/A

Weight

FCDG01BK: 0.94kg

FCDG01BR: 0.94kg

FCDG01RD: 0.94kg

FCDG01WH: 0.94kg

FAQs (20)
Q. Will the Dorgard release automatically at night?
A.

Yes, if set to do so. There are three timed setting options for night time release which the installer can select prior to installation. Batteries to activate the internal clock in the Dorgard must be inserted at 12.00hrs (midday) and the night time settings can then be selected and set accordingly. The Dorgard will then release each night at the pre-determined time.

Q. Where Dorgards have been fitted should employees be made aware of them?
A.

Employees should be informed about Dorgard and instructed on its use and operation and include it in the workplace fire routine.

Q. Does a fire alarm audibility test need to be carried out before fitting Dorgard?
A.

As Dorgard is an audio sensing device that can be adjusted within certain limits, it is not necessary to carry out a test before the installation. If the Dorgard cannot detect the alarm to respond to it the likelihood is that the alarm is not sounding at the minimum level required by BS 5839 which should alert the user to a problem with the alarm system that will require remedial action.

Q. Can the Dorgard test itself?
A.

A self-test routine is run every seven days by the Dorgard. The plunger is released, closing the door and the unit will emit a warning alarm if a fault is detected.

Q. Will the closing of a fire door by a Dorgard affect other units by restricting the sound of the fire alarm through the closed door?
A.

No, the operation of the Dorgard, or the ability to hear the fire alarm, should not be affected provided the sound level stated in BS5839 is adhered to throughout the building. Dorgards can be adjusted if the sound level does drop slightly within performance limits.

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Pricing & Availability

Model Stock Price
Black
Product Code: FCDG01BK
Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 25th Sep
Price:

€110.00 ex VAT

€133.10 inc VAT

Red
Product Code: FCDG01RD
Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 25th Sep
Price:

€110.00 ex VAT

€133.10 inc VAT

White
Product Code: FCDG01WH
Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 25th Sep
Price:

€110.00 ex VAT

€133.10 inc VAT

Brown
Product Code: FCDG01BR
Stock Level:
Discontinued Product
Price:

€110.00 ex VAT

€133.10 inc VAT

Extended Warranty

This product is supplied with a 5 year extended warranty - More info

Customer Reviews

89 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

Reviews by real customers

All of our product reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Great Service

Published on: 9th February 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Easily fitted,simple to use,easy to maintain

Published on: 23rd January 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

easy to install and all 15 are working well. Thanks

Published on: 11th January 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Good product, works well

Published on: 4th January 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Works fantastically. Very easy to install.

Published on: 4th January 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Does exactly what it is designed to do

Published on: 8th December 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

does the job. easy to fit and works well. instructions are clear and concise.good product and service

Published on: 16th November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Exactly what was needed and works well.

Published on: 10th November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Does what it is supposed to do.

Published on: 2nd November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Unobtrusive white does the job perfectly Another safety regulation ticked off

Published on: 2nd September 2015

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