The Dorgard fire door retainer has traditionally been suitable for use on wooden doors only. The fixing screws supplied with the Dorgard did not allow for installation on steel doors – an application growing in popularity. With the increase in steel door installations, it was evident that an adapter was needed to cater for this requirement.
Working with Fireco, the manufacturers, Safelincs now offer the new self-adhesive adapter plate, which allows for the Dorgard fire door retainer to be installed on a steel door. The adapter is fitted quickly and easily and the Dorgard can be removed for maintenance purposes from the plate even after the install. The adapter plate is supplied with a chemical cleaning cloth to prepare the door’s surface and clear instructions for the installation.
Using the Dorgard fitting template as a guide, this allows for the installer to mark out the necessary position of the plate. Once marked, the plate can be secured to the steel door using the self adhesive sticker pads. The Dorgard can then be fixed to the adapter plate using the fixing screws provided.
The adapter plate for steel doors can also be used with the wood effect Dorgard fire door retainers, as well as the metal cover finishes.
Many companies service their own fire extinguishers. They have trained a staff member through one of the UK’s extinguisher servicing training bodies and purchase their maintenance tools through Safelincs. In a series of blogs we present these tools to our readers and customers.
The nitrogen regulator and hose is an essential piece of equipment used by servicing engineers on stored pressure fire extinguishers. When used with the correct adapter or recharge bar (matching the fire extinguisher make), the fire extinguisher can then be connected to a nitrogen gas bottle. This allows for the fire extinguisher to be re-pressurised.
Safelincs offer a nitrogen regulator and hose with a working pressure of 20bar (300psi). It also features a ¼” female quick-fit connector. The regulator and all other equipment required for refilling and servicing fire extinguishers can be found in the tools and spares section of our website.
It is important for extinguisher engineers to have the correct tools needed for re-pressurising fire extinguishers. Part of the required equipment includes a set of adapters suited for various fire extinguisher makes and models. These adapters have a male quick-fit connector which allows for the engineer to connect the extinguisher to a nitrogen regulator and hose ready for pressurising.
The nitrogen regulator and hose and 11 piece fire extinguisher adapter set are available for purchase from the Safelincs website.
The kit includes:
- 3/8″ Roberts adapter
- 1/4″ Roberts Taper adapter
- Kiddethorn adapter
- Small Amerex adapter
- Large Amerex adapter
- 1/8″ Male adapter
- 14mm FPS/Firemark adapter
- 1/4″ Firechief/Firepower/Optimax/Pyrene/Allied adapter
- Schraeder adapter, Schraeder valve, Schreader valve cleaning tool