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Testing of emergency exit devices according to EN 179


EN 179

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Scope according to EN 179:

This European Standard specifies requirements for the manufacture, performance and testing of emergency exit devices mechanically operated by either a lever handle or a push pad for the purpose of achieving a safe exit under an emergency situation on escape routes.

Requirements for emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use in escape routes according to EN 179:

  • Category of use
  • Mechanical durability
  • Door mass
  • Suitability fire resistance/smoke control
  • Safety - personal protection
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Security - burglary protection
  • Projection of operating element
  • Type of operation
  • Field of door application



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