Won-Door FireGuard is a horizontal sliding accordion fire door which sits concealed away inside a pocket cavity, closing automatically under an alarm activation. FireGuard is specified in openings under 12.192m wide and 3.657m tall, and is available in various integrity ratings up to FRL(-/120/-).
The concealed pocket offers architects a completely hidden fire separation solution for compartmentalising buildings, while still maintaining clear unimpeded sight-lines. Manufactured in America by Won-Door Corporation, FireGuard incorporates a steel twin walled design operating on twin top-hung tracks — there are no floor tracks required. Opening up design capabilities for architects in areas such as lobbies, atriums, stairways and corridors. A compliant, reliable and completely hidden solution.
Completely concealed solution — FireGuard is stored inside a pocket, out of sight until deployment
Assessed by BRANZ to AS1530.4-2005 for up to FRL(-/120/-)
Available in the classic Narrow Lead Post with pocket cover door by others, or as Flat Lead Post with integrated pocket cover door by Won-Door
No floor tracks or exposed hardware — offering clean and unimpeded sight lines
No access panels required
Recessed top tracks blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment.
The Pocket Cover Door can be designed by architect (to manufacturer's spec) to match the surrounding environment
Single Parting (stacks to one side) or Bi-Parting (stacking to both sides) options available to align with project requirements and pocket storage availability
Heights up to 3.657m tall, widths up to 12.192m
Egress available through the door via the push-to-open Fire Exit hardware (standard on all FireGuard)
Door can be reset after an alarm activation at the push of a button — no need to call a technician
Door is wired into the building's AC Power supply as well as having a back-up DC battery supply
Built in micro-processor continuously monitoring doors condition for faults
Option to specify security hardware or key switch operation for intertenancy separation
FireGuard is typically specified for fire and smoke separation in:
Education facilities (schools/universities)
Hospitals and medical centres
Public venues — airports, stadiums, auditoriums
Commercial, mixed-use high rise
Lead Post Specification:
Must spec one of the below:
Narrow Lead Post: FireGuard comes with the classic style Narrow Lead Post and a timber pocket cover door 'by others' is required to conceal the Won-Door away
Timber Pocket cover door can be designed by an architect to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding environment
Requires the classic style 105 x 108mm Striker Channel recessed vertically up the far strike wall for door to terminate into
This spec offers supply package cost savings but requires slightly more work for the contractor
Flat Lead Post: FireGuard comes with a Flat Lead Post which forms an integrated steel pocket cover door, and provides reduced stacking depth.
No need for a timber pocket cover door 'by others'
Does not require the classic style Striker Channel up the strike wall and instead uses two smaller 60 x 38mm Striker Jambs fixed vertically onto the striker wall (can also be recessed)
Flat Lead Post comes in standard Platinum (silver) colour and does not blend in as seamlessly as the Narrow Lead Post spec wooden pocket cover door. Note: the integrated Flat Lead Post may be painted on site 'by others'
Must spec one of the below:
Wood Header by Contractor: Contractor prepares a plywood header lined in fire rated plasterboard. Won-Door fixes tracks to underside. This spec offers cost savings but does require more work for the contractor
Unitised Track System by Won-Door: Patented Track System supplied by Won-Door which is supported via threaded rods to structure above. This spec has a minor cost loading but will save time and costs for the contractor
Key Switch for building occupant and facility management operation — recommended by manufacturer
Security and Access Control — FireGuard can be optioned for intertenancy and security closure (Refer L1 & L2 Access Control options in Specification Document)
Air Pressure Control — FireGuard shall be capable of resisting an air pressure differential up to 12 Pa. Optional air pressure resistance to 24 Pa (L1 Air Pressure Control) or 37 Pa (L2 Air Pressure Control) may be optioned
Infrared Light Beam to monitor doors path and sound an audible alarm if blocked
Remote operation and monitoring such as BMS or security office
LCD screen to show Door Status Display
Backlit Fire Exit Hardware for increased vantage in smoke and low light
The FireGuard door itself only comes in Platinum (silver) colour
Tracks come standard in white to tie in with ceiling environments — can be optioned in other colours
Striker Extrusion comes in Platinum (silver) colour — can be optioned in other colours
Limitations on Use
Maximum height of 3.657m
Maximum width of 12.192m
Flat Lead Post option can only be supplied as Single Parting (no Bi-Part option)
Not suitable for external use or exposure to outside elements
Header to remain parallel with floor level within +/-3mm tolerance
Air Pressure Control — FireGuard shall be capable of resisting an air pressure differential up to 12 Pa. Optional air pressure resistance to 24 Pa (L1 Air Pressure Control) or 37 Pa (L2 Air Pressure Control) may be optioned.
Statement of Building Code Compliance
Assessed by BRANZ to AS1530.4-2005 for up to FRL(-/120/-)
FireGuard models and UL labels available are FG30, FG60, FG90, FG180 (spec FG180 for 2 hour rating).
Won-Door are the world pioneer and market leader in accordion fire doors. Over the last 50 years Won-Door FireGuard has become a globally trusted solution for architects, fire engineers and code officials as it allows them to open up large spaces in buildings while still being able to safely compartmentalise and close these areas down in the event of fire.
There are over a hundred thousand FireGuard installations around the globe in projects such as:
University of Canterbury
Christchurch Justice Precinct
Lyttelton Port Waterfront House
Victoria University of Wellington
Charles Fergusson Tower
Empire State Building
Marina Bay Sands
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
J.Paul Getty Museum
TWA Hotel — JFK International Airport
The Space Needle
Other Performance Attributes
All Won-Door FireGuard doors are:
Tested in accordance with U.L. 10B
Underwriters Laboratory (U.L.) listed for up to 3-hours ('A' label)
Automatic closing system listed in accordance with U.L. 864
Meet all egress requirements for IBC Chapter 10 and NFPA Chapter 7
Won-Door’s egress is ADA compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act)
FireGuard is manufactured and tested in America to the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratory, a third party global safety certification company who have been around for over a century. With offices in 46 countries around the world.
Won-Door Corporation, manufacturer of FireGuard, is required to execute 30,000 endurance cycle tests on the signalling portion of the controls for FireGuard.
Leading Edge is pressure sensitive such that contact with an obstruction shall cause the door to stop, pause for 3 seconds, then re-close when in alarm mode
Thermal Lockout Switch — if the ambient temperature on the other side of the door rises above 260deg celsius the Won-Door thermal lockout switch will be triggered preventing someone opening or moving through to an untenable environment
Closing speed of 223mm/s, with high speed options available. Note: Bi-Parting spec will half the closing time
Perimeter Seals shall consist of continuous extruded sweeps attached to the top and bottom of the fire door to form a smoke and draft seal
Each FireGuard comes with a built in microprocessor which sends and receives signals from the fire control panel and constantly monitors the doors condition for faults, including:
Continuously monitoring AC & DC power sources for missing, faulty or low supply
Detect if a charging circuit is bad or fuses have failed
Monitor the health of the drive chain
Monitor faults and inputs associated with Door Block, Fire Exit Hardware, and Key Switches
Run a 'watchdog' monitoring circuit which will force a software restart in the event the software hangs and record any faults for diagnostic purposes
Indicate faults or supervised information both locally and at a remote location
Won-Door warranty provided under normal conditions of use against failure of materials and workmanship for a period of three years (must be installed by Won-Door technician)
As with all life safety products FireGuard should be maintained in strict accordance with Won-Door’s documented procedures and by a technician trained by the manufacturer. Won-Door New Zealand has fully trained FireGuard technicians and offers a full preventative maintenance programme on all installations throughout the country