asecos: Flammable Storage Cabinets with enhanced fire performance for high risk areas

6 THE ADVANTAGES OF SAFETY STORAGE CABINETS WITH ENHANCED FIRE PERFORMANCE The comparison of a double-wall steel cabinet with an EN Type 90 cabinet demonstrates impressive diŒerences. 1 Cabinet structure EN TYPE 90 CABINET: Multiple layers of fire-proof calcium sulphate, encased in sheet steel. STEEL CABINET: Two layers of sheet steel (18 gauge in most cases) with air in between. 2 Fire test EN TYPE 90 CABINET: The cabinet is fire tested for 90 minutes. Extended resistance against a temperature increase means more time for the personnel to evacuate and for the fire fighters/rescue services to do their jobs safely. STEEL CABINET: Cabinets are fire tested for only 10 minutes and have no formal fire rating. 3 Maximum permissible internal temperature increase EN TYPE 90 CABINET: Max. 180°C (356 °F) during the entire duration of the fire test = 90 minutes. STEEL CABINET: Max. 325 °F (approx. 163 °C) in the first 10 minutes of exposure to a fire. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 5

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