Safety at Sea – Door Holding Magnets for Fire Doors in Shipbuilding

Kendrion provides a significant solution in fire protection for shipbuilding with its proven door holding magnets from the GTR050.150002 and GTR070.074001 series. Specifically designed and successfully certified, they offer a reliable solution for fire protection requirements in maritime environments.

With a holding force ranging from 490 to 1372 N and a power consumption of only 1.5 W, the electromagnets GTR050 and GTR070 effectively hold fire doors in the open position. In the event of a fire alarm or activation of the smoke detection system, the door holding magnet releases the door lock immediately upon interruption of the power supply, thus delaying the spread of fire. With vacuum-tight IP65 enclosures and rigorous VdS quality control, both series guarantee optimal functionality and reliability, meeting the standards of DNV-CG-0339.

“In the maritime sector, fire doors are integral components of ship architecture and play a crucial role in ensuring onboard safety standards,” said Laurence Setijoso, Market Segment Manager for Solenoid Technology at Kendrion. “The door holding magnets GTR050 and GTR070 have been specifically designed and certified for use in maritime applications. They are characterized by a robust construction and high resistance to the extreme conditions at sea, ensuring reliable performance even under adverse circumstances.”

The optimal functionality and reliability of the door holding magnets in critical situations are validated through tests according to EN1155 and EN 14637 standards. This ensures that they meet the stringent requirements for use in maritime environments.

About Kendrion

Kendrion is an experienced manufacturer of fluid, solenoid and control technology and is continuously committed to developing high-quality solutions in a variety of markets. The door holding magnets of the GTR050 and GTR070 series expand Kendrion’s diverse solenoid portfolio, providing a reliable answer to fire protection requirements in maritime areas.

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