BS EN 12217:2015 pdf download – Doors — Operating forces — Requirements and classification
1 Scope
This European Standard is applicable to hinged/pivoted and sliding doorsets with latches, for pedestrian use.
It defines the classification of the test results for the forces and/or torques to open/close doors and to engage/release and lock/unlock the building hardware using a key or handle, after testing in accordance with EN 12046-2.
It is only applicable to the manual operation of doorsets.
The classification of forces for doorsets with self-closing devices engaged is excluded from this test method. It is also not applicable to doorsets with special hardware, e.g. emergency exit devices.
The tests are applicable to doorsets of any material.
The operation of some glazed doors (door high windows) involves hardware with latches and may be classified in accordance with this European Standard.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references,the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 12046-2:2000, Operating forces — Test method — Part 2: Doors
EN 12519, Windows and pedestrian doors — Terminology
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 12519 and the following apply.
complete unit consisting of the door frame and the door leaf or leaves supplied, with the essential building hardware and seals
hand operated building hardware
building hardware operated by means of a hook grip made with the fingers in an active role and the thumb in a passive role; the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints are flexed around the handle
Note 1 to entry: See EN 1005-1:2001+A1:2008, 3.7.2.
finger operated hardware
hardware operated by means of a grip made with the thumb and the forefinger Note 1 to entry: See EN 1005-1:2001+A1:2008, 3.7.1.
4 Classification
When tested in accordance with EN 12046-2, a doorset shall be classified in accordance with Table 1. The final total class of operating forces/torques of doors results from lowest class obtained among the particular tested forces or torques.BS EN 12217 pdf download.