Earlier this month UL launched its AP Door Hardware Test Lab in Taipei, and the lab will specialize in providing certification and verification services for the safety and performance of door hardware.
The company has helped write many of the industry test standards that are referenced in building codes.
UL works on performance testing of hardware per ANSI/BHMA test standards. The company is also capable of conducting air leakage tests for smoke- and leakage-rated door assemblies to UL and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
The company’s fire safety team evaluates a wide range of products for fire resistance and performance, including doors, frames, locks, closers, hinges and other door accessories.
UL also offers testing and assessment services for fire doors and fire door hardware to various British (current and previous editions of BS 476 Parts 22 and 23), Canadian (ULC/CAN-S104, ULC/CAN-S105 and ULC/CAN-S106) and European standards (for example, EN 1364-1, EN 1634-1 and EN 1634-3) as well as the IMO Fire Test Protocol.