SAFE-Door Industries Ltd News 2018

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New website for SAFE-door Industries Ltd

Acoustic and thermal door manufacturer SAFE-door Industries Ltd is delighted to announce that their new secure website is now up and running. Having listened to feedback from a wide range of users, the new site boasts a new visual layout and allows easier access to brochures, project references, and product specification sheets.

With assistance from local firm 4D Web Design, the site has been completely re-written in HTML5 to make it easier to find via search engines, and to allow a quality website experience for users of both mobile and traditional devices. The site also now benefits from SSL certification, which encourages a safer browsing experience and ensures that all data exchanged is encrypted.

Doors from SAFE-door Industries Ltd can be found in distribution centres, cold storage facilities and food processing factories as well as in theatres, recording studios and opera houses both in the UK and in an increasing number of overseas countries.

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Belfast Harbour Studios

Soundroll 53 acoustic rolling door installed at Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman

SAFE-door Industries Ltd recently helped the Royal Opera House Muscat soundproof their newly built supplementary theatre facilities with the installation of an innovative Soundroll 53 high performance acoustic tandem roller shutter door system to the stage lobby. The Soundroll 53 performs at both high and low frequencies, delivering the onerous acoustic requirements of the project.

Due to the challenge of limited head and side room around the opening, the project architects chose to specify the modern and compact Soundroll 53 high-attenuation rolling door instead of a more traditional and much more expensive solid-panel sliding acoustic door.

Utilising their experience from working on similar high-profile stage door projects such as the Greek National Opera House in Athens and the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, the SAFE-door Industries Ltd engineering team were able to turn the site-specific drawings around quickly, before constructing the door to the client’s requirements at their UK works in Brampton, Cumbria and shipping the door by sea to meet the tight project deadlines.

SAFE-door Industries Ltd flew a fully qualified installation engineer to Oman to supervise the client’s local workers with the installation of the door. Due to the efficient design of the door system and the hard work of all involved, this was accomplished in just three days site time.

The Soundroll range of acoustic roller shutters have independently tested acoustic performances of Rw30dB, Rw31dB and Rw53dB and operate quickly at an average speed of up to 150mm/sec. The Soundroll 31 and Soundroll 53 can also be specified with fire resistance properties up to 60 minutes to EN 1634-1.

All three Soundroll models feature a wind end locked curtain to ensure a wind load category of Class 5 (1250Pa) and are available in a natural galvanised steel finish, or in a wide range of polyester powder coat RAL colours to suit the client’s application.

For more information on the complete range of Sound Solutions available from SAFE-door Industries Ltd, please visit our Soundproof Door Solutions page.

Belfast Harbour Studios

Thermaster replacement frozen loading pod doors for Birds Eye Lowestoft

This 3 dock loading bay in Birds Eye’s -22degC cold store was previously equipped with solid panel vertical lifting cold store doors to the dock shelters, and suffered from significant ice and snow build-up on the floor, walls and ceiling, as shown in the image below.

Following a competitive tendering process involving three rapid roll door manufacturers, Thermaster high speed freezer doors from SAFE-door Industries Ltd were selected as part of an upgrade project to the Lowestoft facility.

Soundroll acoustic roller shutters

The Thermaster twin curtain rapid rise freezer door opens and closes at up to two metres per second and provides a highly efficient seal to all four sides of the opening. The air between the fabrics is conditioned to ensure that an effective thermal barrier is maintained between the two curtains, and therefore acts as the insulation separating the -22degC cold store from the ambient loading pod. In addition to this, a trace heating system is integrated into the door frame which ensures that the door structure is thermally broken and eliminates any possibility of ice build-up in the door legs or head.

Since the initial batch of doors was installed, the Birds Eye engineering team were quickly impressed with the performance of the doors, and how they assisted with the clearance of ice and snow in the store, as shown in the image above. Birds Eye have since ordered additional Thermaster and Thermaspeed doors for their raw production freezers and airlocks.

Belfast Harbour Studios

Thermal Solutions from SAFE-door Industries Ltd for East Anglian poultry producer

SAFE-door Industries Ltd have recently completed the installation of 9 no. high-speed temperature-controlled doors from the Thermal Solutions family at the home of a well-known poultry producer in East Anglia, who were expanding their operations with the creation of an on-site distribution centre and associated storage facilities.

The high-speed range of Thermal Solutions by SAFE-door Industries Ltd is headed by the twin-curtain Thermaster, the ultimate cold store doorway, for sub-zero applications. The Thermachill (with its heavily insulated single curtain) is the natural choice for high-traffic chill environments, and the Thermaspeed completes the family of rapid-action Thermal Solutions for less demanding chill or ambient applications.

All three rapid-rise doors in the Thermal Solutions family share common features, including opening and closing speeds of up to two metres per second, self-repairing bottom beams, and IP65 self-monitoring light guards for extra safety. SAFE-door Industries Ltd manufacture the Thermal Solutions and Sound Solutions doors at their UK works in Brampton, Cumbria.

The East Anglian poultry producer’s new-build distribution and storage operation required a number of freezer, chill and ambient doors of the highest standard to ensure that their new facility ran as efficiently as possible. SAFE-door Industries Ltd were awarded the specialist rapid roll doors contract following a competitive tendering process against a number of competitors, and the availability of vision panels providing additional safety as well as the flexibility of colour choices for frames and curtains were highlighted as key benefits over doors from other suppliers.

The adaptability of the Thermal Solutions design was further demonstrated when the client requested to change the activation method from embedded induction loops in the floors to a combination of pull cords, motion detectors and infra-red remote controls. This line-of-sight system enables the operation of multiple doors with a simple one-button handset. With the flexibility of activation options built-in to each door’s controller as standard, all that was required was a change to the hardware supplied, quick on-site programming, and the doors worked to the new specification.

SAFE-door Industries Ltd design, manufacture and install their temperature-control doors both in the UK and in a growing number of overseas countries.

Belfast Harbour Studios

Soundroll acoustic roller shutters for Ealing Studios, London, UK

SAFE-door Industries Ltd have recently completed the installation of another Soundroll acoustic roller shutter, this time at Ealing Studios in London, UK.

As the existing twin vertical lift acoustic doors had reached the end of their serviceable life, the Soundroll 30 acoustic roller shutter from SAFE-door Industries Ltd proved the most straightforward and affordable solution for the replacement external stage access.

This alternative rolling door type ensured the same high sound quality on the recording stage, following a speedy installation by SAFE-door Industries Ltd’s highly skilled installation team.

A bespoke canopy was required due to fixed steelwork supporting an overhead walkway which could not be moved, however this was no problem for the SAFE-door Industries Ltd engineering team or for the adaptable Soundroll design.

The Soundroll range of acoustic roller shutters is available with tested performance of Rw30dB, Rw31dB (with an optional 60 minute Fire Rating) and a tandem model Soundroll 53 offering attenuation of Rw53dB (also available with an optional 60 minute Fire Rating).

Soundroll acoustic roller shutters

Soundroll is part of the Sound Solutions family of high performance acoustic doors designed and manufactured in the UK at SAFE-door Industries Ltd’s works in Brampton, Cumbria.