Panic Device Test Results:
Having undergone and passed rigorous testing standards, PRL is proud to share our panic device test results below. Offering incomparable panic devices for all glass and full framed clad panic systems, PRL’s quality is unmatched.
PRL’s panic devices have been tested in accordance to the American National Standards for Exit Devices, ANSI (American National Standards Institute), BHMA (Builders Hardware Manufactures Association, Inc.), A156.3-2008 (Grade 1) and UL305 (Underwriters Laboratories) Standard for Safety Panic Hardware.
Type of hardware tested in accordance with 2008 codes.
Grade 1 Cycle Test:
Panic devices must go through 500,000 cycles of operation without failing. PRL’s panic devices passed.
There are 6 types of Stress Tests that must be completed once the Cycle Test is passed. After each test is completed, the inspector applies a force gauge to the actuator bar and it must open at all times with a maximum force of 15 lbs. These are the maximum abuse tests panic devices must pass before they can carry the UL label. PRL’s panic devices are fully certified and approved by UL.
With the door latched, a force is applied to the actuating bar not to exceed 15 lbs.
Passed at 7.5 lbs.
With a force of 250 lbs. applied to the exterior bar, a force is applied to the actuating bar not to exceed 50 lbs.
Passed at 35 lbs.
Extended Pull Test:
With an exterior horizontal pull force of 400 lbs. applied to the door at the direction of the swing of the door, the door should not open.
Passed at 450 lbs.
Inside Pull Test:
With the interior horizontal force of 400 lbs. applied to the actuating bar in the opposite direction of the door swing, no damage shall be apparent.
With the bar free and the door secured and a force of 400 lbs. applied to the actuating bar in the direction of the door swing, no damage shall be apparent.
Force to Latch Door:
With the door closer disconnected, the door must latch with a force of not more than 4.5 lbs.
Passed at 3.5 lbs.