Specifying High Speed Doors



Specifying high speed doors!

Hello there! Blake here from Tekta, and today we’re discussing 3 things that you should consider when specifying high speed doors!


First up, is the type of environment you’re looking to control (what job are we expecting the door to do). High speed doors are relied on in a wide range of controlled environments, from freezers to cleanrooms, and different applications require different doorway designs. For instance, in a freezer application, the transmittance of thermal energy through the doorway is the top concern. In contrast, cleanroom applications prioritize the control of air quality, making the air permeability of the door the most important consideration.


Our second consideration is the type of door usage. Both the frequency of usage, and type of traffic passing through the doorway will help determine which design of high-speed door you require. For example, where you have a high usage doorway used by forklifts, chances of doorway damage are high, so it’s worth considering automatic activation and a self-repairing door design like the Rapidor Impact.


Our final consideration is the installation environment. By this we mean what the door has to withstand in its day-to-day use. As an example, high-speed doors in a food factory may be subjected to hygiene wash-downs. The door should be suitably designed and constructed from a non-corrosive material to ensure long-term functionality. (Rapidor Food)


So, there you have it, the 3 main considerations when specifying high speed doors. If you need any help with doorway specification, the Tekta team are here and happy to help.


Full door specifications are also available on NBS.