The DHF TS 011 standard
The measurements points required in the DHF TS 011 standard are very similar to the ones of the EN 12453 regulation, however some measurements that are to be taken on automatic gates have been simplified. Only four kinds of gates are considered:
-Swing & folding
The swing gate, like the folding gate, requires only 7 measurements in the 3 indicated points H and at fixed distances D. (see image)
Despite the simplification of the impact force measurements, the DHF TS 011 standard describes carefully the controls on the safety concerning the mechanic of gates and doors (hinges, heights, protrusions) and the impact/entrapment hazards in the leaves of the gate.
The regulation DHF TS 012 is the reference standard for power operated doors. Also in this case the number of measurements has been reduced if compared with the ones required by the European regulation EN 12453.
For example, for the horizontally moving doors are required 7 test positions, and in the vertically moving only 3.
We remind that with the purchase of a BlueForce Basic kit, you will also have a practical PDF file to print that allows the writing down of the measurements taken with extreme simplicity; besides all the measurements points are represented in a graphic reminder valid for all the kind of gates/doors described in the standards DHF TS 011 & DHF TS 012.
DHF TS 011 and DHF TS 012 UK Regulations for automatic Gates and doors
Code of Pratice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance
of Automated Gates and Traffic Barriers
of Industrial Doors and Domestic Garage Doors