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Allerton school in West Yorkshire incorporates DORMA doors
Allerton High School in West Yorkshire, UK has installed the DORMA ED250A doors, which provides integrated wind-load capabilities.
Functional in character, the DORMA ED250A is designed to ensure safety, security and comfort for students, teachers and staff alike by accommodating the site’s excessively windy conditions. It automatically recognises and compensates for wind loads up to 150 N.
The ED250A has a long life cycle, (tested to 1,000,0000 cycles), and a low noise electromechanical operator, which is important in a building with a heavy traffic flow. The Wind Load Control is also integral to the door’s correct functioning on external doors.
Suitable for doors with a weight of up to 250kg and a width of 1600mm, DORMA also provides an easy-to-install integrated door coordinator for double leaf doors.
The DORMA ED250A’s Wind Load Control feature automatically compensates for wind loads with a force of up to 150N by tailoring the door’s driving behaviour appropriately to the prevailing weather conditions, while the adjustable electronic latching action helps the door to close properly, eliminating wind load problems and helping to reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
Featuring the integrated Initial Drive Control, which detects and compensates for weather-related irregularities in the door’s performance, the ED250A is also designed to withstand extreme cold weather.
With sustainability credentials, the contemporary DORMA ED250A design has reduced the materials required during production by almost 40% compared to the previous generation of DORMA electro hydraulic door operators. Consequently, its lower weight and Energy Saving Mode function and the integrated Wind Load Control system, has also made a positive impact on the reduction of unnecessary CO2 emissions.
The new-build Allerton High School features a sports hall, fitness, activity and drama studios, wireless connectivity enabling ICT provision in every classroom, and the first BSF school purpose-built multi-faith centre.