ACCESS PANELS - 8000 SERIES
8000 SERIES ACCESS PANELS SUMMARY
The PROFAB 8000 series range of steel access panels provides access into tiled joint-less plaster/plasterboard walls, where access to mechanical and electrical services is required
COMPOSITION & MANUFACTURE
The welded metal frame holds a metal door tray lined with tile backing board. The door is hinged via fully adjustable concealed hinges and opens out towards the user. It is held closed by either a push catch (PC) with added actuator catches for re rated types; security key lock (SL) or three point lock (3PL) for larger fire rated types. The door is removable if damage occurs or during installation. Panels are manufactured to exact tile module, either as fully concealed so that after installation only the open grout line is visible (TF), or alternatively manufactured for retrofitting where the metal edges of the frame will be visible (EEF). A constant groutwidth gap is maintained between the door and frame by the fully adjustable hinge system. Panels are supplied powder coated semi-gloss white or unpainted if decorative stainless steel is specified.
8000/TF/PC; SL or 3PL NRF type up to 13mm tile plus adhesive depth. Sizes up to 600mm x 1200mm:
Frame: 1.5mm thick, factory welded electro-galvanised mild steel with concealed frame flange. Manufactured to suit specified tile module size and finished powder coated semi-gloss white all over and fitted with rubber compression gasket and moisture guard to all sides.
Door: 1.5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel door tray finished powder coated semi-gloss white all over and lined with marine ply to accept selected tile.
Locks: Choose from concealed push catches (PC) or security lock (SL).
All as above options but with visible frame and door edges for retrofitting.
8000/TF 3PL NFR >600mm x 1200mm; 1FR and 2FR types and all types for tile plus adhesive >13mm:
Frame: 1.5mm thick, factory welded electro-galvanised mild steel with concealed frame flange and heavy duty butt hinges. Manufactured to suit specified tile module size and finished powder coated semi-gloss white all over and fitted with rubber compression gasket and moisture guard to all sides.
Door: 1.5mm thick, electro-galvanised reinforced mild steel door tray with integral stiffeners finished powder coated semi-gloss white all over and lined with suitable backing board to accept selected tile.
Locks: Choose from concealed push catches (PC) or three point lock (3PL). Panels over 1200mm y dimension are fitted with 3 point metal captive budget key operated three point lock (3PL). PC FR types have additional actuator locks which engage in the event of a fire.
8000/EEF 3PL NFR >600mm x 1200mm; 1FR and 2FR types and all types for tile plus adhesive >13mm:
All as above options but with visible frame and door edges for retrofitting. Please note that EEF is not available in 2FR design.
TYPICAL SIZES & WEIGHTS
(Nominal only, actual size is dependant on the selected tile or marble)
|Dim X||Dim Y||Kgs|
8000 series panels are available in sizes 150mm x 150mm to 900mm x 2400mm in single door design. Larger sizes are possible using double or multi door continuous access designs. Please contact Profab technical for details.
All panels are single door and side hung. Panels can also be top hung and/or lift out if the size permits. Contact Profab technical for guidance. The hinge side is always designated as dimension Y.
KEY POINTS TO NOTE
1. X and Y dimensions on the 8000/TF are the manufactured panel size and relate to the door size that is obtained from the tile module and grout thickness multiples. Tile size, thickness and grout width must be specified when ordering.
2.Overall frame depth is 76.5mm.
3. Minimum grout thickness is 1 mm.
4. Structural opening required for 8000/TF installation is (X+(2 x grout width)+5) x (Y+(2 x grout width)+5). Use suitable packing at fixing points between the frame and structural wall to maintain square-ness and rigidity.
5.When the 8000/EEF retrofitted panel is required the door size is reduced and calculated at the manufacture stage. Full tiles are removed from where the access panel is to be installed to leave a structural opening size for the frame to be fitted. The resulting gaps between the full tiles and frame are fitted with flexible mastic. Tiles for the door are cut down to suit the door size on site by the contractor.
The Profab 8000 series is a custom made product designed to blend in with tile or marble covered surfaces. If in doubt we strongly recommend contacting Profab technical for advice and guidance on the final sizing and specification prior to manufacture.
NON FIRE RATED: 8000/NFR types are a non fire rated product, although being manufactured primarily from steel they are non combustible, excluding the marine ply, which is tiled over, and the nonstructural plastic components.
FIRE RATED: 8000/1FR and 8000/2FR types are fire rated to BS470 Part 22. They are designed so as to not impair the fire resistance of a fire rated wall if installed into it. They will match the tested or assessed construction. All 8000 FR structural components and fixing methods are noncombustible. Small plastic components will melt but are not structural.
FIRE TEST DATA
1 AND 2 HOUR FIRE RESISTANCE TESTS TO BS 476 PART 22 WERE CARRIED OUT ON 600MM X 1200MM SPECIMEN PANELS IN AN APPROVED BS TESTING LABORATORY AND MAINTAINED THEIR INTEGRITY FOR IN EXCESS OF 60 AND 120 MINUTES RESPECTIVELY.
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APPLICATIONS & USES
All standard panels are for internal use and only in areas of normal humidity. For areas of high humidity or in tiles walls that will get wet, the stainless steel/push catch option should be used (B8000/TF/PC/ Stainless). The grout width that is usually left open can be filled with soft silicone mastic for a totally concealed and sealed solution. The mastic is easily removable for emergency access and be quickly resealed on completion of the service or repair.
8000/TF is suitable for vertical use where the panel is being installed prior to any ceramic/ marble tiling being completed.
8000/EEF is suitable for vertical use where the panel is being installed after all ceramic/marble tiling work has been completed or where protective edges are required.
Note: 8000/EEF construction is not available for tile plus adhesive depths of greater than 13mm.
Access panel type 8000/NFR/TF/SL Size 454mm x 606mm single door unit to suit 150mm x 150mm x 6mm ceramic tiles with a 2mm grout width and fitted with a chrome security key lock, supplied by Profab Access Ltd.
The 8000 series is a strong, purpose made, high quality access panel designed to provide a simple yet secure means of accessing building services through ceramic tile or marble/stone clad walls. Modifications are available with this product as Profab’s manufacturing flexibility permits alternative materials (eg stainless steel), sizes, locks and door combinations. Discussions with Profab should take place at the earliest opportunity if specification changes are being considered.
Apertures formed in masonry and dry lined walls should be correctly formed in accordance with the wall/system manufacturer’s recommendations. The wall should adequately support the panel’s additional weight and operating forces exerted on it during installation and operation. Typical fixing details are shown on this data sheet and an installation guide is obtainable on request from Profab’s technical department.
Operated from the front face, the push catch (PC) requires no key. The security lock (SL) has an integral visible chrome escutcheon to accept the key (included). NFR panels over 120mm Y dimension and FR types are supplied with a three point lock (3PL) on the rear of the door but operated from the front face with an 8mm square drive key (included) which is held captive when the lock is in the open position. A white round removable cap on the door face conceals the key hole. Locks can be upgraded to include preparation for an additional Europro e high security cylinder (3HS) if y dimension is greater than 450mm.
Available direct from Profab and through a network of distributors. Refer to Profab for guidance.
If there is any doubt about the information given in this data sheet of the intended product usage, then PROFAB should be consulted. Technical support is available at all stages of a project.
QUALITY & DEVELOPMENT
Profab access panels are manufactured under strictly controlled quality systems and we reserve the right to amend any of our published information and specifications deemed necessary as a part of our continuous product development and improvement policy, without prior notice.
8000 SERIES DOWNLOADS
BS EN 1634-1:2014 – Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. (Equivalent to BS 476-22)
BS 476-31.1 or EN 1634-3 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorset’s and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions
BS 9999:2017 - Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice (Smoke control)
BS EN 12207:2016 or BS EN 1026:2016 - Windows and doors. Air permeability. Classification
BS EN ISO 140-3:1995 & BS EN ISO 717-1:1997 – Acoustic Testing