Wind resistanceWind resistance EN 12211 & EN 12210 : VC4

Doors subjected to gusts of wind may be certified by European standards (EN 12211 and EN 12210). This performance feature guarantees that external doors are wind resistant. To do this, the doors will be subjected to increasing pressure in both directions to simulate violent winds.
The entire door set must remain in place and no accessories may be wrenched off (glazing, door closer, handle, etc.).

This performance feature is often associated with air tightness and water tightness. Indeed, these are commonly known collectively as AWW performance features (air-water-wind).

Thanks to their robust Metal+ structure, Heinen doors can withstand great pressure and despite such pressure the distortions observed after the test are minimal.

STANDARDS TABLE

European standards EN 12210
EN 12211
Symbols V
Resistance classes VA1
VA2
VA3
VA4
VA5
VB1
VB2
VB3
VB4
VB5
VC1
VC2
VC3
VC4
VC5
Wind resistance performance featureResistance classes
Heinen
VC4

(single and double door)

European standards

EN 12211 and EN 12210

Tests carried out on single and double doors at the CSTC (accredited laboratory), in accordance with current European standards:

  • EN 12210: Windows and doors – Wind resistance – Classification
  • EN 12211: Windows and doors – Wind resistance – Test method

The standards provide for 5 classes (+ specific) with three test pressures for each class:

  • P1: Measuring distortion
  • P2: Repeated 50 times
  • P3: Safety test
Class P1 P2 P3
0 No test
1 400 200  600
2 800  400  1200
3 1200  600  1800
4 1600  800  2400
5 2000  1000  3000
E xxxx xxxx

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