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Paladin PW-Series

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The Paladin™ PW-Series Flush Doors have been specifically designed, tested and approved to withstand extreme windload and flying missile impact. Unique engineered designs combined with the durability of superior corrosive resistant steel make Steelcraft PW14 Paladin™ Series Flush Doors an excellent solution for added building protection from severe weather.
Specifiable options to meet application, specification and performance requirements include mechanical and electrical hardware preparations for exit hardware. No glass lights are allowed.
The PW14 Paladin™ Door and FP14 Frame System has been designed and tested to address the requirements of FEMA 361/320 guidelines and ANSI ICC500 standards to protect the general public from the extreme effects of tornados. For compliance with the standards, the PW14 Paladin™ Door and FP14 Frame must be supplied as a system.
Features and Benefits
  • Steel Stiffened core construction with 18 Gage (0.042") stiffeners welded to each face sheet
  • Full Height, Epoxy Filled Mechanical Interlock Edges at lock and hinge edges with edge seams welded, filled and ground smooth provide structural support and stability the full height of the door
  • Full Height Lock Side Reinforcement Channel ensures structural stability under extreme pressure conditions
  • Universal Hinge Preparations (patented) allow for easy field conversion from standard weight .134" (3.3mm) hinges to heavy weight .180” (54.7mm) hinges
  • 14 Gage (0.067") Inverted Top and Bottom Channels with additional 12 Gage (0.093") flush channel
  • Beveled Hinge and Lock Edges allow for tighter installation tolerances, ensure easier operation and eliminate binding and sticking
  • Factory Applied Baked-On Rust Inhibiting Primer paint in accordance with ANSI A250.10-1998 (R2004)
  • Standard A-60 Galvannealed Steel face sheets for superior corrosion resistance on exterior openings


  • Door construction meets the requirements of ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100)
  • Hardware preparations and reinforcements are in accordance with ANSI A250.6-2003. Locations are in accordance with ANSI/DHI A115.
  • Meet the broadest fire rating requirements
Finish Paint
  • Rookwood Brown
  • Downing Earth
  • Downing Stone
  • Downing Sand
  • Aurora Brown
  • Weathered Shingle
  • Chelsea Gray
  • Black Bean
  • Spalding Gray
  • Blonde
  • Mannered Gold
  • Burgundy
  • Luxurious Red
  • Sierra Redwood
  • Homberg Gray
  • Cascades
  • Raisin
  • Pool House
Standard Paladin PW-Series Core
  • 18 Gage (0.042") Galvannealed Steel Stiffeners welded to each face sheet
  • 1 pound per cubic ft density insulation inserted between the steel stiffeners
  • 12 gage (0.093") reinforcement channel at the lock edge

Premium Edge Construction - Standard

  • Beveled hinge & lock edges
  • Full height mechanical interlock with adhesive
  • Seamless welded edge seam standard
  • Lock edge with 12 gage (0.093”) channel

Rigid End Channel Construction - Standard

  • Top and bottom edges are closed with inverted 14 gage (0.067") welded channels
  • Top channel includes an additional 12 gage (0.093") flush top channel

Door Application and Usage

Steel Thickness Opening Usage Frequency
PW14 14 Ga (1.7mm) Interior-Cold Rolled Steel
Exterior-Galvannealled Steel
Maximum Duty

Door Sizes and ANSI A250.8 Conversions

Series ANSI A250.8 - SDI 100 Edge Construction Options Maximum Sizes Recommended Gage of Frame
Level Model Description Single Pair
PW14 Not Applicable Welded 4'0" x 9'0"
1219mm x 3150mm
8'0" x 9'0"
2438mm x 3150mm
14 Gage [0.067" (1.7mm)]
16 Gage [0.053" (1.3mm)]

  • Universal Mortise Hinge Prep: 4 1/2" (114mm) x .134" (3.3mm) or x .180” (4.7mm) or Optional 5” (127mm) x .146" (3.7mm) or x .190" (4.8mm)
  • Inactive Leaf: ASA Strike Preparation and Astragal
  • Standard 14 Gage: [0.067" (1.7mm)] Closer Reinforcement

Standard: mortised and reinforced for

  • Patented Universal hinge preparations allow for easy field conversion from standard 4 1/2" (114mm) x .134" (3.3mm) standard weight hinges to 4 1/2" (114mm) x .180" (4.7mm) heavy weight hinges. Optional hinge preparation for 5" (127mm) x .146" (3.7mm) standard weight hinges or for 5" (127mm) x .190" (4.8mm) heavy weight hinges is also available.
  • Hardware configurations that are compliant with FEMA 361 are acceptable for use with the Paladin System. Mounting tabs for the ASA 4 7/8" (124mm) mortise strike are attached to the door edge for direct mounting; the astragal is cut-out only for the flush mounting of the strike to the door. There are no tabs attached to the astragal.
  • Reinforcements for surface Closers are furnished as standard. Reinforcements for Surface Bolts are available.