For protection from severe weather, the Paladin PW14 Series flush doors provide a strong and durable solution. When assembled as a system, PW14 Series flush doors and FP14 frames extend that protection, meeting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 320 and 361 guidelines and ANSI ICC500-2014 standards for tornado shelters.
The PW14 Series doors are designed for internal or external applications and feature internal steel stiffeners welded to galvannealed steel face sheets for strength and corrosion resistance. Welded, full-height, mechanically interlocked edge seams and rigid end closures provide durability. Specifiable options include mechanical and electrical hardware preparations for exit hardware.
Structural core strength
Steel-stiffened core construction with 18-gauge (0.042”) stiffeners welded to each face sheet for strength and corrosion resistance
Full-height, epoxy-filled mechanical interlock edges at lock and hinge edges, with edge seams welded, filled and ground smooth, for structural support and stability across full door height
14-gauge [0.067” (1.7mm)] inverted top and bottom channels, with additional 12-gauge (0.093”) flush channel
Standard A-60 galvannealed steel face sheets provide superior corrosion resistance on exterior openings
Ease of retrofit and installation
Patented universal hinge preparations allow easy field conversion from standard weight .134” (3.3mm) hinges to heavyweight .180” (4.7mm) hinges
Beveled hinge and lock edges allow for tighter installation tolerances, ensure easier operation and eliminate binding and sticking
Full-height lock side reinforcement channel ensures structural stability under extreme pressure conditions
Exceeds industry standards
Meet ANSI A250.8-2003 (SDI 100)
Hardware preparations and reinforcements meet ANSI A250.6-2003
Locations meet ANSI/DHI A115
FEMA compliance label is applied to all PW14 Paladin Series flush doors and FP14 frame system
Are listed for installations requiring compliance to both neutral pressure testing UL-10B and positive pressure standard UL-10C
For compliance with standards, the PW14 Paladin door and FP14 frame must be supplied as a system
Factory applied baked-on rust-inhibiting primer paint in accordance with ANSI A250.10-1998 (R2004)
See Steelcraft Tech Data for ICC500-2014 / FEMA 361/320 Approved Tornado Products, including approved hardware and accessories.
The new Paladin™ PW Glass Light Series is the first fire-rated tornado glass light for the hollow metal industry!
Our patent pending tornado glass light doors provide the critical visibility and safety needed in today’s classrooms, safe rooms, and storm shelters, while also allowing natural light to enter the room. Having the ability to withstand the direct impact of a 15lb 2x4 at over 100mph, our high impact glass lights are compliant with ICC500-2014 and FEMA 361/320 and labeled with ITS/WHI Intertek labels for tornado resistance. Options include fire rating to 90 minutes for vision and ADA compliant narrow lights. Lights are factory installed to control quality and dependability of your life-safety product. These lights can be ordered in any PW Series Door in a 3-sided frame.
Protection from tornados with optional fire rating
Able to withstand the impact of a 15lb 2x4 at 100 mph per ICC500-2014 test criteria
Allows for citical visibility into classrooms, a known liability
Patent pending design Ratings
Labeled with ITS/WHI Intertek ICC500-2014 / FEMA 361/320 tornado label
Labeled with ITS/WHI Intertek fire label up to 90 minutes
Quality is everything when it comes to steel doors and frames. They are one of the few components of buildings that people are constantly in contact with — and often provide the first impression of your building.
The Steel Door Institute has developed a new industry certification — SDI Certified. The manufacturers with this certification are regularly audited to ensure they meet our rigorous manufacturing, performance and quality standards. Design professionals can now specify SDI Certified and know the manufacturer of their doors and frames will meet the highest standards in the industry.
Many of the most respected steel door and frame manufacturers are now SDI Certified. They produce standard, custom, and specialty products distributed in 50 states and around the world.