EAS Doors have been designed and tested to meet or
exceed Florida Building Code and Miami-Dade County
Code Requirements. The testing has been performed
by an independent lab to ensure that our doors can
withstand the highest levels of abuse.
The testing process involves 'firing' debris at the
glass surface of the doors. The 'debris' includes
a nine-pound two by four, and ball bearings. The test
must also survive cyclic wind testing. The procedures
are extensive, the facilities impressive, and the
tests demanding. EAS Doors have passed these tests
with flying colors!
Missile Impact Testing
EAS Doors have passed the "Large Missile Impact"
test. This test involves a nine-pound two by four,
that is launched from an air cannon at nearly 55 mph
(75 ft/second). Companies seeking hurricane resistance
qualifications are required to supply three test specimens,
each of which must survive two impacts.
The first 'shot' of the two by four is fired directly
into the center of the door. The second 'shot' is
fired into the corner of the glass. To pass the test,
the glass must withstand BOTH impacts, allowing no
penetration of the two by four through the glass.EAS
Doors met the high demands of these tests to obtain
a Hurricane Rating.
Even after passing these test, the doors must still
endure the Cyclic Wind Testing described below.
Missile Impact Testing
The "Small" test missiles are intended to
represent roof gravel weighing two grams moving at
55 mph (80 ft/second). Once again, companies must
supply three samples for testing.
The "Small Missile Impact Tests" require
more impacts. In this series of testing 30 impacts
are required on each product. This includes ten impacts
in the center, ten along the edge, and ten near the
corner. All three samples must survive the impacts
without allowing any penetration of the 'debris'.
EAS Doors puts their product ahead of the crowd using
new test procedures. Some "Small Missile Impact
Tests" have been questioned for reliability.
The debris materials used to represent "roof
gravel" can be considered inconsistent in some
circumstances. Products may pass with some types of
rock and fail with other types. There have been variations
observed in the gravel used as some is made of softer
minerals or has a more forgiving shape. Newer ASTM
standards use steel balls weighing exactly two grams
in an effort to make the test standard more consistent
EAS Doors have passed the newer ASTM
standard using two gram ball bearings fired at our
Wind Pressure Loading
Even if a product can survive 'debris' impacts, this
does not mean it can survive a hurricane's winds.
Products must be subjected to further testing. Hurricane
winds vary in intensity and impact during a storm.
This places tremendous strain on materials. The "Cyclic
Wind Test" is designed to replicate this process.
In this final phase of testing,
product samples are subjected to cyclic pressure testing.
This test seeks to simulate hurricane force wind loading
at 9,000 wind cycles, where each cycle is a function
of the maximum wind speed (converted to pressure)
to which the product will be "rated."
- 200 MPH Wind Testing
Building Envelope InnovationsTesting and Verification
FacilitySanta Rosa Beach, Florida. This testing chamber
places a 200 MPH wind load on the EAS In-Line Super
Seal Sliding Glass Door. This wind load was maintained
for 8 hours with no failures of any door component.
Doors is proud to announce that our doors have met
or exceeded all of the above tests.
We maintain certifications including ASTM, Miami-Dade
County, and more!
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product features, and safety.
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