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Wind load and driving rain test: everything tight?

The EU standard 13241-1 commands that doors and gates must be tested with regard to air permeability of joints, water permeability and the resistance to driving rain. Concerning the dimensions of the test stand that was constructed several years ago according to own plans, the MPA NRW is without competition: the stand is seven meters wide and five meters high. When required it can be reduced to one meter. Thus all gate types can be mounted.

In order to inform manufacturers about the requirements of the European regulations already before the development of a new gate type, the MPA NRW offers its clients consultations on the EU test standards besides the actual testing services.

The driving rain test stand simulates an extreme weather situation and tests whether the building component is tight.