18" x 30" 3 Hour Fire-Rated Access Panels for Walls

18" x 30"

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18" x 30" 3 Hour Fire-Rated Access Panels for Walls 
The BA-FD3W 18" x 30" 3 Hour Fire-Rated Access Panels for Walls deliver exceptional fire protection and thermal performance for demanding construction projects. These insulated panels are UL certified to withstand fire for a full three hours while minimizing heat transfer. 
BA-FD3W is ideally suited for:

  • Wall and ceiling access panels in fire-rated assemblies 
  • Concealing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems while maintaining fire safety 
  • Ideal for locations requiring control over temperature rise and heat transmission

Get to Know BA-FD3W!

Unmatched Fire Protection: BA-FD3W is a UL-certified 3-hour fire rating that ensures the panels act as a fire barrier, delaying the spread of flames and smoke within a building. 

Minimized Heat Transfer: This model's insulated construction goes beyond a basic fire rating. The Temp Rise Rating signifies the panels significantly reduce heat transmission during a fire event. 

Durable Steel Construction: The BA-FD3W Series utilizes high-quality steel for long-lasting performance, translating to panels that resist dents, scratches, and everyday wear and tear on construction sites, reducing the need for replacements.

Simplified Maintenance and Inspection: Easy access to concealed building systems is crucial for routine maintenance and inspections. The BA-FD3W Series offers a convenient solution without compromising fire safety.

Improved Aesthetics: Available in a variety of finishes, the BA-FD3W Series integrates seamlessly into your project's overall design, eliminating the need to choose between functionality and aesthetics. 
Code Compliance: Building codes often mandate the use of fire-rated access panels in specific locations. The BA-FD3W ensures your project adheres to all relevant fire safety regulations, saving you time and avoiding delays caused by non-compliant materials.

Peace of Mind: By specifying the BA-FD3W, you gain the confidence that your project prioritizes both occupant safety and building integrity – translating to peace of mind for you, your client, and building occupants. 

  • Frame Material: 16-gauge (1.6 mm) Galvanneal steel up to and including 30" x 48". Larger sizes in either dimension is 14-gauge (2 mm)
  • Frame Depth: 3-1/4″ (83 mm)
  • Flange: 7/8" (22 mm) wide up to and including 36" x 36" (914mm x 914mm) or 1-1/4″ (32 mm) wide for larger panels
  • Door Panel Material: 18 ga (1.31 mm) Galvanneal steel
  • Liner Material: 22 ga (.64mm) Galvanneal steel
  • Standard Finish: Off-white prime coat
  • Insulation: High-temperature insulation
  • Hinge: Concealed rod hinge up to 48″ (1219 mm) height. Piano hinge for larger sizes
  • Closer: Panel automatically closes and latches from an open position of approximately 90° as required by NFPA 80
  • Latch: 1/4″ (6.35mm) Allen key-operated slam latch with interior release
  • Certifications:
    Intertek Warnock Hersey Listed and Labeled: 
    3-hour fire rating for vertical and horizontal installation. 
    Temperature Rise Max: 30 minutes 77° F (43° C), 60 minutes 268° F (149° C)
  • Testing Standards: 
    Vertical: NFPA 252, U.L. 10B, CAN/ULC S10 4 
    Horizontal: UBC 43-7

Don't compromise on fire safety or ease of access. Add the BA-FD3W 18" x 30" 3 Hour Fire-Rated Access Panels for Walls for your next project. 
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