When the industry
refers to a fireproof safe it means that product provides fire protection. There
is no law that requires a fireproof safe to bear any particular label. Many
companies use the UL label on their fireproof safe models. This article will
provide you with information about the testing of a fireproof safe that is
required for a UL label.
are no laws requiring labeling of a security product that claims it
provides fire protection. It is voluntary by manufacturers. All the
products on this web site bear a fire protection label from an
independent laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratory Inc (UL).
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selection of fire rated models
Underwriters Laboratory was founded to test products for public safety. It
was founded in 1894 and since has tested products and materials for safety. This
includes whether or not a product provides the fire protection it claims.
How Does UL Test
There are 72 testing standards that UL applies to insulated records
containers. There are four different fire resistance tests:
- fire endurance
- fire and impact
- explosion hazard
- explosion and impact
Temperature - the UL label lists a temperature which is the maximum
terpratrue allowed inside the product during testing. This is based on the
contents. For example, paper chars at 350F. So a product will not get a Ul label
if the interior temperature reaches above 350F.
Time - the UL label lists a time which is how long the product was tested
and succeeded in maintaining the required temperature and humidity.
The products on this website have either a UL or ETL label. Please feel
free to call us with any questions you have about your choice. We can be reached
M-F, 9-5 eastern time at 1 (877) 442-9964. Feel free to email
your questions at any time.