Stratford Document Firesafe
The Document Firesafe protects a wide range of irreplaceable business records in books, ledger card trays, card index systems and all modern systems of documentation.
The Document Firesafe has been specially designed and tested for the fire protection of paper documentation. Years of extensive research and testing resulted in the development of highly efficient material used for the purpose. It combines almost negligible heat transference with lightness, thus reducing handling and floor loading problems. The construction is such that the inner and outer linings are not in direct contact but join via an insulating material to minimise thermal conductivity.
The Document Firesafe is finished in a hard melamine paint. Special application of the final coat produces an attractive textured finish. The mid-green colour has been chosen to harmonize with the modern trends in office decoration. The door is trimmed with a stainless steel panel, satin chrome handwheel and key escutcheon.
The door is secured by a four-way boltwork system operated by a handweel. Locking is effected by a 7-lever security lock with keys supplied in duplicate.
The Fire Research Organisation Official Furnace Tests
Stratford Document Firesafe.
Place of Test
Fire Research Station, Borehamwood, Herts.
To prove the ability of Stratford Document Firesafes to protect records in conditions simulating those of actual fires where, not only intense heat, but collapse to buildings and the effects of water might be encountered.
Reports F.R.O.S.I. Nos. 2646/7/8.
Findings and Conclusion
The Stratford Firesafe, containing papers, books and record cards was placed in a furnace, the
temperature of which was rapidly raised to over 926.5°C in accordance with British Standards Institution time/temperature scale BS 476.
After one hour the cabinet was removed and allowed to cool and was then forced open. The contents were found to be in a perfectly usable and legible condition.