BSEN product table

BS EN 12825

BS EN 12825 is a method of comparing raised flooring performance using a common test method and allows for a large number of classes, which can be used as a picking list to create a “specification”.

  • Classes of element, six classes
  • Classes of deflection, three classes
  • Safety factor, two classes
  • Deviation on panel dimensions, two classes

There are therefore 72 classes to select from when writing a specification!
Because these performance standards are not arranged vertically there is great potential for misunderstanding, and advice should be sought on how to select a raised access flooring system suitable for the building concerned.

BS EN 12825 does not require independent testing: normally the manufacturer’s results are deemed to be acceptable.

BS EN 12825 does not recognise the need to specify installation criteria.

Table of use for BSEN

Working load Ultimate Load BSEN12825 Class Guide to usage FSC® Download
RG Series
RG6

4kN

In excess of 12kN Class 6/3/A/2 General office areas YES Download
RG5

3.33kN

In excess of 10kN Class 5/3/A/2 General office areas YES Download
RG3

2.67kN

In excess of 8kN Class 3/3/A/2 General office use, no heavy equipment YES Download
RG2

2kN

In excess of 6kN Class 2/3/A/2 Small offices with low occupancy levels; limited use of filing cabinets YES Download
FDEB Range
FDEB 6

4kN

In excess of 12kN Class 6/3/A/2 Computer rooms; equipment rooms, print rooms YES Download
FDEB 4

3kN

In excess of 9kN Class 4/3/A/2 Computer rooms; equipment rooms, print rooms YES Download
FDEB 1

1.33kN

In excess of 4kN Class 1/3/A/2 Equipment rooms; limited use of heavy equipment YES Download
TL Series
TL5

3.33kN

In excess of 10kN Class 5/3/A/2 General  office areas YES Download
TL3

2.67kN

In excess of 8kN Class 3/3/A/2 General office use, no heavy equipment YES Download

† based upon a 3 times safety factor.

Consideration should be taken regarding the use of the raised floors as a working platform during construction, pedestrian traffic in escape routes, main thoroughfares etc. & how furniture / filing cabinets and other heavy equipment etc. will be taken into the building (across the floor) especially if the lower classification is being considered.

Classification by class is based upon a complete Kingspan system i.e. panels & understructure.

Full technical support and advice can be obtained from Kingspan’s Technical Department on 01482 781701.

 
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