An RC2 inspection according to DIN EN 1627 – 1630 takes place in several stages. Below is a brief explanation.
Within the scope of the inspection, the door component is subjected to pressure of approx. 300 kg by means of a pressure test in a test cylinder. Door hinges and locks are put under pressure for a set amount of time.
Any displacements are determined with so-called crack gauges at selected points. The cracks formed under pressure must be below a diameter of 10, 25 or 50 mm.
An object weighing approx. 50kg (in this case, an impactor) is dropped onto the door panel from a height of 450 mm. The door panel must withstand the impact, in other words, it mustn’t develop any cracks or become deformed.
In this inspection, an examiner tries to either open the door, or create a gap through which he/she can enter, within a predetermined time frame.
The handle, hinges and glass attachment must each withstand the force for 3 minutes in order to pass the inspection.
This inspection takes place with the following tools: screwdriver, hammer and cotter pin.