One can only speak of a fireproof safe if the fire protection has actually been tested - certified. All safes without certified fire protection are only conditionally resistant, offer limited fire protection due to their fire fold, but are not fireproof. Fire protection safes with 120 minutes of fire protection offer resistance against fire, heat, fumes and splash water for exactly these 120 minutes. A distinction is made whether it is paper or data carriers (CDs, DVDs, USB sticks, memory sticks etc.). The label P indicates paper, DIS stands for data carrier The fire protection safe r is marked with the certificate, a badge which shows which test the safe has been subjected to.
The UL test (for paper)
A safe with 120 minutes of fire protection is subjected to the so-called UL test. UL stands for Underwriters Laboratory. The safe is placed in a special furnace at 1010°C and the internal temperature remains below 177°C for two hours. Only the safe that survives this test undamaged is given the designation fireproof safe Fire protection for 120 minutes.
ETL - Fire Testing 120 minutes (for data carriers)
Safes with 120 minutes of fire protection for data carriers come for 2 hours at a temperature of 1010°C in the special furnace and the internal temperature remains 60 minutes below 177°C.
S 120 P - 120 minutes of fire protection for paper
The temperature is 1090°C for 2 hours, max. temperature increase by 150°C. The relative humidity in the cabinet is max. 85%. In addition to the fire test, there is a burst and fall test from 9.15 meters. The fall test is intended to simulate a floor breakthrough and the safe must not open after the impact.
S 120 DIS - 120 minutes fire protection for data carriers
Also in this test, the temperature for two hours is 1090°C, max. increase of 30°C. The relative humidity in the cabinet is max. 85%. In addition to the fire test, a burst and fall test from 9.15 meters takes place. The fall test is intended to simulate a floor breakthrough and the safe must not open after the impact.