The fire rating on a Sun Welding safe is independently tested and rated. The problem with a safe fire rating is that none of the manufactures have tested the safes at the same facility, under the same specifications. There are many variations of fire testing and ratings for gun safes. Sun Welding would like to be UL Fire rated since they are the only honest testing facility, but they want too much money to test each safe.
We offer many different sizes and options that would need to be tested at very high prices for each. We have tested our safes in an oven that was 1200 degrees and at ‘x’ minutes (basic is 30 minutes up to 120 minutes) the internal temperature of the safe reached 350 degrees. Sun Welding also adds a fire proof safe gasket.
DESIGNED TO PREVENT SPEAD OF FIRE
The gasket is designed to prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and moisture by expanding seven times it’s size. The fire gasket fits against the door perfectly every time. Sun Welding uses a 5/8″ thick gypsum fire board to internally line the walls of the safes for fire rating, many competitors only use a 1/2″ thick piece of material.