Selection of door closer size is judged in two ways.

  1. Does the door closer have the strength to effectively close the door against unexpected air pressure?
  2. Is the door closer oversized for the application and therefore affecting the ease of operation?

Efficiency of the door closer also has a major bearing on ease of operation. For optimum performance it is essential that a highly efficient door closer of a correct size is selected. 

The use of spring strength adjustability, which allows fine tuning of strength on site, has simiplfied this task but not removed all of the guesswork. With more architects and engineers becoming conscious of the problems caused by incorrect selection of door closer strength, it has become the responsibility of manufacturers to provide better technical information, such as closing torque and efficiency of their products. 

Door Closer Catalogue