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Swinging Fire Doors: A History of NFPA 80's Requirements

  • 12/17/2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 12/31/2024
  • 11:59 PM
  • (On-Demand Access)



Recorded on December 17, 2019.

NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, requires formal door safety inspection and operational testing of the types of fire doors and window assemblies that it covers. The most important principle of performing NFPA 80's inspections and testing is that the doors and windows should be inspected in accordance with the codes and standards that were in effect at the time of installation. That makes sense, right? In most cases, it's easier said, than done.

Have you ever wondered when sections of wire glass in swinging doors were required to be individually labeled? How about the requirements regarding the installation of fire exit hardware on swinging fire doors? Do labels on fire-rated hollow metal (aka, steel) door frames need include the hourly ratings? When (and why) did NFPA 80 set limitations for signage applied to doors? What about the requirements for older existing swinging fire doors?

This webinar presents a history of NFPA 80's ever-evolving requirements for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. Fire door inspectors, AHJs. and facility personnel need to be aware of NFPA 80's history to accurately and appropriately assess existing swinging fire doors.

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