Importance of fire rated door assemblies

Date:Mar 03, 2019

Fire rated door assemblies play an important role in saving lives and minimizing property damage by providing safe egress and compartmentalizing smoke, flames and when required, dangerous radiant heat. This is a combination of the door, frame, hardware and glazing working together as one assembly. These components are normally tested as separate products by a nationally recognized testing agency and then listed, labelled or classified for use in fire door assemblies. However, there are instances where specific components are tested together, and therefore must be used together in order to maintain the fire rating.

The basic requirements for fire rated door assemblies include:

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