Fire Rated Hardware

- Feb 15, 2019-


• Hardware has the same fire rating durations as doors and frames.

• Types of fire rated hardware include: – Hinges – Pivots – Locks – Closers

• Gasketing materials must be listed to show that their installation does not adversely affect the fire resistance performance of the assembly.

• Limitations on Use of Hardware − Size of Armor Plates − Door Viewers − Door Vision Lites

• A properly sized closing device is the last of the “basic” fire door hardware requirements. A fire door must be in a closed and latched position to serve as a protective barrier in the event of a fire. For this reason, either listed spring hinges or a listed door closer are required to ensure that the door will close properly