NFPA 80 Meaning

- Mar 20, 2019-

According to NFPA 80, Section 5.2.4.2, As a minimum, the following items shall be verified:

 

No open holes or breaks exist in surfaces of either the door or frame.

Glazing, vision light frames & glazing beads are intact and securely fastened in place, if so equipped.

The door, frame, hinges, hardware, and noncombustible threshold are secured, aligned, and in working order with no visible signs of damage.

No parts are missing or broken.

Door clearances at the door edge of the door frame, on the pull side of the door, do not exceed clearances listed in 4.8.4 (the clearance under the bottom of the door shall be a maximum of 3/4") and 6.3.1 (top & edges 1/8").

The selfclosing device is operational; that is, the active door completely closes when operated from the full open position.

If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before the active leaf.

Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position.

Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or prohibit operation are not installed on the door or frame.

No field modifications to the door assembly have been performed that void the label.

Gasketing and edge seals, where required, are inspected to verify their presence and integrity.

 

 

Thats a lot to inspect and maintain on a fire door! But in order for the door to properly do its job, all of the items above should be inspected and repaired. If your fire doors are not being tested and inspected every year, as required NFPA, they may be out of compliance and can potentially put lives at risk. Dont wait for it to be too late, ensure your facilitys fire doors are properly working by having them inspected and repaired.