NFPA 252: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

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2012 NFPA 252
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Evaluate the ability of of fire doors to resist the passage of flame, heat, and gases with the latest testing provisions in the 2012 NFPA 252.

Revised to include updated references, the 2012 NFPA 252: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies outlines methods of fire testing door assemblies that testing laboratories and manufacturers can use to determine assembly suitability when fire resistance of a specific duration is required. The Standard allows different fire door assemblies to be compared with each other in order to evaluate their relative performance as measured against a standard fire experience. (Softbound, Approx. 15 pp., 2012)

NFPA® 252 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies 2012 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Control of Fire Test
4.1 Temperature-Time Curve
4.2 Furnace Temperatures
4.3 Unexposed Surface Temperatures
Chapter 5 Fire Door Assembly
5.1 Construction and Size
5.2 Mounting
5.3 Clearances
5.4 Test Wall
Chapter 6 Conduct of Tests
6.1 Fire Test
6.2 Hose Stream Test
Chapter 7 Performance Criteria
7.1 General
7.2 Swinging Doors
7.3 Sliding Doors
Chapter 8 Report
8.1 Results
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Commentary
Annex C Informational References