NFPA 105: Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives

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2016 NFPA 105 Standard
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Trust the new 2016 NFPA 105 for state-of-the-art coverage of smoke door assembly performance.

Smoke is the leading killer in destructive fires, and NFPA 105: Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives gives designers, engineers, installers, and contractors the most comprehensive requirements for the performance of required smoke door assemblies and other opening protectives -- such as smoke dampers that are intended to limit the spread of smoke.

Added coverage and updates in the 2016 edition reflect today's technologies and new information about performance:

  • Reorganized for consistency with NFPA 80: Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, the 2016 NFPA 105 offers expanded coverage of multiple types of smoke door assemblies and other opening protectives.
  • Revised and renumbered Chapter 5 provides expanded coverage of inspection, testing, and maintenance for different types of smoke doors and three types of testing; operational, acceptance, and periodic.
  • New Chapter 6 presents the first door-specific installation criteria for swinging door assemblies, and new specific language addressing both fire-rated and non-fire-rated smoke door assemblies.
  • Revised provisions for ITM of smoke dampers include new step-by-step provisions for testing and maintenance.
  • New Chapter 8 provides new language on installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of smoke protective curtain assemblies.

Smoke kills people and damages buildings during a fire. Also critical for facilities managers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), the 2016 edition of NFPA 105 helps users verify that smoke doors and other opening protectives are properly maintained and ready to do their job to protect people and property from deadly smoke hazards. (Softbound, 23 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 105 Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope.
1.2 Purpose.
1.3 Application.
1.4 Retroactivity.
1.5 Equivalency.
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 General Requirements
4.1 General.
4.2 Test Specimen.
4.3 Air Leakage Test.
4.4 Labeling.
4.5 Installation.
Chapter 5 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Smoke Door Assemblies
5.1 General.
5.2 Inspections and Testing.
5.3 Performance-Based Option.
5.4 Maintenance.
5.5 Prevention of Door Blockage.
5.6 Maintenance of Closing Mechanisms.
Chapter 6 Swinging Doors
6.1 General.
6.2 Swinging Doors with Fire Protection Ratings.
6.3 Swinging Doors Without Fire Protection Ratings.
6.4 Vision Panels in Doors.
6.5 Glazing in Sidelight and Transom Light Frames.
6.6 Side Panel and Transom Panel Frames.
6.7 Gasketing and Astragals.
Chapter 7 Installation, Testing, and Maintenance of Smoke Dampers
7.1 General.
7.2 Definitions. (Reserved)
7.3 Installation.
7.4 Operational Test.
7.5 Acceptance Testing.
7.6 Periodic Inspection and Testing.
7.7 Maintenance.
Chapter 8 Smoke Protective Curtain Assemblies
8.1 General.
8.2 Mounting of Smoke Protective Curtain Assemblies.
8.3 Assembly Components.
8.4 Power Operators.
8.5 Installation.
8.6 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.
8.7 Acceptance Testing.
8.8 Closing Devices.
8.9 Periodic Inspection and Testing.
8.10 Maintenance.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Performance-Based Option for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Smoke Door Assemblies
Annex C Informational References