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The 2013 NFPA 80 reflects the latest advances in fire doors and opening protectives equipment and installations, for easier ITM and better fire protection throughout your building.

Revised for ease of use and updated with new terminology, the 2013 edition of NFPA 80: Standard Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives helps you maximize protection against the spread of fire and smoke through thorough application and enforcement of requirements for opening protectives -- especially annual inspections and testing.

The 2013 edition adds new guidance for AHJs, inspectors, and building owners/managers. This user-friendly edition includes:

  • New terms and more thorough details regarding the inspection, testing, and maintenance of doors and other opening protectives in the completely reorganized Chapter 5
  • New information regarding documentation and record retention of inspections and tests
  • Revised rules for field modifications of equipment
  • Revised rules concerning initial testing and periodic inspection and testing
  • Updates to maintenance provisions
  • New requirements on the use and types of hinges for swinging doors

From fire doors and fire windows to fabric fire safety curtains and fire dampers, NFPA 80 covers it all.

This comprehensive edition is essential for everyone involved in building fire safety, from door/opening protective and hardware manufacturers to AHJs and fire door inspectors, building owners, building managers, maintenance professionals, and testing laboratories. (Softbound, 83 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Retroactivity
1.4 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 Limitations
4.2 Listed and Labeled Products
4.3 Classifications and Types of Doors
4.4 Glazing Material in Fire Doors
4.5 Fire Resistance–Rated Glazing in Doors and Windows
4.6 Classification of Hardware for Fire Doors
4.7 Placement of Detectors
4.8 Supporting Construction
Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance
5.1 General
5.2 Inspection and Testing.
5.3 Retrofit Operators
5.4 Performance-Based Option
5.5 Maintenance.
Chapter 6 Swinging Doors with Builders Hardware
6.1 Doors
6.2 Supporting Construction
6.3 Openings
6.4 Assembly Components
6.5 Application, Installation, and Adjustment
Chapter 7 Swinging Doors with Fire Door Hardware
7.1 Doors
7.2 Supporting Construction
7.3 Openings
7.4 Assembly Components
Chapter 8 Horizontally Sliding Doors
8.1 Doors
8.2 Supporting Construction
8.3 Openings. (Reserved)
8.4 Assembly Components
Chapter 9 Special-Purpose Horizontally Sliding Accordion or Folding Doors
9.1 Doors
9.2 Supporting Construction
9.3 Clearances Around Openings
9.4 Assembly Components
Chapter 10 Vertically Sliding Fire Doors
10.1 Doors
10.2 Supporting Construction
10.3 Clearances
10.4 Assembly Components
Chapter 11 Rolling Steel Doors
11.1 Doors
11.2 Supporting Construction
11.3 Openings
11.4 Assembly Components
11.5 Weather Protection
Chapter 12 Fire Shutters
12.1 Types
12.2 Requirements
12.3 Weather Protection
Chapter 13 Service Counter Fire Doors
13.1 Doors
13.2 Supporting Construction
13.3 Counters
13.4 Automatic Closing
Chapter 14 Hoistway Doors for Elevators and Dumbwaiters
14.1 Doors
14.2 Types of Doors
14.3 Hoistway Door Vision Panels
14.4 Door Operation
Chapter 15 Chute Doors
15.1 Doors
Chapter 16 Access Doors
16.1 Doors
16.2 Types of Doors
Chapter 17 Fire Windows
17.1 Windows
17.2 Glazing Material
17.3 Types of Windows
17.4 Installation
17.5 Closing Devices
Chapter 18 Glass Block Assemblies
18.1 General
18.2 Installation
Chapter 19 Installation, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Dampers
19.1 General
19.2 Installation
19.3 Operational Test
19.4 Periodic Inspection and Testing
19.5 Maintenance
Chapter 20 Fabric Fire Safety Curtains
20.1 General
20.2 Fabric Fire Safety Curtain Components
20.3 Installation
20.4 Fire Safety Curtain Assemblies
20.5 Supporting Construction
20.6 Rigging and Lifting Equipment
20.7 Operation of the Fire Safety Curtain Assembly
20.8 Acceptance Testing
20.9 Care and Maintenance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Fire Doors: Protection of Conveyor Openings
Annex C Illustration of Types of Fire Window Components
Annex D Fire Door and Fire Window Classifications
Annex E Surface Attachments to Swinging Door Faces
Annex F Door Hardware Locations
Annex G Types of Door Construction
Annex H Special Purpose Doors
Annex I Radiant Heat Transfer
Annex J Performance-Based Option for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Door Assemblies
Annex K General Information About Fire Doors
Annex L Informational References
Index

Author: Kristin Bigda

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NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives reflects the latest advances in fire doors and opening protectives equipment and installations. Revisions in the 2013 edition improved application and enforcement of requirements -- especially with regard to annual inspections and testing. Now the 2013 NFPA 80 Handbook goes a step further, with expert commentary and visuals based on frequently asked questions and targeting areas of potential confusion.

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