Protect openings in rated walls, floors, and ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke with NFPA 80.
Expanded, revised, and updated, the 2016 edition of NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives helps you ensure proper installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire door assemblies, fire window assemblies, fire dampers, fabric fire safety curtains, and fire protective curtain assemblies.
Referenced by NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®, model building codes, and fire codes, NFPA 80 is vital to the fire protection of openings.
Proper installation of openings in fire rated assemblies is critical to both occupant life safety and property protection -- and fire doors and fire windows are required to be inspected and tested annually to ensure they remain in proper working condition and can help confine a fire should it occur.
New in the 2016 edition:
- Expanded requirements for fire door labels help Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and end users verify that the assembly or product is appropriate.
- New section for the required marking of fire rated glazing offers better usability by promoting standardized requirements.
- New chapter on fire protective curtain assemblies addresses new technology.
- Additional guidance for use of oversized fire doors reflects industry needs.
- Reorganized requirements for actuation devices for use with fire doors, fire shutters, and fire windows.
- A new allowance to use specific products on doors exceeding maximum clearance under the bottom of the door explicitly allows a new category of products, where listed for this use.
From fire doors and fire windows to fabric fire safety curtains and fire dampers, NFPA 80 covers it all.
Doors and other opening protectives that are not installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA 80 are at risk for compromising the fire barrier. That's why staying up-to-code is essential for everyone involved in building fire safety -- from manufacturers to designers, engineers, contractors, AHJs, fire door inspectors, and building owners. (Softbound, 93 pp., 2016)