2022 NFPA 105 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Consult the 2022 edition of NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, for the most up-to-date requirements for smoke door assembly and opening protective performance.

    NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, offers designers, engineers, installers, and contractors the most comprehensive requirements for the performance of required smoke door assemblies, smoke dampers, and other opening protectives that are intended to limit the spread of smoke.

    Recent changes in the 2022 edition of NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, include the following:

    • A new section clarifying that the standard applies to inspection, testing, and maintenance of all types of smoke-rated opening protectives
    • New definitions for annual frequency and corridor damper
    • Revisions in Section 9.1 for testing and identification of smoke-protective curtain assemblies for hoistways
    • Updated referenced publications and extracts

    Revisions to the 2022 edition of NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, also include a number of changes in Chapter 7.

    The revisions for dampers in Chapter 7 include the following:

    • Addition of requirements for corridor dampers
    • Specification of listing requirements
    • Addition of inspection and testing documentation requirements
    • Clarification that smoke damper inspection and testing must be completed by a qualified person
    • Provisions pertaining to the installation of remote position indication functionality on existing dampers

    Smoke can kill people and damage buildings during a fire; this standard can help installers, engineers, facility managers, and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) verify that smoke doors, smoke dampers, and other opening protectives are properly maintained and ready to do their job. Order your copy of the 2022 edition of NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, today to help protect people and property from deadly smoke hazards. (Print, 36 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 105 Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, 2022 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 Inspection and Testing.
    7.6 Maintenance.
    7.7 Field Modifications.
    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 and Testing.
    8.7 Maintenance.
    Chapter 9 Smoke-Protective Curtain Assemblies for Hoistways
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Mounting of Smoke-Protective Curtain Assemblies for Hoistways.
    9.3 Assembly Components.
    9.4 Power Operators.
    9.5 Installation.
    9.6 Inspection and Testing.
    9.7 Maintenance.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Performance-Based Option for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Smoke Door Assemblies
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2019 Edition

    Consult NFPA 105 for the latest coverage of smoke door assembly performance and major updates on provisions for smoke dampers.

    NFPA 105, Standard for 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.

    Recent changes focus primarily on the provisions for smoke dampers. The 2019 edition of NFPA 105 includes:

    • A mandate that smoke damper manufacturer's installation and maintenance instructions be maintained on-site for new smoke damper installations
    • A new remote inspection method for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of smoke dampers
    • A new requirement that clarifies application of inspection requirements for single inaccessible dampers
    • New requirements updating the process for smoke damper acceptance testing 
    • Added Chapter 9 and a new definition defining a new opening protective that applies to smoke-protective curtain assemblies for hoistways

    Smoke kills people and damages buildings during a fire. NFPA 105 helps installers, engineers, facility managers, and AHJs verify that smoke doors and other opening protectives are properly maintained and ready to do their job to help protect people and property from deadly smoke hazards. Stay up to date and up to code. (Print, 32 pp., 2019)


    2016 Edition

    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)

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