2017 NFPA 252 - Current Edition
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    Evaluate the ability of fire doors to resist the passage of flame, heat, and gases with the latest testing provisions in the new NFPA 252.

    Revised with more guidance, the 2017 edition of 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.

    NFPA 252 is also the required test for application of NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, which is now an enforced requirement based on the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official adoption of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®. 

    • Control of fire test
    • Conduct of tests
    • Fire test
    • Hose stream test
    • Performance criteria
    • General provisions, with special sections for swinging doors and sliding doors

    Added information in the 2017 edition includes: 

    • New guidance on calculating pressure gradients
    • Updated references throughout

    All fire door testing laboratories and manufacturers need to reference the latest edition of NFPA 252, so fire doors have the best chance against the passage of flame, heat, and gases. (Print, 24 pp., 2017)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 252 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
    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
  • Prior Editions

    2012 Ediition

     

    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)

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