2017 NFPA 288 - Current Edition
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    Gauge the effectiveness of horizontal fire door assemblies in protecting openings from the spread of fire. Apply the latest test methods in the 2017 edition of NFPA 288.

    NFPA 288: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance-Rated Assemblies is a test procedure developed for use in evaluating the performance of horizontal floor fire door assemblies in fire resistance-rated horizontal assemblies. It provides testing laboratories and manufacturers with a way to measure the ability of the floor fire door assembly to remain in the opening and resist the passage of flame and heat with load carrying applications.

    Chapters in the Standard address:

    • Control of fire test
    • Test specimen
    • Implementation of fire test
    • Reporting results
    • Conditions of acceptance

    Updated references throughout make the 2017 edition the most accurate and reliable resource for laboratories and manufacturers. (Print, 20 pp., 2017)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)
    NFPA<sup>®</sup> 288 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance-Rated Assemblies 2017 Edition

    NFPA® 288 Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance-Rated 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. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Control of Fire Test
    4.1 Time-Temperature Curve.
    4.2 Furnace Temperature Measurements.
    4.3 Temperatures of Unexposed Surfaces.
    4.4 Furnace Pressure.
    Chapter 5 Test Specimen
    5.1 Construction and Size.
    5.2 Mounting.
    5.3 Clearances.
    5.4 Protection and Conditioning.
    Chapter 6 Implementation of Fire Test
    6.1 Fire Test.
    6.2 Furnace Pressure.
    6.3 Loading.
    Chapter 7 Reporting Results
    7.1 Results.
    Chapter 8 Conditions of Acceptance
    8.1 General.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Recommendations for Thermocouple Pads
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2012 Edition

     

    Gauge the effectiveness of horizontal fire door assemblies in protecting openings from the spread of fire by using the test methods presented in the 2012 NFPA 288.

    NFPA 288: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance-Rated Assemblies, 2012 Edition is a test procedure developed for use in evaluating the performance of horizontal floor fire door assemblies in fire resistance-rated horizontal assemblies. It provides testing laboratories and manufacturers with a way to measure the ability of the floor fire door assembly to remain in the opening and resist the passage of flame and heat with load carrying applications.

    The 2012 edition has been retitled to expand the use of the test Standard to roofs and remove the limit to floor fire door assemblies. (Softbound, Approx. 11 pp., 2012)

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