2022 NFPA 288 - Current Edition
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    Reference the latest criteria for testing the effectiveness of horizontal fire door assemblies against the spread of fire with NFPA 288, 2022 edition.

    Fire resistance-rated assemblies play a critical role in helping to protect lives and property and minimizing loss from fire and related hazards in the built environment. NFPA 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies, offers the test procedures for assessing the capacity of horizontal fire door assemblies to stay in place and withstand the passage of flames and heat.

    An essential resource for manufacturers and testing laboratories, the standard provides for consistency in testing and listing and in evaluating the performance of these life-saving assemblies. NFPA 288 applies to horizontal assemblies of all different materials and construction types installed in openings of fire resistance–rated floor systems or roofs.

    Update to the 2022 edition of NFPA 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies, for the most accurate and reliable test procedures.

    From control and implementation of fire tests to test specimens, results reporting, and conditions of acceptance, NFPA 288 is your comprehensive source for the information and guidance you require. The revised 2022 edition features updated references and editorial corrections to reflect the most current industry knowledge and practices.

    Help ensure you are using the correct methods for testing horizontal fire door assemblies to assess effectiveness in stopping or slowing the progress of flames.

    Place your order for NFPA 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies, 2022 edition, today. (Print, 20 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Horizontal Fire Door Assemblies Installed in Horizontal Fire Resistance–Rated Assemblies, 2022 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 Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2017 Edition

     

    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)


    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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