What makes a Rated Opening Compliant?

For a Fire Door to be compliant, NFPA 80-2007 Edition, paragraph states that as a minimum, the following items shall be verified:

  • No pen holes or breaks exist in surfaces of either the door or the frame.
  • Glazing, vision light frames and glazing beads are intact and securely fastened.
  • The door, frame, hinges, hardware and noncombustible threshold are secured, aligned and in working order.
  • No parts are missing or broken.
  • Door clearances at the door edge to the frame, at the pull side of the door, do not exceed the clearances list in 4.8.4 and 6.3.1 Bottom Maximum ¾” (19mm), 3/8” (9.5mm) for 38” above floor/ Wood Top&Sides Max 1/8” (3.18mm)/ Steel Top&Sides&ME Pairs 1/16”-3/16” (1.59-4.76mm)
  • The self-closing device is operational, that is, the active door completely closes when operated from the full open position.
  • If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before the active leaf.
  • Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position.
  •  Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or prohibit operation are not installed on the door
    or frame.
  • No field modifications to the door assembly have been performed that void the label.
  • Gasketing and edge seals, where required are inspected to verify their presence and