International Fire Door Inspector Association
Presents
New Annual Fire Door Inspections
NFPA 80 – 2007, 2010, 2013
Standard for Fire Doors and Other
Opening Protectives
October 2, 2013
Why NFPA 80 is Applicable
International Building Code
(IBC) 2009
Chapter 7, Section 715.4 specifies fire door
assemblies shall be installed in accordance with
NFPA 80. PERTAINS TO INSTALLATION.
715.4 Fire door and shutter assemblies. Approved fire door
and fire shutter assemblies shall be constructed of any
material or assembly of component materials that conforms
to the test requirements of Sections 715.4.1, 715.4.2, 715.4.3
and the fire-protection rating indicated in Table 715.4. Fire
door assemblies and shutters shall be installed in accordance
with the provisions of this section and NFPA 80.
International Fire Code
(IFC) 2009
Chapter 7, Section 701.3 specifies fire door
assemblies shall be maintained in accordance with
NFPA 80. PERTAINS TO MAINTENANCE.
701.3 Fire walls, fire barriers and fire partitions.
Required fire walls, fire barriers and fire partitions shall be
maintained to prevent the passage of fire. All openings
protected with approved doors or fire dampers shall be
maintained in accordance with NFPA 80.
NFPA 1 Fire Code
2009
Section 12.4.1 specifies fire door assemblies shall be
installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA 80.
PERTAINS TO INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE.
Section 12.4.1 The installation and maintenance of assemblies
and devices used to protect openings in walls, floors, and
ceilings against the spread of fire and smoke within, into, or out
of buildings shall comply with Section 12.4 and NFPA 80,
Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives.
I-Code State Adoption Status
http://www.iccsafe.org/GR/Pages/adoptions.aspx
• Adoption of 2009 / 2012 IBC, IFC, NFPA 1
• 36 of 50 States
Inspection Frequency NFPA 80
• 5.2.1 Fire door assemblies shall be
inspected and tested not less than
annually and a written record of the
inspection shall be signed and kept for
inspection by the AHJ. (2007,2010)
• 5.2.4.1 Periodic inspections and testing
shall be performed not less than annually.
(2013)
Qualified Person NFPA 80
• NFPA 80- 2010, 2013
• Qualified Person. A person who, by
possession of a recognized degree,
certificate, professional standing, or skill,
and who, by knowledge, training, and
experience, has demonstrated the ability
to deal with the subject matter, the work,
or project.
Inspection Specifics 2007, 2010
(1) No open holes or breaks exist in
surfaces of either the door or frame
Inspection Specifics
(2) Glazing, vision light frames, and glazing
beads are intact and securely fastened in
place, if so equipped
Inspection Specifics
(3) The door, frame, hinges, hardware, and
noncombustible threshold are secured,
aligned, and in working order with no
visible signs of damage.
Inspection Specifics
(4) No parts are missing or broken.
Inspection Specifics
(5) Door clearances at the door edge to the
frame, on the pull side of the door, do not
exceed clearances listed in 4.8.4 and
6.3.1.
Inspection Specifics
(6) The self-closing device is operational,
that is, the active door completely closes
when operated from the full open position.
Inspection Specifics
(7) If a coordinator is installed, the inactive
leaf closes before the active leaf.
Inspection Specifics
(8) Latching hardware operates and secures
the door when it is in the closed position.
Inspection Specifics
(9) Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or
prohibit operation are not installed on the
door or frame.
Inspection Specifics
(10) No field modifications to the door
assembly have been performed that void
the label.
Inspection Specifics
(11) Gasketing and edge seals, where
required, are inspected to verify their
presence and integrity.
Inspection Specifics 2013
(1) Labels are clearly visible and legible
Inspection Specifics 2013
(12) Meeting edge protection, gasketing
and edge seals, where required, are
inspected to verify their presence and
integrity
Inspection Specifics 2013
(13) Signage affixed to a door meets the
requirements listed in 4.1.4
Fire Door Inspectors
Inspection Versus Certification
• Fire door inspectors provide inspection
services only
• Listing agencies provide certification
services
• Fire door inspectors never provide
certification labels to re-label fire doors
without any fire rating labels
NFPA 80 – 2007
Field Modification
• 5.1.5.2.1 In cases where a field
modification to a fire door assembly is
desired, the laboratory whose label is on
the assembly shall be contacted and a
description of the modification shall be
presented to the laboratory.
NFPA 80 – 2013
Field Modification
• 5.1.4.1 In cases where a field modification
to a fire door or fire door assembly is
desired, and is not permitted by 4.1.3.2
through 4.1.3.4, the laboratory with which
the product or component being modified
is listed shall be contacted through the
manufacturer and a written or graphic
description of the modifications shall be
presented to the laboratory.
NFPA 80
Listing Agency Field Labels
Personnel Certification
Programs
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Growing trend for these programs
Involves preparations and repairs
Perfect Raceway Program (Example)
Field preparation of 3/8” diameter raceway
between the hinge and electrified latch
• Involves program specific label application
• Audits conducted by the listing agency
Perfect Raceway Program
Program Label
Education and Training Courses
• International Fire Door Inspector
Association (IFDIA) Fire Door Inspector
Curriculum Accredited by the International
Accreditation Services (IAS) a subsidiary
of the ICC
• Door Hardware Institute (DHI) Fire Door
Assembly Inspector Course
Contact Us
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NFPA 80
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