FIRE DOOR INSPECTIONS

FIRE DOOR INSPECTIONS

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Fire Door Inspection
  • A trained fire door systems technician should inspect
    the fire door’s guides, curtain and endlocks, bottom bar,
    hood, and operating mechanism for any signs of wear or damage.

  • Ensure that the door’s operating mechanisms, fusible links,
    and release mechanisms are not painted, coated with
    dust or grease, and/or contaminated
    with dirt/debris.

  • Open and close the fire door to inspect for any indications of malfunctioning components.

  • Remove any flammable substances that should not be placed on either side of the firewall opening near the fire door.

  • Any issues identified during this Pre-Test Inspection should be corrected before the Drop-Test may be performed.

Fire Door Drop Test
  • A trained fire door systems technician must Drop-Test all fire door automatic closing features for each fire door in your facility.

  • Each Fire Door must reside in the Fully Open Position before the drop-test is performed.

  • Each Fire Door must be drop-tested twice, once to verify proper operation and full closure, and a second time to verify that the automatic closing device was properly reset.

  • Each Fire Door must close completely and come to a full rest on the sill.

  • Per NFPA 80, the average closing speed must be at least 6 inches per second, but must not exceed 24 inches per second.

  • The Results Of The Fire Door Drop Test Must Be Properly Documented.

Any required Repair Parts must be obtained from the original door manufacturer, and following completion of the repairs, the fire door must be re-tested to ensure proper door operation and automatic closing capability.

2010 Fire Code of New York State

SECTION 703 – FIRE-RESISTANCE-RATED CONSTRUCTION

2012 Life Safety Code requires documentation of these inspections, and NFPA 80, 5.2.4.2 requires the following items to be verified:

  1. No open holes or breaks exist in surfaces of either the door or frame.

  2. Glazing, vision light frames, and glazing beads are intact and securely fastened in place, if so equipped.

  3. The door, frame, hinges, hardware, and noncombustible threshold are secured, aligned, and in working order with no visible signs of damage.

  4. No parts are missing or broken.

  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.

  6. The self-closing device is operational, that is, the active door completely closes when operated from the full open position.

  7. If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before active leaf.

  8. Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position.

  9. Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or prohibit operation are not installed on the door or frame.

  10. No field modifications to the door assembly have been performed that void the label.

  11. Gasketing and edge seals, where required, are inspected to verify their presence and integrity.