NFPA Seeks to Revise ANSI Fire Standards for Doors and Windows
January 10, 2011

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is accepting public comments on a number of proposals sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that relate to fire doors and windows.

One such proposal is BSR/NFPA 252-201x, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, a revision of ANSI/NFPA 252-2007. This revision prescribes standardized fire and hose stream test procedures that apply to fire door assemblies intended to be used to retard the spread of fire through door openings in fire-resistive walls.

Another NFPA proposal is BSR/NFPA 257-201x, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies, a revision of ANSI/NFPA 257-2007. This revision prescribes standardized fire and hose stream test procedures that apply to the evaluation of fire window assemblies, including windows, glass block and other light-transmitting assemblies intended to retard the spread of fire through openings in fire-resistance-rated walls.

The disposition of all comments will be published in the semi-annual NFPA Report on Comments (ROC 2011 FRC), a copy of which will automatically be sent to all commentors and to others upon request. All comments for the 2011 Fall Revision Cycle Report on Proposals must be received by March 4, 2011.

Comments and proposals can be submitted online via the NFPA’s website.

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