FEMA and Tornado

Tornados form quickly giving people little time to prepare. Tornado prepared rooms and buildings can provide shelter. Republic's FEMA (Tornado) doors and frames are an important part of the areas of refuge equation.

  • SDI Level 4
  • Meets or Exceeds FEMA 320 and 361
  • Meets or Exceeds ICC 500
  • Passes 300 mph wind speed tests
  • Passes Projectile test (15 lb. 2x4 traveling at 100 mph)
  • Multiple hardware options (see below)
  • Community Shelters, School Corridors, Home Shelters, Safe Rooms, and other protection areas
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Approved Hardware Options:
  • Securitech 4300 multipoint deadbolt (typical for residential in-swing)
  • Securitech 5000 multipoint lock (typical for classroom areas)
  • Securitech 7000 multipoint lock (typical for exit doors from buildings)
  • Securitech 8000 multipoint exit (typcial for exit doors from buildings)
  • (3) Medeco Maxum deadlocks (1" throw) with Grade 1 cyclidrical or mortise lock
  • Sargent FM8700 with HC980 (12HC980) hardware mullion (pairs, 6070 maximum)
  • Sargent 7100 (single openings, 4080 maximum)
  • Corbin Russwin 6800 (single openings, 4080 maximum)
  • Von Duprin WS 9927 Series (pairs, 8080 maximum)
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FEMA Doors and Frames Technical Data

  • Thickness: 1 13/16 inch (+/- 1/16 inch)
  • Actual Door Size: Door undersized from nominal by 1/4 inch width and 7/8 inch height. Uncut depends upon hardware.
  • Hinge Rail and Reinforcement: Hinge edge is non-beveled and is reinforced with a continuous 10 gage steel channel projection welded at a maximum 5 inches on center.
  • Lock Rail: Lock edge is beveled or non-beveled and reinforced with a continuous 14 gage steel channel projection welded at a maximum 5 inches on center. (Beveled lock edge 1/8 inch in 2 inches optional)
  • Top Channel: Top channel is a 14 gage channel, projection welded at a maximum 2 1/2 inches center.
  • Bottom Channel: Bottom Channel is 16 gage steel channel, projection welded at a maximum 2 1/2 inches on center
  • Cores Available: Steel Stiffened Core
  • Stiffener Gage and Size: 20 gage standard - 4 inches wide
  • Stiffener Spacing: Maximum 6 inches apart (varies according to door width)
  • Stiffener Welding: 5 inches maximum on centers (vertically)
  • Face Skins: 14 gage cold rolled or galvannealed steel
  • Closer Reinforcement: 14 gage standard / 12 gage optional (18 inches x 6 inches)
  • Size Availabilty: Singles - Maximum 4 feet x 8 feet (4'0" x 8'0"), Pairs - Maximum 8 feet x 8 feet (8'0" x 8'0")
  • SDI 100 Level / Model: Level 4 and Model 2 (Maximum Duty Performance Level A) (Standard)
  • Fire Label Range: Maximum 3 hour
  • Edge Seam Construction: Seamless edge - Intermittently welded standard or continuously welded option
  • Universal Standard / Heavy Weight Hinge: Hinge fillers are used, allowing for an easy modification from standard weight to heavy weight hinge preparation.
  • Handing Design: Non-Handed standard on doors (optional handed). Frames are handed.
Approved Anchors:
  • Prepared Opening (POA), Punch and Dimple Only, Masonry T or Wire

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