The emphasis on life safety and property protection has never been greater than it is today. Doors play a vital role in the fire resistance of a building; they allow people to evacuate safely from a building along with limiting the spread of fire and smoke to other areas.
Fire doors help to provide the following functions:
Safe egress from a fire area during a fire
Inhibit the fire from spreading throughout the building
Protect life and property by reducing smoke hazards
Serve as a regular door pathway at all times
Republic provides a comprehensive line of 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" thick labeled doors and frames to meet all requirements for fire protection. All of Republic's door constructions conform to certified fire door procedures whether the doors are furnished with labels or not. Since label requirements vary throughout the country, local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) should be consulted during the design and planning stages.
All Republic doors and frames have been fire tested in accordance with UL 10B, UL 10C, UBC 7-2, and ASTM E-152 and are all produced under Underwriters Laboratories and Warnock Hersey/ITS factory inspection and labeling service program.
Republic’s fire rating capabilities include the use of ceramic glass and special glazing compounds. View FireLite® fire-rated glass technical data specifications by Technical Glass Products (TGP), which list all of the maximum size limitations along with fire ratings. FireLite fire-rated glass is listed under Republic's Underwriters Laboratories and Warnock Hersey follow-up programs.
When selecting Republic fire-rated doors and frames for your next project, consider the following:
Fire-resistance-rated frames must have fire-resistance-rated glazing. There are different limitations depending on the type of glazing
Door opening sizes are also limited by the manufacturer’s listings, not to mention the structural integrity and ability to function properly
Jamb depth of frame relates to wall thickness. It’s important to verify the availability of a fire rated configuration for custom profiles
Caution must be taken with light and lock cutouts to ensure they do not negate the fire rating
TEMPERATURE RISE DOORS
A temperature rise door is a fire-rated door which limits the heat transfer through the door for a period of 30 minutes
Temperature rise ratings indicate the maximum rise above ambient temperature on the non-fire side of the door, and will be either 250° or 450° F
The 250° door is the most restrictive because it limits the heat transfer to only 250° for a 30-minute period
A typical hollow metal door would reach approximately 1400° F in the same time period
By minimizing the transfer of heat, a temperature rise door could protect an exit enclosure, allowing people to pass below the floor of fire origin
Our steel doors and frames set the industry standard. We strive to do the same with our service and support. Republic is committed to delivering best-in-class customer care – making everything from sales to ordering to delivery to installation as smooth and easy as possible.