T1: NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 Changes, Recap

Blog Post created by kristinbigda Employee on Jun 23, 2015

Thank you for attending the session on changes to the 2016 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives and NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives. 


During the presentation, I received a great question regarding fire damper inspection.  In summary, NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 include new, and very helpful language in the 2016 editions that address in more detail the requirements for acceptance testing and the specific steps and procedures required during a periodic test.   This guidance was much needed in the standard to assist those conducting damper inspections and provide for consistency and safety during the inspections.  I would encourage everyone to take a look (for free!) at the 2016 edition of the document once it is posted to the document information pages.


If you are an NFPA member of code official, please take advantage of our technical questions service. You may submit your code interpretation questions online at or, or by calling our customer service line at 1-800-344-3555, Option 1 during the hours of 9:00 am- 5:00 pm ET and I would be happy to assist you with your questions. 


Thank you for attending the presentation and I look forward to hearing from you in the future!