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ANSI/BHMA A156.4 Door Controls-Closers

ANSI/BHMA A156.4 – 2013  DOOR CONTROLS – CLOSERS
Revision of ANSI/BHMA
 A156.4-2008

1. SCOPE

1.1 This Standard contains requirements for door closers surface mounted, concealed in the door, overhead concealed and concealed in the floor. Also included are pivots for floor closers. Criteria for conformance include cycle, operational, closing force and finish tests. Optional tests which shall be specified separately are also included.

1.2 Tests in this Standard are performed under neutral air pressure laboratory conditions and between 60 and 85 degrees F. In actual usage results vary because of installation, maintenance, and environmental conditions. Actual closer performance is affected by fluctuating ambient conditions such as wind and pressure differentials, consult factory for recommendations.

1.3 Use on Fire Doors A door closer used on labeled fire door assemblies shall be listed or labeled by a nationally recognized independent testing laboratory, and be subject to a periodic in-plant follow-up service. Consult the authority having jurisdiction for the appropriate fire test requirements.

Approved by May 28, 2013

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