when is panic hardware on exit doors not required?

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Panic Hardware and Fire Exit Hardware are two different types of exit devices, and the proper selection is determined by code requirements. Panic Hardware is an exit device which is tested for u...
The most obvious difference (in the device) is the lack of mechanical dogging on a Fire Rated Device.  There are some internal parts that may be different and the method it is secured to the d...
The use of Panic Hardware and/or Fire Exit Hardware is required by the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code, depending on which code and which edition of the code i...
Most Panic devices are not designed for exterior applications. As with any mechanical device, exposure to the elements may affect the operation and life of the device and/or finish an...
The Special Von Duprin 2' door device as of 02-07-14 is now shipped with UL Panic Hardware label or UL Fire Exit Hardware label.  The 2’ devices are most commonly used in...
ICC 500 is the most up-to-date testing standard for community and residential storm shelters that provide a safe refuge from storms that produce high winds, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The testing...
Both FEMA 320 and FEMA 361 provide design guidelines for tornado resistant structures. FEMA 320 pertains to residential safe rooms (occupancy <16 people) whereas FEMA 361 is for community...
Only the Schlage LM/LMV9300 series when used with a Steelcraft Paladin door meets the FEMA 320 / 361 guidelines and the ICC-500 standard for wind and impact.