The SDI has promulgated the following ANSI Standards and Test Methods. All of the SDI member companies stress the performance of standard steel door products and those products have been tested to meet the acceptance criteria or requirements contained in these standards.
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Test Procedure and Acceptance Criteria for Factory Applied Finish Coatings for Steel Doors and Frames
Prescribes the procedure to be followed in the selection of material, chemical preparation, painting, testing, and evaluation of factory applied finish painted steel surfaces for steel doors and frames.
Test Procedure and Acceptance Criteria for Physical Endurance for Steel Doors, Frames and Frame Anchors
A standard method of testing the performance of a steel door mounted in a pressed steel or channel iron frame under condition that might be considered an accelerated field operating conditions.
Recommended Practice for Hardware Reinforcing on Standard Steel Doors and Frames
Provides users of standard steel doors and frames with practical information regarding accepted design methods for reinforcing, and recommended practices for proper field preparation and installation of builders' hardware.
Nomenclature for Standard Steel Doors and Steel Frames
Please reference the SDI Glossary.
Recommended Specifications for Standard Steel Doors and Frames
This specification for swinging steel doors and frames offers a number of choices in both regular and fire rated door and frame constructions. The user must select from the specification the specific grades of doors and frames that best apply to the project.
This specification covers sizes, types, materials, general construction requirements and finishing of 1-3/4 in extra heavy duty steel doors, 1-3/4 in heavy duty steel doors, 1-3/4 in and 1-3/8 in standard duty steel doors, together with frames and accessories. They are intended to be standard items not subject to variations.
Test Procedure and Acceptance Criteria for Prime Painted Steel Surfaces for Steel Doors and Frames
Procedures for the selection of material, chemical preparation, painting, testing and evaluation of prime painted steel surfaces for steel doors and frames.
Erection Instructions for Steel Frames
This document includes information in respect to storage of frames on the jobsite, grouting and back painting of frames and assembly of frames. It contains instructions in respect to bracing frames before wall construction and the installation of frames in masonry, steel stud wall construction, wood stud wall construction and drywall construction.
Testing and Rating of Severe Windstorm Resistant Components for Swinging Door Assemblies
This standard provides procedures for testing and establishing load ratings (design load in pounds per square foot or pounds force) for components of exterior swinging door assemblies. It is the intent of this document to test the protection of openings during severe windstorm conditions, such as a hurricane, that produces sustained wind speeds or gusts in a range of 110 to 150 miles per hour as defined by ASCE 7-02. It is not intended to simulate wind forces generated by tornadoes.