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The fourth class in this series was on the code requirements for electrified hardware.

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Practice: If you are taking the COR140 exam, you can download a practice exercise here.

Now that you’ve taken all 4 classes, try this crossword puzzle!

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[I recommend marking the locations of the code sections that apply to these questions in your copy of NFPA 101 and the IBC.]

1) For doors where stairwell reentry is required, which product is the correct hardware to use?

  • a) EL – electric latch retraction device
  • b) E – electric trim or electric mortise lock
  • c) electric strike
  • d) delayed egress device

2) Secure doors meeting stairwell reentry requirements must have what type of product?

  • a) fail safe
  • b) fail secure
  • c) delayed egress device
  • d) passage set

3) When push/pull function is needed for a fire door, what is the correct product to use?

  • a) fail safe electric strike
  • b) fail secure electric lock
  • c) delayed egress device
  • d) electric latch retraction

4) Which application must meet the requirements of the IBC and NFPA 101 sections called Access Controlled Egress Doors?

  • a) all doors with access control
  • b) electromagnetic locks released by door-mounted hardware
  • c) electromagnetic locks released by a motion sensor
  • d) electric latch retraction devices on fire doors

5) NFPA 101 and the IBC’s requirements for delayed egress differ. Choose from the list below all of the requirements that are different between the two sets of requirements.

  • a) method of rearming the device
  • b) length of time between initiation and release
  • c) number of seconds to activate 15-second timer
  • d) occupancy types where delayed egress locks are allowed
  • e) the requirement for signage to be present

6) The IBC does not include a special section for elevator lobby locks, but a section was added to NFPA 101 in the 2009 edition. What type of hardware would meet NFPA 101’s requirements?

  • a) fail secure electric strike
  • b) fail safe electric lock
  • c) electric latch retraction
  • d) fail secure electric lock

7) The code requirements for Electromagnetically Locked Egress Doors apply to which product applications?

  • a) all doors with mag-locks
  • b) mag-locks which are unlocked by a motion sensor
  • c) mag-locks which are unlocked by a door-mounted release device
  • d) mag-locks on doors in a means of egress

8) Which type of locks are the best choice to secure a hospital unit such as the pediatrics floor, in compliance with the new (in 2009) sections from the IBC and NFPA 101?

  • a) electric strikes
  • b) electromagnetic locks
  • c) electric latch retraction devices
  • d) electrified lever trim for panic hardware

Answers: 1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-c, 5-c&d, 6-b, 7-c, 8-b

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