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Fire Rated Assemblies - Vision Panels

What is the requirement for proper fire rated vision panels?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

For fire rated door assemblies in new horizontal exits, vision panels are required, according to section of the Life Safety Code NFPA 101-2012.

If wired glass is used, and the vision opening is sized correctly according to NFPA 101-2012, Table (does not exceed the area and dimension limits), then the wired glass is considered to be compliant. If glazed glass is used, regardless of whether the vision opening is sized correctly, the glass is to be labeled since that is the only way to determine if it is fire rated glass.
Manual: Assisted Living Community
Chapter: Life Safety LS
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 29, 2021

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