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BHMA, the Builder's Hardware Manufacturers Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for the manufacturing of builder's hardware. Headquartered in New York City, United States, BHMA standards are used by over 80% of all the manufacturers in its field in the United States. With 75 member companies, BHMA standards are widespread and serve as the industry standard. Standards from BHMA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2017

Power Operated Pedestrian Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply to power operated doors for pedestrian use which open automatically when approached by pedestrians and some small vehicular traffic or by a knowing act. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. Power operated doors for industrial or trained traffic are not covered in this Standard.


ANSI/BHMA A156.4-2013

Door Controls - Closers

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.


ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2013

Power Assist And Low Energy Power Operated Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply only to swing door operators. The operator types are power assist, and low energy power operators, for pedestrian use, and some small vehicular use. It does not address doors, finish or hardware. The activation of all doors described in this standard requires a knowing act. Included are provisions intended to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. 1.2 Doors that require higher speeds, forces, shorter time delays, and activating sensing devices shall comply with ANSI/BHMA A156.10 for Power Operated Pedestrian Doors and are not covered in A156.19. 1.3 This Standard does not attempt to assess any factors that exist with respect to custom design installations which are not required to meet the requirements of this Standard. 1.4 Unless otherwise specified, all references to time delay, opening speed and forces in this standard, refer to the operator in the power mode as opposed to the manual mode. 1.5 Required dimensions are expressed in US units first and the SI (metric) equivalents given in parentheses are approximate. All values which do not carry specific tolerances or are not marked maximum or minimum shall have the following tolerances: Linear dimensions shall be ¦ 1/16 in (1.6 mm). Pounds or pound force shall be ¦ 5%. Angular measurements shall be ¦ 4 degrees. Voltage measurements shall be ? 5 percent. Temperature measurements shall be ? 4 degrees F (?2 degrees C). 1.6 Compliance with the requirements of this standard shall be accomplished through factory settings or field adjustments as necessary. 1.7 Operators 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.


ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set

ANSI/BHMA A156.19 and ANSI/BHMA A156.10

ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set provides the requirements for power operated, power assist and low energy doors. Mostly applicable to automatic pedestrian doors as well as swing door operators, this set includes provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. The ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set includes:
ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2017
ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2013


ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2011

Power Operated Pedestrian Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply to power operated doors for pedestrian use which open automatically when approached by pedestrians and some small vehicular traffic or by a knowing act. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. Power operated doors


ANSI/BHMA A156.18-2016

Materials and Finishes

This Standard establishes finish test methods and code numbers for finishes on various base materials. It includes criteria for viewing comparative finishes to the BHMA match plates and establishes five categories of finishes.


ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2007

Power Assist and Low-Energy Power-Operated Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply only to swing door operators. The operator types are power assist, and low energy power operators, for pedestrian use, and some small vehicular use. It does not address doors, finish or hardware. The activation of all doors described in this standard requires a knowing act. Included are provisions intended to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment.


ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2017

Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches

This Standard establishes performance requirements for bored and preassembled locks and latches, and includes dimensional criteria, operational tests, strength tests, cycle tests, security tests, material evaluation tests, and finish tests.


ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2017

Mortise Locks and Latches

This Standard establishes performance requirements for Mortise Locks and Latches and includes operational, cycle, strength, material evaluation, security, and finish tests, and dimensional criteria.


ANSI/BHMA A156.27-2011

Power And Manual Operated Revolving Pedestrian Doors

Requirements in this standard apply to power operated revolving type doors which rotate automatically when approached by pedestrians, some small vehicular use, and manual revolving type doors for pedestrians. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury and entrapment. Revolving doors for industrial or trained traffic are not covered in this Standard.


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