ANSI/SDI Documents

The following is a list of the current ANSI/SDI documents available from the Steel Door Institute. All of our standards are free of charge, and are also available collectively in a single PDF called the Fact File.

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.

Specifications for Standard Steel Doors and Frames (SDI-100)

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.

Standard in PDF

Recommended 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 for Protection of Building Envelopes

This standard provides procedures for testing and establishing load ratings for components of exterior swinging door assemblies for the protection of openings in building envelopes during severe windstorm conditions. (Not applicable for FEMA 320/361 or ICC-500 Shelters).