BHMA - ANSI A156.18
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
|Publication Date:||1 January 2020|
This Standard establishes tests for architectural finishes applied to various types of Builders Hardware with specific performance requirements by individual standards described in Section 6. Tests include salt spray, UV, perspiration, hardness, and humidity. This Standard also provides a numbering system to describe finishes by base material and coatings.
Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. In actual usage, results vary because of installation, maintenance and environmental conditions.
Are established based on the individual ANSI/BHMA A156 Series requirements as listed in Section 6. Finish requirements can be different depending on the product type and standard. Finishes can be tested and listed to multiple standard finish requirements.
Door hardware shall be certified to the applicable ANSI/BHMA A156 Standard selected for the finish certification specified by the manufacturer to qualify for this certification. Related additional performance requirements are covered in ANSI/BHMA A156 Standards listed in 1.5.
Related additional performance requirements are covered in BHMA Publications:
A156.1-2016 for Butts and Hinges
A156.2-2017 for Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches
A156.3-2014 for Exit Devices
A156.4-2019 for Door Controls - Closers
A156.6-2016 for Architectural Door Trim
A156.8-2016 for Door Controls - Overhead Stops and Holders
A156.9-2016 for Cabinet Hardware
A156.11-2019 for Cabinet Locks
A156.12-2018 for Interconnected Locks and Latches
A156.13-2017 for Mortise Locks and Latches
A156.14-2019 for Sliding and Folding Door Hardware
A156.15-2015 for EM Release Device Closer Holder
A156.16-2018 for Auxiliary Hardware
A156.17-2019 for Self Closing Hinges and Pivots
A156.20-2017 for Straps and Tee Hinges
A156.23-2017 for Electromagnetic Locks
A156.26-2017 for Continuous Hinges
A156.29-2017 for Exit Locks and Alarms for Exit Devices
A156.31-2019 for Electric Strike and Frame Mounted Actuators
A156.36-2016 for Auxiliary Locks
A156.37-2014 for Multipoint Locks
A156.39-2015 Residential Locksets and Latches
A156.40-2015 Residential Deadbolts