Are componet material differences between fire and panic devices

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A standard exit device can't be modified to a fire rated exit device.  In order to get a product with the UL fire label, a new device must be purchased. This is a UL requirement.
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Yes.  A fire rating was approved in 2016.Please see the 33A/35A catalog here for more information:http://us.allegion.com/content/dam/allegion-us-2/web-documents-2/Catalog/Von_Duprin_33A.35A_Se...
Panic Hardware and Fire Exit Hardware are two different types of exit devices, and the proper selection is determined by code requirements. Panic Hardware is an exit device which is tested for u...
The most obvious difference (in the device) is the lack of mechanical dogging on a Fire Rated Device.  There are some internal parts that may be different and the method it is secured to the d...