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NFPA (Fire) 51

Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-08-11 / 2016-08-11 / 29 pages
Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 51 to reduce the risk of fire and explosions with requirements governing oxygen-fuel gas systems.

NFPA 51: Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes provides the latest fire safety requirements for gas-fueled systems. This document works hand-in-hand with NFPA 1: Fire Code, NFPA 400: Hazardous Materials Code, NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®, and other NFPA® National Fire Codes.

Industry professionals, design engineers, and code enforcement officials need NFPA 51 for the latest guidance on cylinder storage, system manifolding and piping, and associated protective equipment such as regulators. The Standard also includes provisions for the use of acetylene generators, calcium carbide storage for acetylene generators, and mobile acetylene trailer systems.

Changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 51 improve consistency with the latest edition of NFPA 55.

Updates to information extracted from and references to the 2016 edition of NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code help fill the safety gap with the most comprehensive set of industrial gas requirements in the industry.

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NFPA (Fire) 1194

Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-09-11 / 2016-09-11 / 34 pages
This standard shall provide minimum construction
requirements for safety and health for occupants using facilities
supplied by recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds offering
temporary living sites for use by recreational vehicles, park
model recreational vehicles, and other camping units.

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NFPA (Fire) 1127

Code for High Power Rocketry, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-10-30 / 2016-10-30 / 25 pages
NFPA 1127: Code for High Power Rocketry applies to the design, construction, limitation of propellant mass and power, and reliability of high power rocket motors and motor components, for use by a certified user for education, recreation, and sporting competition. The Code also includes a chapter on prohibited activities.

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NFPA (Fire) 36

Solvent Extraction Plants, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 39 pages
This standard shall apply to the commercial scale
extraction processing of animal and vegetable oils and fats by
the use of Class I flammable hydrocarbon liquids, hereinafter
referred to as “solvents.”

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NFPA (Fire) 501

Standard on Manufactured Housing, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 113 pages
This standard shall cover all the equipment and
installations used in the design, construction, transportation,
fire safety, plumbing, heat-producing, and electrical systems of
manufactured homes that are designed to be used as dwelling
units. This standard shall, to the maximum extent possible,
establish performance requirements. In certain instances,
however, the use of specific requirements is necessary.

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NFPA (Fire) 475

Recommended Practice for Organizing, Managing, and Sustaining a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Program, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01 / 66 pages
This recommended practice provides the minimum
criteria for organizing, managing, and sustaining a
hazardous material response program (HMRP) based on the
authority having jurisdiction’s (AHJ) function and assessed
level of risk.



A review of the laws, regulations, consensus standards,
and guidance documents in addition to guidance for risk
assessment, HMRP planning, resource management, staffing,
training, health and medical issues, financial management,
programs influences, and developing relationships are covered
in this recommended practice.



Purpose. The purpose of this document is to recommend
the minimum program elements necessary for organizing,
managing, and sustaining an HMRP to reduce or eliminate
the hazardous materials/WMD risks within an organization/
jurisdiction.



It is not the intent of this recommended practice to
restrict any jurisdiction from using more stringent guidelines.

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NFPA (Fire) 25

Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-08-24 / 2016-08-24 / 188 pages
Adopted in many states, NFPA 25 helps users inspect, test, and maintain water-based fire sprinkler protection systems. The 2017 edition includes revised and updated ITM tables and major changes that improve usability for owners and service providers.

Comprising the bulk of commercial and residential installations, fire sprinkler systems are highly effective against fire. However, to function correctly, these complex systems require close attention to mechanical issues and other important details. The 2017 edition of NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems is the new industry benchmark, with comprehensive requirements for maintaining suppression systems for peak performance.

This edition helps building owners, facility managers, inspectors, and service providers work together to maximize protection.

NFPA 25 is so important to sprinkler system effectiveness, NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems requires that installers leave a copy of NFPA 25 with property owners. ITM regimes covered by NFPA 25 include evaluation techniques such as fire sprinkler inspections, valve status tests, internal piping assessments, fire pump operating tests, fire pump flow tests, forward-flow tests for back-flow preventers, risk assessment and performance-based testing programs, preparing preplanned impairment reports, hydrant flushing, and testing.

Revised and updated ITM tables throughout are just some of the changes:

  • New residential sprinkler replacement requirements address sprinklers that are no longer available.
  • New requirements clarify steps to take if inspections reveal missing escutcheons, or if listed escutcheons are no longer available.
  • Added criteria cover automated inspections and testing.
  • Significant changes in Chapter 13 address waterflow alarm devices, preaction and deluge valves, air compressors, and general pressure gauge criteria.
  • Fire pump terms are aligned with NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.
  • New Annexes address connectivity and data collection, and color-coded tagging programs.

System maintenance saves lives and property–and is far less costly than system replacement.

To ensure reliability and extend your system’s service life, comply with the latest edition of NFPA 25.

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NFPA (Fire) 58

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-08-24 / 2016-08-24 / 170 pages
NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code provides minimum safety requirements for all liquefied petroleum gas (propane) installations, from small cylinders installed at residences to large bulk storage facilities that can exceed 100,000 gallons.

The code includes minimum requirements for safe handling during LP gas transfer, including operator qualifications, maximum filling quantity in containers, and pre-transfer inspections to ensure containers are fit for continued service.

This edition of NFPA 58 features some important changes, including:

  • Bulk plant and industrial plant definitions have been updated to clearly identify storage threshold at greater than 4,000 gallons water capacity.
  • Container appurtenance requirements have been harmonized at 4,000 and less/greater than 4,000 gallons water capacity to better reflect container usage in the field.
  • Container and valves often must be protected from vehicular impact. A new definition has been added along with extensive annex material to describe vehicular barrier protection.
  • New requirements specify which personnel must be trained and in what topics.
  • Requirements have been added for tank heaters and updated for vaporizers.
  • Requirements have been added regarding corrosion protection for some underground piping systems.

NFPA 58 also covers a number of safety requirements related to:

  • Container construction
  • Piping design
  • Separation of containers from homes, stores, schools and other important buildings
  • Safe handling of liquefied petroleum gas during transfer between containers

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NFPA (Fire) 75

Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-08-24 / 2016-08-24 / 40 pages
Revised to permit performance-based designs, the 2017 edition of NFPA 75 helps you apply innovative fire protection strategies for IT equipment in unique operating environments.

Protect companies and organizations against potentially devastating damage and loss with advanced protocols in NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment. Updated to reflect the systems and equipment in use today, this Standard presents the latest requirements for rooms or areas with information technology installations needing fire protection — including suppression, detection, and building construction in what are often unique operating environments.

Application is based on risk considerations including business interruption aspects of the functions such as storing or relaying banking, health care, or stock market information, as well as the fire threat to the installation.

A risk-based approach is now permitted for specific provisions — to assist both fire protection engineers and the AHJs responsible for verifying their work.

This important change reflects the operation of today’s data centers, which can require more flexibility than is often provided by prescriptive approaches. For the 2017 edition:

  • Chapter 4 states the approaches that are permitted to be followed (prescriptive or performance-based).
  • New Chapter 5 details the requirements when a performance-based approach is selected.
  • Extensive new Annex material based on Fire Protection Research Foundation reports provides guidance on designing detection for high airflow environments, including detector sensitivity and spacing.

This edition helps designers, facility managers, AHJs, and insurance professionals engineer the best defense for IT equipment, and ensure appropriate levels of fire protection are maintained. Work with the 2017 edition of NFPA 75.

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NFPA (Fire) 232

Standard for the Protection of Records, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-06-02 / 2016-06-02 / 47 pages
Guidance regarding storage of electronic media has been added to the 2017 edition, including a
clear reference to NFPA 75, Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment. Record
definitions have been organized into subcategories addressing record medium, record type, and
record status. The term fire resistance has been replaced with fire resistance rating throughout the
document.

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