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NFPA (Fire) 909

Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties – Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, 2017 Edition

Published by: / 201 pages
Apply the 2017 edition of NFPA 909 to safeguard culturally significant properties from fire and other hazards.

NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties — Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship describes principles and practices of protection for cultural resource properties (museums, libraries, and places of worship) and their contents and collections from conditions or physical situations with the potential to cause damage or loss. The Code outlines a comprehensive protection program addressing all areas including fire prevention; fire protection management; security; emergency preparedness; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of protection systems.

This important Code also covers ongoing operations and rehabilitation and acknowledges the need to preserve culturally significant and character-defining building features and sensitive, often irreplaceable, collections as well as to provide continuity of operations.

Changes in the 2017 edition of NFPA 909 include:

  • Expanded provisions for outdoor collections and archaeological sites and their protection against wildfire
  • Additional clarification of sprinkler system corrosion protection criteria that builds on changes in the 2013 edition of the Code
  • Mandated integrated system testing per NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing
  • The addition of numerous events to Annex B, Fire Experience in Cultural Properties

Anyone whose work involves culturally significant properties needs this latest edition of NFPA 909, including owners and operators of cultural resource properties, loss prevention specialists (insurance), AHJs, automatic sprinkler industry, fire alarm industry, fire protection engineers, and code consultants.

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NFPA (Fire) 1122

Code for Model Rocketry, 2018 Edition

Published by: 2016-10-30 / 2016-10-30 / 21 pages
This code shall apply to the design, construction, limitation
of rocket propellant mass and power, and reliability of
model rocket motors and model rocket motor reloading kits
and their components, produced commercially for sale to or
for use by the public for purposes of education, recreation, and
sporting competition.

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NFPA (Fire) 1670

Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2017 Edition

Published by: 2016-12-01 / 2016-12-01
This standard shall identify and establish levels of functional
capability for conducting operations at technical search
and rescue incidents while minimizing threats to rescuers.

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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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