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    Fire protection for facilities that process, handle, or store nuclear substances

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English, French

    Published date:  01-01-2013

    Publisher:  Canadian Standards Association

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    Preface
    1 Scope
    2 Reference publications
    3 Definitions and abbreviations
    4 General requirements
    5 Fire protection concepts
    6 Fire hazard assessment (FHA)
    7 Design requirements for the prevention and
       mitigation of fires
    8 Design and installation requirements for fire
       protection systems
    9 Special hazards within nuclear facilities
    10 Fire protection program
    11 Fire response capability
    12 Fire protection requirements for decommissioning
    Annex A (informative) - Commentary on Clauses in CSA N393
    Annex B (informative) - Guidelines for the preparation of
            a fire hazard assessment (FHA)

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    Describes the minimum fire protection requirements for the design, construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of facilities which process, handle, or store nuclear substances, including structures, systems and components, and other hazardous substances that directly relate to the nuclear substances being regulated.

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    Preface This is the first edition of CSA N393, Fire protection for facilities that process, handle, or store nuclear substances. Users of this Standard are reminded that the site selection, design, manufacture, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Canada are subject to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Regulations. Authorities having jurisdiction may impose requirements additional to those specified in this Standard. In Canada, this Standard will come into force on the date specified by the nuclear facility licence or licence condition handbook. For nuclear facilities licensed prior to the publication of this Standard, the design and construction requirements of this Standard will not be retroactively applied to existing structures, systems, and components, but the operational requirements (e.g., general requirements, concepts, programs, operations, analyses, emergency response) of this Standard will apply. Fire protection concepts and performance levels are detailed in Clause 5, and more detailed requirements for achieving these concepts and performance are provided in Clauses 6 to 12. Clause 9 has been created to cover special hazards. In addition, where noted, explanatory material has been added in Annex A to clarify the content. The CSA N-Series Standards provide an interlinked set of requirements for the management of nuclear facilities and activities. CSA N286 provides overall direction for management in developing and implementing sound management practices and controls, while the other CSA nuclear standards provide specific technical requirements that support the management system. This Standard works in harmony with CSA N286 and does not duplicate the generic requirements of CSA N286; however, it may provide more specific direction for those requirements. Scope 1.1 This Standard provides the minimum fire protection requirements for the design, construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of facilities which process, handle, or store nuclear substances, including structures, systems and components, and other hazardous substances that directly relate to the nuclear substances being regulated. This Standard does not cover fire protection for nuclear power plants, which is covered by CSA N293. Note: See Clause A.1 for further clarification on what facilities are covered under this Standard. This Standard applies to all nuclear facilities where it is referenced as a licence condition or included in the licence condition handbook. 1.2 In this Standard, \"shall\" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; \"should\" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and \"may\" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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    Development Note French Edition issued on 01-11-2014. (01/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Canadian Standards Association
    Status Current

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    CSA N292.6:18 LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND IRRADIATED FUEL
    CSA N292.1 : 2016 WET STORAGE OF IRRADIATED FUEL AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    NFPA 430 : 2004 STORAGE OF LIQUID AND SOLID OXIDIZERS
    NFPA 484 : 2015 COMBUSTIBLE METALS
    N290.5-16 Requirements for electrical power and instrument air systems of CANDU nuclear power plants
    NFPA 22 : 2013 WATER TANKS FOR PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 25 : 2017 INSPECTION, TESTING, AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER-BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    NFPA 241 : 2013 SAFEGUARDING CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, AND DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
    ASME B31.1 : 2016 POWER PIPING
    ULC S111 : 4ED 2007 STANDARD METHOD OF FIRE TESTS FOR AIR FILTER UNITS
    C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (23rd Edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations
    NFPA 780 : 2017 INSTALLATION OF LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    ULC S126 : 3ED 2014 STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR FIRE SPREAD UNDER ROOF-DECK ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 801 : 2014 FIRE PROTECTION FOR FACILITIES HANDLING RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
    UL 900:8ED 2015-04 Air Filter Units
    NFPA 17 : 2017 DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    CSA N293 : 2012 FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    NFPA 76 : 2016 FIRE PROTECTION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
    NFPA 291 : 2016 FIRE FLOW TESTING AND MARKING OF HYDRANTS
    ULC S102 : 7ED 2010 STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES
    NFPA 24 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE FIRE SERVICE MAINS AND THEIR APPURTENANCES
    NFPA 1561 : 2014 EMERGENCY SERVICES INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND COMMAND SAFETY
    NFPA 15 : 2017 WATER SPRAY FIXED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 10 : 2018 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    NFPA 14 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STANDPIPE AND HOSE SYSTEMS
    NFPA 55 : 2016 COMPRESSED GASES AND CRYOGENIC FLUIDS CODE
    NFPA 86 : 2015 OVENS AND FURNACES
    NFPA 30B : 2015 CODE FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND STORAGE OF AEROSOL PRODUCTS
    NFPA 51B : 2014 FIRE PREVENTION DURING WELDING, CUTTING, AND OTHER HOT WORK
    NFPA 11 : 2016 LOW-, MEDIUM-, AND HIGH-EXPANSION FOAM
    NFPA 85 : 2015 BOILER AND COMBUSTION SYSTEMS HAZARDS CODE
    NFPA 12 : 2015 CARBON DIOXIDE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    NFPA 600 : 2015 INDUSTRIAL FIRE BRIGADES
    NFPA 13 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    ULC S524 : 6ED 2014 INSTALLATION OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS
    NFPA 30 : 2018 FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS CODE
    NFPA 18 : 2017 WETTING AGENTS
    ULC S115 : 2011(R2016) STANDARD METHOD OF FIRE TESTS OF FIRESTOP SYSTEMS
    UL 586:9ED 2009-08 High-Efficiency, Particulate, Air Filter Units
    NFPA 54 : 2018 NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE
    ULC S107 : 2010(R2016) METHODS OF FIRE TESTS OF ROOF COVERINGS
    NFPA 82 : 2014 INCINERATORS AND WASTE AND LINEN HANDLING SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
    NFPA 16 : 2015 INSTALLATION OF FOAM-WATER SPRINKLER AND FOAM-WATER SPRAY SYSTEMS
    ULC S114 : 1ED 2005 STANDARD METHOD OF TEST FOR DETERMINATION OF NON-COMBUSTIBILITY IN BUILDING MATERIALS
    ULC S102.2 : 7ED 2010 METHOD OF TEST FOR SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF FLOORING, FLOOR COVERINGS, AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS AND ASSEMBLIES
    C282-15 Emergency electrical power supply for buildings
    NFPA 20 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY PUMPS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 1081 : 2012 FACILITY FIRE BRIGADE MEMBER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    NFPA 92 : 2015 SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS
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