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    WATER SPRAY FIXED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE PROTECTION

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy

    Superseded date:  15-10-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2017

    Publisher:  National Fire Protection Association

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    Chapter 1 - Administration
    Chapter 2 - Referenced Publications
    Chapter 3 - Definitions
    Chapter 4 - General Requirements
    Chapter 5 - System Components
    Chapter 6 - Installation Requirements
    Chapter 7 - Design Objectives
    Chapter 8 - Plans and Hydraulic Calculations
    Chapter 9 - Water Supplies
    Chapter 10 - System Acceptance
    Chapter 11 - System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    Chapter 12 - Ultra-High-Speed Water Spray Systems
    Annex A - Explanatory Material
    Annex B - Hydraulic Calculations
    Annex C - Informational References
    Index

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Explains the minimum requirements for the design, installation, and system acceptance testing of water spray fixed systems for fire protection service and the minimum requirements for the periodic testing and maintenance of ultra-high-speed water spray fixed systems.

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    Development Note Supersedes WW H 171 (E). (08/2004) 2012 version is also available in Spanish Language, See NFPA 15 SPANISH. (08/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Fire Protection Association
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    IEEE 979:2012 GUIDE FOR SUBSTATION FIRE PROTECTION
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    NFPA 419 : 1992 MASTER PLANNING AIRPORT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
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    ISO 19372:2015 Microturbines applications — Safety
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    NFPA 909 : 2017 PROTECTION OF CULTURAL RESOURCE PROPERTIES - MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, AND PLACES OF WORSHIP
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    NFPA 914 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES
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    NFPA 45 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION FOR LABORATORIES USING CHEMICALS
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    NFPA 18 : 2017 WETTING AGENTS
    NFPA 555 : 2017 METHODS FOR EVALUATING POTENTIAL FOR ROOM FLASHOVER
    NFPA 18A : 2017 WATER ADDITIVES FOR FIRE CONTROL AND VAPOR MITIGATION
    NFPA 122 : 2015 FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN METAL/NONMETAL MINING AND METAL MINERAL PROCESSING FACILITIES
    NFPA 35 : 2016 MANUFACTURE OF ORGANIC COATINGS
    NFPA 31 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF OIL-BURNING EQUIPMENT
    NFPA 101 HDBK : 2018 LIFE SAFETY CODE HANDBOOK
    NFPA 851 : 2010 FIRE PROTECTION FOR HYDROELECTRIC GENERATING PLANTS
    NFPA 502 : 2017 ROAD TUNNELS, BRIDGES, AND OTHER LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS
    NFPA 415 : 2016 AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDINGS, FUELING RAMP DRAINAGE, AND LOADING WALKWAYS
    NFPA 87 : 2018 FLUID HEATERS
    NFPA 34 : 2018 DIPPING, COATING, AND PRINTING PROCESSES USING FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
    NFPA 400 : 2016 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CODE
    NFPA 850 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION FOR ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANTS AND HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT CONVERTER STATIONS
    NFPA 750 : 2015 WATER MIST FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    NFPA 5000 : 2018 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY CODE
    NFPA 59 : 2018 UTILITY LP-GAS PLANT CODE
    NFPA 11 : 2016 LOW-, MEDIUM-, AND HIGH-EXPANSION FOAM
    NFPA 20 HDBK : 2016 STATIONARY FIRE PUMPS HANDBOOK
    NFPA 804 : 2020 FIRE PROTECTION FOR ADVANCED LIGHT WATER REACTOR ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANTS
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    BS EN ISO 14224:2016 Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. Collection and exchange of reliability and maintenance data for equipment
    ISO 23251:2006 Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries Pressure-relieving and depressuring systems
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    NASA KSC STD Z 0006 : 1995 DESIGN OF HYPERGOLIC PROPELLANTS GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, STANDARD FOR
    CSA N293 : 2012 : INC : UPD 1 : 2017 : R201700 FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    CSA N293 : 2012(R2018) FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
    ICC 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE : 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
    I.S. EN ISO 23251:2007 PETROLEUM, PETROCHEMICAL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - PRESSURE-RELIEVING AND DEPRESSURING SYSTEMS
    EN ISO 23251:2007/A1:2008 PETROLEUM, PETROCHEMICAL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES - PRESSURE-RELIEVING AND DEPRESSURING SYSTEMS
    ICC IFC CODE & COMMENTARY VOLUME 1 & 2 : 2015 IFC® Code and Commentary
    NASA STD 8719.12 : 2010 SAFETY STANDARD FOR EXPLOSIVES, PROPELLANTS, AND PYROTECHNICS
    CSA N293 : 2012 FIRE PROTECTION FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
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