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    COMMISSIONING AND INTEGRATED SYSTEM TESTING HANDBOOK

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    Superseded date:  07-02-2022

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    Published date:  01-01-2012

    Publisher:  National Fire Protection Association

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    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    About the Contributors
    About the Editor
    In Memoriam
    PART I - NFPA 3, Recommended Practice for
             Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life
             Safety Systems, 2015 Edition, with Commentary
    1 Administration
    2 Referenced Publications
    3 Definitions
    4 Qualifications of Commissioning Personnel
    5 Commissioning
    6 Integrated Systems Commissioning
    7 Existing Fire Protection and Life Safety System
      Commissioning
    8 Commissioning Documentation and Forms
    Annex
    ANNEX A - Explanatory Material
    ANNEX B - Sample Basis of Design Narrative Report
    ANNEX C - Sample Commissioning Documentation
    ANNEX D - Informational References
    PART II - NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire
              Protection and Life Safety System Testing,
              2015 Edition, with Commentary
    1 Administration
    2 Referenced Publications
    3 Definitions
    4 General Requirements
    5 Test Methods
    6 Test Frequencies
    7 Documentation
    Annex
    ANNEX A - Explanatory Material
    ANNEX B - Integrated Test Plans and Forms
    ANNEX C - Informational References
    PART III - Commissioning Sample Project
    CHAPTER 1 - Sample Commissioning Plan Overview
    CHAPTER 2 - Commissioning Plan-ACME Corporate Offices
    PART IV - Sample Integrated Test Plans with
              Commentary
    CHAPTER 1 - Overview of Integrated Testing Plans
    CHAPTER 2 - Sample Integrated System Test Plan-Simple
                Building
    CHAPTER 3 - Sample Integrated System Test Plan-Complex
                Building
    PART V - Fire and Life Safety Commissioning for
             Existing Systems
    CHAPTER 1 - Commissioning Existing Systems
    CHAPTER 2 - Conducting a Retro-Commissioning Project
    PART VI - Individual System Commissioning
    CHAPTER 1 - Individual System Commissioning - Overview
    CHAPTER 2 - Individual System Commissioning - Sprinkler
                Systems
    CHAPTER 3 - Individual System Commissioning - Fire Alarm
                Systems
    CHAPTER 4 - Individual System Commissioning - Standpipes
                and Hose Systems
    CHAPTER 5 - Individual System Commissioning - Fire Pump
                Systems
    CHAPTER 6 - Individual System Commissioning- Atrium
                Smoke Control Systems
    PART VII - Supplements
    SUPPLEMENT 1 - NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 in Action at Harvard
                   University
    SUPPLEMENT 2 - How NFPA 4 Fits Into the Gaps of NFPA 72
    SUPPLEMENT 3 - International Perspective on Commissioning
    Index for NFPA 3
    Index for NFPA 4
    Important Notices and Legal Disclaimers

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    Gives recommended procedures, methods, and documentation for commissioning of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems and their interconnections with other building systems.

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    Development Note Also available as set with NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 (see NFPA 3&4 + HDBK SET) (02/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Fire Protection Association
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    NFPA 101 : 2018 LIFE SAFETY CODE
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    EIA/TIA 568 : A95 ADDENDA 5 00 COMMERCIAL BUILDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING STANDARD
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    NFPA 72 : 2016 NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE
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    NFPA 1221 : 2016 INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND USE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
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    NFPA 80 : 2016 FIRE DOORS AND OTHER OPENING PROTECTIVES
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