NFPA 18: Standard on Wetting Agents

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Boost performance on the fireground by working with the latest rules for wetting agents in the 2011 NFPA 18.

The 2011 NFPA 18: Standard on Wetting Agents provides the most advanced requirements for adding wetting agents to water to improve its effectiveness in extinguishing fire. The Standard covers uses, limitations, specifications, and test standards for wetting agents and solutions.

Revisions in the 2011 edition include:

  • Updated references
  • Updated definitions for improved consistency with other documents
  • Revised text to clarify ambiguous language
  • New requirements regarding the health, safety, and environmental impact of wetting agents
  • Revised and expanded test requirements for wetting agent concentrates and solutions

Put the 2011 NFPA 18 to work for you to maximize fire control and extinguishment. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2011)

NFPA® 18 Standard on Wetting Agents 2011 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units and Formulas
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Uses and Limitations
4.1 General
4.2 Limitations
4.3 Compatibility of Wetting Agent Concentrate(s) and Solution(s)
4.4 Concentrations
4.5 Health, Safety, and Environmental Considerations
Chapter 5 Requirements and Test Methods for Wetting Agent Concentrates and Wetting Agent Solutions
5.1 General
5.2 Wetting Agent Concentrates and Solutions.
5.3 Wetting Agent Solutions
Chapter 6 Class A Fire Extinguishment Tests
6.1 General
6.2 Wood Crib Fire Test
6.3 Deep-Seated Fire Test
6.4 Wood Fiberboard Penetration
Chapter 7 Class B Fire Extinguishment Tests
7.1 General
7.2 Listing
7.3 Test Method
7.4 Performance Requirement
Chapter 8 Wetting Agent Supply
8.1 System Requirements
8.2 Fire Department Wetting Agent Supply Requirements
8.3 Fixed Systems
Chapter 9 Packaging and Labeling
9.1 Packaging
9.2 Storage
9.3 Labeling
Chapter 10 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fixed Systems
10.1 Fixed Extinguishing Systems
10.2 Inspection of Wetting Agent Concentrate
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References