NFPA 18A: Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation

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Use water additives to prevent or reduce the spread of fire according to the latest rules in the 2011 NFPA 18A.

NFPA 18A: Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation provides guidance for professionals responsible for purchasing, testing, listing, and using water additives for the purpose of fire control and flammable vapor mitigation.

When added to water in proper quantities, water additives are agents that:

  • Suppress, cool, mitigate fire and/or vapors
  • And/or provide insulating properties for fuels exposed to radiant heat or direct flame impingement

Maximize fire protection with 2011 changes that include:

  • Updated references
  • Revised test protocol sections, including new toxicity requirements
  • Improved consistency with other standards

Boost effectiveness and safety at the fire scene with NFPA 18A. (Softbound, 26 pp., 2011)

NFPA® 18A Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation 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 Water Additive Concentrate and Solutions.
4.4 Concentrations
Chapter 5 Properties and General Test Protocols for Evaluation of Water Additive Concentrate and Solution
5.1 General.
5.2 Toxicity and Environmental Tests.
5.3 Physical Properties.
5.4 Stability.
5.5 Uniform Corrosion.
5.6 Intergranular Corrosion Test.
5.7 Compatibility with Nonmetallic Materials
Chapter 6 Class A Fire Test Methods
6.1 General.
6.2 Wood Panel Fire Test.
6.3 Wood Crib Fire Test.
Chapter 7 Class B Fire Test Methods
7.1 General
7.2 Spill Fire Test
7.3 Pool Fire Test
7.4 Three-Dimensional Fuel Fire Test
7.5 Polar Solvents Fire Test. (Reserved)
7.6 Emulsification Test.
7.7 Fuel in Depth Fire Test. (Reserved)
Chapter 8 Packaging and Labeling
8.1 Packaging
8.2 Storage.
8.3 Labeling
Chapter 9 Supply
9.1 System Requirements.
9.2 Fire Department Supply Requirements
9.3 Fixed Systems
Chapter 10 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fixed Systems
10.1 Fixed Extinguishing Systems.
10.2 Inspection of Water Additive Concentrate.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Residual Fire Retardancy
Annex C ICAL Radiant Panel Test for Exposure Protection
Annex D Three-Dimensional Fire Test Apparatus
Annex E Informational References