NFPA 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars

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2011 NFPA 409
2011 NFPA 409 Handbook
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Advance fire protection for aircraft hangars with new and revised provisions in the 2011 NFPA 409.

Based on sound engineering principles, test data, and field experience, NFPA 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars provides specifications for construction and fire protection of all types of aircraft hangars.

Only in the updated 2011 edition:

  • Updated references
  • Expanded requirements for protection of steel columns per NFPA 13 and NFPA 15
  • Revised requirements for draft curtains in Group I and II hangars
  • Updated requirements for sprinkler protection in Group III hangars
  • Expanded guidance on freeze protection

Editorial changes were also made to improve readability and usability. (Softbound, 39 pp., 2011)

NFPA® 409 Standard on Aircraft Hangars 2011 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Equivalency
1.4 New Technology
1.5 Units
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 Aircraft Hangar Groups
4.1 Aircraft Hangar Classification
Chapter 5 Construction of Group I and Group II Aircraft Hangars
5.1 Types of Construction
5.2 Internal Separations
5.3 Clear Space Distance Requirements Around Hangars
5.4 Floors
5.5 Roofs
5.6 Primary Structural Steel Columns Supporting the Roof
5.7 Doors
5.8 Curtains
5.9 Landing Gear Pits, Ducts, and Tunnels
5.10 Exposed Interior Insulation
5.11 Drainage of Aprons and Hangar Floors
5.12 Heating and Ventilating
5.13 Lighting and Electrical Systems
5.14 Lightning Protection
5.15 Grounding Facilities for Static Electricity
5.16 Exit and Access Requirements
5.17 Draft Curtains
Chapter 6 Protection of Group I Aircraft Hangars
6.1 General
6.2 Fire Protection Systems
6.3 Wheeled and Portable Extinguishers
6.4 Protection System Alarms
Chapter 7 Protection of Group II Aircraft Hangars
7.1 General
7.2 Closed-Head Water Sprinkler System for Aircraft Storage and Servicing Areas
7.3 Foam Concentrate - General
7.4 Low-Expansion Foam System
7.5 High-Expansion Foam System
7.6 Closed-Head Foam-Water Sprinkler System
7.7 Detection and Actuation Systems
7.8 Water Supply
Chapter 8 Group III Aircraft Hangars
8.1 Construction
8.2 Separation and Internal Subdivisions
8.3 Hangar Building Clusters
8.4 Heating and Ventilating
8.5 Lighting and Electrical Systems
8.6 Lightning Protection
8.7 Grounding Facilities for Static Electricity
8.8 Exit and Access Requirements
8.9 Fire Protection for Group III Hangars
Chapter 9 Group IV Aircraft Hangars
9.1 Construction
9.2 Internal Separations
9.3 Clear Space Distance Around Hangars
9.4 Aprons and Floors
9.5 Doors
9.6 Curtains
9.7 Landing Gear Pits, Ducts, and Tunnels
9.8 Exposed Interior Insulation
9.9 Drainage of Aprons and Hangar Floors
9.10 Heating and Ventilating
9.11 Lighting and Electrical Systems
9.12 Grounding Facilities for Static Electricity
9.13 Exit and Access Requirements
9.14 Fire Protection for Membrane-Covered Rigid-Steel-Frame-Structure Hangars
Chapter 10 Paint Hangars
10.1 Construction
10.2 Fire Protection
10.3 Ventilation
10.4 Electrical Equipment
10.5 Operations
Chapter 11 Periodic Inspection and Testing
11.1 Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 12 Unfueled Aircraft Hangars
12.1 General
12.2 Construction
12.3 Lighting and Electrical Systems
12.4 Grounding Facilities for Static Electricity
12.5 Protection of Unfueled Aircraft Hangars
12.6 Spray Application of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
12.7 Portable Extinguishers
12.8 Protection System Alarms
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Building Construction Types
Annex C Informational References
Index

Author: Barry Chase

Explanations and visuals in NFPA 409 Handbook provide real-world advice on aircraft hanger construction and fire protection.

NFPA 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars provides specifications for the construction and fire protection of all types of aircraft hangars. Details and expert applications advice in this Handbook help you avoid errors and apply the Standard correctly, including the expanded provisions for protection of steel columns per NFPA 13 and NFPA 15.

The NFPA 409 Handbook includes the full text of the Standard, new explanations, and full-color imagery.

  • Gain electronic access to the complete 2011 NFPA 409 text with details and applications advice on changes in this edition, such as revised requirements for draft curtains in Group I and II hangars, updated requirements for sprinkler protection in Group III hangars, and expanded guidance on freeze protection.
  • Hyperlinked icons take you to annotations that answer questions and help you avoid oversights. Link directly to all-new commentary written by experts with in-depth knowledge of NFPA 409.
  • Link to exclusive full-color images, tables, figures, and diagrams not in the Standard.
  • Get the big picture with a dedicated Table of Contents for sections with annotations.
  • Find new chapter introductions only in the Handbook.
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The 2011 NFPA 409 Handbook helps you put advanced fire protection into action. (PDF, 39 pp., 2011; with 12 pp. annotations, 2013)