NFPA 115: Standard for Laser Fire Protection

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2016 NFPA 115
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 115

Keep your fire protection knowledge in line with the latest guidelines in the 2016 edition of NFPA 115: Standard for Laser Fire Protection. This critical Standard provides criteria for the safe design, manufacture, installation, and use of lasers and associated equipment. It also contains recommended procedures for training and response to fire emergencies involving lasers.

Chapters in comprehensive NFPA 115 address every aspect of safety around lasers, including:

  • Classification of lasers
  • Evaluation of laser beam ignition potential
  • Laser beam ignition
  • Fire safety requirements for laser equipment
  • Flammable gases
  • Reactive gases
  • Ignitable liquids used in laser systems
  • Operations and administration
  • Emergency preparedness

Keep facilities and operations up-to-code with the 2016 edition.

Laser manufacturers and designers, facility safety directors, equipment owners, and AHJs all need to stay current with NFPA 115. This 2016 edition includes an updated list in the Performance Monitoring section on the degradation of components that could lead to a fire. Annexes provide explanatory material and information on the nature of hazards, education and training, flash point, and more. (Softbound, 21 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 115 Standard for Laser Fire Protection 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Interface with Existing Codes and Standards
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 Classification of Lasers
4.1 Classification Methods
4.2 Application of Requirements
Chapter 5 Evaluation of Laser Beam Ignition Potential
5.1 General
5.2 Factors Affecting Ignition Potential
Chapter 6 Laser Beam Ignition
6.1 General
6.2 Before Using Laser
6.3 Education
6.4 Facility
Chapter 7 Fire Safety Requirements for Laser Equipment
7.1 General
7.2 Laser Equipment Employing Ignitible Liquids or Flammable Gases
7.3 Materials of Construction
7.4 Laser Equipment Ventilation
7.5 Alarms and Controls
7.6 Manuals and Training
Chapter 8 Flammable Gases
8.1 General
8.2 Work Practices
8.3 Fire Safety
8.4 Facilities and Equipment
8.5 Electrical Requirements
8.6 Training
Chapter 9 Reactive Gases
9.1 General
9.2 Work Practices
9.3 Fire Safety
9.4 Facilities and Equipment
9.5 Electrical Requirements
9.6 Training
Chapter 10 Ignitible Liquids Used in Laser Systems
10.1 General
10.2 Work Practices
10.3 Fire Safety
10.4 Facilities and Equipment
10.5 Electrical Requirements
10.6 Large-Volume Ignitible Liquid Systems
10.7 Spill Cleanup
10.8 Waste Disposal
10.9 Training
10.10 Maintenance
Chapter 11 Operations/Administration
11.1 Safety Operations and Administration
11.2 Housekeeping
11.3 Maintenance and Service
11.4 Training and Education
Chapter 12 Emergency Preparedness
12.1 Pre-Fire Planning
12.2 Training
12.3 Fire Brigades
12.4 Emergency Shutdown
12.5 Fire Procedure
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Nature of Hazards
Annex C Education and Training
Annex D Classification of Lasers
Annex E Flash Point
Annex F Informational References