NFPA 51A: Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants

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2012 NFPA 51A
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Build acetylene cylinder charging plants and install systems using the updated 2012 NFPA 51A.

NFPA 51A: Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants presents the most widely accepted safety requirements for the design, construction, and installation of acetylene cylinder charging plants, with requirements concerning:

  • Plant location
  • Acetylene generators
  • Gasholders
  • Compressors
  • Piping
  • Manifolds

Fully coordinated with NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code, this 2012 edition of NFPA 51A includes new requirements related to building codes and standards and an all-new section on Mobile Acetylene Trailer Systems (MATS).

Staying up-to-code helps you protect workers, the public, and facilities.

The latest edition of NFPA 51A is a critical tool for architects, designers, installers, owners, AHJs, and anyone responsible for safety around acetylene cylinder charging operations. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2012)

NFPA® 15 Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection 2012 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 General Requirements
4.1 Design Objectives
4.2 Special Considerations
4.3 Workmanship
4.4 Control of Runoff
Chapter 5 System Components
5.1 General
5.2 Water Spray Nozzles
5.3 Pipe and Tube
5.4 Fittings
5.5 Joining of Pipe and Fittings
5.6 Hangers
5.7 Valves
5.8 Pressure Gauges
5.9 Strainers
5.10 Fire Department Connections
5.11 Alarms
5.12 Detection Systems
Chapter 6 Installation Requirements
6.1 Basic Requirements
6.2 Water Spray Nozzles
6.3 Piping Installation
6.4 System Attachments
6.5 Automatic Detection Equipment
Chapter 7 Design Objectives
7.1 System Design
7.2 Extinguishment
7.3 Control of Burning
7.4 Exposure Protection
7.5 Flammable Vapor Mitigation
7.6 Combined Systems
7.7 Automatic Detection Equipment
Chapter 8 Plans and Hydraulic Calculations
8.1 General
8.2 Working Plans
8.3 Hydraulic Calculations
8.4 Water Supply Information
8.5 Hydraulic Calculation Procedures
Chapter 9 Water Supplies
9.1 General
9.2 Volume and Pressure
9.3 Acceptable Water Supply Systems
Chapter 10 System Acceptance
10.1 Certification
10.2 Flushing of Pipe
10.3 Hydrostatic Pressure Tests
10.4 Operating Tests
Chapter 11 System Maintenance
11.1 General
Chapter 12 Ultra-High-Speed Water Spray Systems
12.1 General
12.2 Response Time
12.3 Design Considerations
12.4 System Acceptance
12.5 Testing and Maintenance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Hydraulic Calculations
Annex C Informational References
Index