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Follow the 2012 NFPA 820 to safeguard lives, property, business continuity, and the environment from fires and explosions in wastewater facilities.

NFPA 820: Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities provides requirements for protection against fire and explosion hazards in wastewater treatment facilities and associated collection systems, including the hazard classification of specific areas and processes.

Improvements in the 2012 edition include:

  • A new definition for waste gas burners
  • New mitigation steps for fire and explosion prevention control procedures
  • Revised ventilation requirements and supporting language provide clarity and better coordinate with association industry documents

Order today to make sure your knowledge is up-to-date and your jobs are up-to-code. (Softbound, 66 pp., 2012)

NFPA® 820 Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities 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
1.7 Document Organization
1.8 National Electrical Code® Criteria
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 Collection Systems
4.1 General
4.2 Design and Construction
Chapter 5 Liquid Stream Treatment Processes
5.1 General
5.2 Design and Construction
Chapter 6 Solids Treatment Processes
6.1 General
6.2 Design and Construction
Chapter 7 Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection
7.1 Scope
7.2 Fire Protection Measures
7.3 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
7.4 Combustible Gas Detection
7.5 Ventilation Monitoring and Signaling Systems
7.6 Laboratories
7.7 Special Fire Protection Measures
Chapter 8 Materials of Construction
8.1 General
8.2 Materials Selection
8.3 Applications
Chapter 9 Ventilation
9.1 General
9.2 Installation
9.3 Ventilation Criteria
Chapter 10 Administrative Controls
10.1 General
10.2 Management Policy and Direction
10.3 Fire Risk Evaluation
10.4 Fire Prevention Program
10.5 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
10.6 Other Fire Protection and Detection Systems
10.7 Impairments
10.8 Fire Emergency Plan
10.9 Fire Brigades
10.10 Polychlorinated Biphenyls
10.11 Fire and Explosion Prevention
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Wastewater Treatment Processes
Annex C Selection of Collection System Materials
Annex D Chemical and Fuel Fire/Explosion Hazards
Annex E List of Associations with Their Abbreviations
Annex F Informational References
Index

Author: Nancy Pearce

Consult the 2012 NFPA 820 Handbook for added expertise about fire and explosion protection in wastewater facilities.

Public safety, environmental safety, and business continuity depend on compliance with NFPA 820: Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities. This Standard provides requirements for protection against fire and explosion hazards in wastewater treatment facilities and associated collection systems, including the hazard classification of specific areas and processes. NFPA®'s Handbook helps you implement provisions correctly with commentary and visuals direct from the Standard source.

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Work with expert knowledge about NFPA 820. Order today to make sure your knowledge is up-to-date and your facility is protected. (PDF, 68 pp., 2012; with 13 pages annotations, 2013)