NFPA 289: Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages

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2013 NFPA 289
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Make informed fire protection decisions. Use NFPA 289 to learn how individual fuel packages respond when exposed to various ignition sources.

Rely on NFPA 289: Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages to determine the contribution of individual fuel packages to heat and smoke release in a room. Three types of fuel packages are covered: decorative objects; exhibit booths; and theater, motion picture, and television stage settings.

This Standard can be used by a performance-based design team to gather input data for a computer fire model to measure the expected fire development and smoke release in a building for various fuel packages.

Changes in the 2013 edition include:

  • New requirements for alternate ignition sources, including type of ignition source and output requirements
  • New equation for calculating heat release rates of gases

Testing laboratories and manufacturers will find the 2013 NFPA 289 a valuable source of solid information about fire test response characteristics. (Softbound, 18 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 289 Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Symbols
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
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 Summary of Method
4.1 General
Chapter 5 Individual Fuel Packages
5.1 Decorative Objects
5.2 Exhibit Booths
5.3 Theater, Motion Picture, and Television Stage Settings
5.4 Artificial Vegetation
5.5 Other Individual Fuel Packages
Chapter 6 Environmental Conditions
6.1 Conditioning
6.2 Fire Test Area Environment
Chapter 7 Test Equipment and Instrumentation
7.1 Ignition Source
7.2 Fire Test Documentation
7.3 Canopy Hood and Exhaust Duct
7.4 Instrumentation in Exhaust Duct
7.5 Load Cell
Chapter 8 Calibration
8.1 Calibration and Documentation of Ignition Source and Test Equipment
8.2 Calibration Procedure
8.3 Smoke Measurement Calibration
8.4 Gas Analyzer Calibration
Chapter 9 Test Procedure
9.1 Procedure
Chapter 10 Calculation Methods for Total Rate of Heat Release
10.1 Mass Flow Rate
10.2 Smoke Measurement Equations
10.3 Release Rate of Combustion Gases
Chapter 11 Report
11.1 Report
11.2 Discussion of Performance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Method of Determining Suitability of Oxygen Analyzers for Making Heat Release Measurements
Annex C Informational References