NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment

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Avoid devastating company losses. Implement NFPA 75's state-of-the-art fire protection strategies for IT equipment.

Updated and revised with a new name highlighting its focus on fire protection, NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment has the latest requirements for rooms or areas with computer installations needing fire protection, including suppression, detection, and building construction in what are often unique operating environments. Application is based on risk considerations including business interruption aspects of the functions -- such as storing or relaying banking, health care, or stock market information -- and the fire threat to the installation.

Use the 2013 edition to preserve the efficacy of fire protection systems that may be adversely affected by aisle containment systems.

Widely used in IT equipment areas, aisle containment systems improve the cooling efficiency of HVAC systems, but can have unintended adverse effects on fire protection systems. That's why the 2013 NFPA 75 introduces an all-new section addressing the uses of this new technology, with additional requirements for aisle containment systems to help designers, facility managers, and AHJs ensure appropriate levels of fire protection are maintained. (Softbound, 24 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 75 Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Special Note on Chapter 10
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
3.4 Aisle Containment
Chapter 4 Risk Considerations
4.1 Fire Risk Analysis Factors
4.2 Telecommunications Risks
Chapter 5 Construction Requirements
5.1 Building Construction
5.2 Location of Information Technology Equipment Area Within the Building
5.3 Information Technology Equipment Area Interior Construction Materials
5.4 Raised Floors
5.5 Penetrations and Openings in Fire-Resistant-Rated Enclosures
5.6 Aisle Containment and Hot Air Collar Systems for Information Technology Equipment
Chapter 6 Materials and Equipment Permitted in the Information Technology Equipment Area
6.1 General
6.2 Record Storage
6.3 General Storage
Chapter 7 Construction of Information Technology Equipment
7.1 Information Technology Equipment
7.2 Construction Features
Chapter 8 Fire Protection and Detection Equipment
8.1 Automatic Fire Protection Systems
8.2 Automatic Detection Systems
8.3 Portable Extinguishers and Hose Lines
8.4 Gaseous Total Flooding Extinguishing Systems
8.5 Warning Signs
8.6 Training
8.7 Expansion or Renovations
8.8 Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 9 Records Kept or Stored in Information Technology Equipment Rooms
9.1 Protection Required for Records Within the Information Technology Equipment Room
9.2 Records Stored Outside the Information Technology Equipment Room
Chapter 10 Utilities
10.1 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
10.2 Coolant Systems
10.3 Electrical Service
10.4 Supply Circuits and Interconnecting Cables
Chapter 11 Emergency and Recovery Procedures
11.1 Emergency Fire Plan
11.2 Damage Control Plan
11.3 Recovery Procedures Plan
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B What to Do in the First 24 Hours for Damaged Electronic Equipment and Magnetic Media
Annex C Risk Considerations, Business Interruption, and Temperature Considerations
Annex D General Guidance for Gaseous Agent Systems in Information Technology Equipment Spaces
Annex E Informational References