NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places o

Build your own set and Save 15%. NFPA Members save an additional 10%.

Item #: NFPA_909
Price: $0.00
2013 NFPA 909
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 909

Protect culturally significant properties from fire and other hazards with the 2013 NFPA 909.

NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship describes principles and practices of protection for cultural resource properties (museums, libraries, and places of worship) and their contents and collections from conditions or physical situations with the potential to cause damage or loss through a comprehensive protection program. Areas addressed include fire prevention; fire protection management; security; emergency preparedness; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of protection systems.

This important Code also covers ongoing operations and rehabilitation and acknowledges the need to preserve culturally significant and character-defining building features and sensitive, often irreplaceable, collections as well as to provide continuity of operations.

Among revisions in the 2013 edition:

  • Added criteria for dry-pipe sprinkler system corrosion prevention
  • Added guidance on installation of CPVC (plastic) sprinkler pipe to prevent mechanical failure
  • Extracted provisions from NFPA 72® for protection of smoke detectors during construction
  • Updated cultural resource property fire loss data
  • New Annex N: Measuring the Impact of Fire Extinguisher Agents on Cultural Resource Materials

Anyone whose work involves culturally significant properties needs this latest edition of NFPA 909, including owners and operators of cultural resource properties, loss prevention specialists (insurance), AHJs, automatic sprinkler industry, fire alarm industry, fire protection engineers, and code consultants. (Softbound, 177 pp., 2013)

NFPA 909 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Compliance Options
1.6 Enforcement
1.7 Organization
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 Goals and Objectives
4.1 General
4.2 Goals
4.3 Objectives
Chapter 5 Protection Plan
5.1 General
5.2 Responsibilities of Governing Body
5.3 Planning Process
5.4 Protection Plan Components
5.5 Protection Plan Evaluation
Chapter 6 Protection Plan - Emergency Operations
6.1 Developing Emergency Operations Procedures
6.2 Contents
6.3 Identification of Emergency Response Personnel
6.4 Continuity of Essential Building Systems
6.5 Occupant Management
6.6 Emergency Response Activities
6.7 Developing Procedures for Removal or Relocation of Collections
6.8 Damage Limitation
6.9 Security
6.10 Public Affairs
6.11 Operational Recovery
6.12 Staff Training
6.13 Emergency Operations
Chapter 7 Protection Plan - Fire Safety Management
7.1 Vulnerability Assessment
7.2 Fire Safety Management
7.3 Fire Safety Manager
7.4 Documentation
7.5 Training
Chapter 8 Protection Plan - Security
8.1 Vulnerability Assessment
8.2 Security Component of Protection Plan
8.3 Security Program
8.4 Construction Areas
Chapter 9 New Construction, Addition, Alteration, Renovation, and Modification Projects
9.1 General
9.2 Application of Code
9.3 Project Team
9.4 Survey
9.5 Operations
9.6 Prioritization of Significant Elements, Collections, and Operations
9.7 Potential Threat Identification and Evaluation
9.8 Vulnerability Assessment and Evaluation
9.9 Plans and Designs
9.10 Options
9.11 Design Review
9.12 Prescriptive-Based Option
9.13 Performance-Based Option
9.14 Precautions During New Construction, Addition, Alteration, Renovation, and Modification Projects
Chapter 10 Management Operational Systems
10.1 General
10.2 Responsibility/Authority
10.3 Reporting Incidents
10.4 Operational Requirements
10.5 Emergency Response
10.6 Training
10.7 Documentation
10.8 Compliance Audit
10.9 Enforcement
10.10 Modification of the Plan
Chapter 11 Fire Prevention
11.1 General
11.2 Decorations
11.3 Fire Spread Control
11.4 Housekeeping
11.5 Smoking
11.6 Hot Work
11.7 Open Flames
11.8 Electrical Hazards
11.9 Penetrations
11.10 Fire Proofing
11.11 Lightning Protection
11.12 Protection from Wildland Fires
11.13 Water Control
Chapter 12 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Protection Systems
12.1 General
12.2 Fire Protection Systems
12.3 Electronic Premises Security Systems
12.4 Impairments to Fire Protection Systems
12.5 Impairments to Electronic Premises Security Systems
12.6 Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Cooking Equipment
12.7 Chimneys
12.8 Electrical Systems
12.9 Fire Barriers
12.10 Fire Retardant?Treated Materials
12.11 Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 13 Special Events
13.1 General
13.2 Occupant Loading
13.3 Means of Egress
13.4 Cooking Equipment
13.5 Smoking
13.6 Fireworks
13.7 Combustibles
13.8 Electrical Equipment
13.9 Access Control
Chapter 14 Museums, Libraries, and Their Collections
14.1 General
14.2 Fire Prevention
14.3 Security
14.4 Collection Storage Rooms
Chapter 15 Places of Worship
15.1 General
15.2 Responsibility
15.3 Protection Plan
15.4 Occupant Loading
15.5 Training
15.6 Fire Prevention
15.7 Fire Protection Systems
15.8 Candles and Censers
15.9 Historical Records and Artifacts
15.10 Special Facilities
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Fire Experience in Cultural Properties
Annex C Basics of Fire and Fire Protection Systems
Annex D Security Systems
Annex E Resources for Protection of Cultural Resource Property Projects
Annex F Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 909
Annex G Informational References
Annex H Compact Storage Fire Tests
Annex I Compact Storage Test Program
Annex J Cultural Resource Property Protection Self-Inspection Checklist
Annex K Fire System Maintenance Checklists
Annex L Salvage of Water-Damaged Library Materials
Annex M Factory Mutual Engineering Division Laboratory Report
Annex N Measuring the Impact of Fire Extinguisher Agents on Cultural Resource Materials