NFPA 750: Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems

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Help keep water mist fire protection systems up-to-code with the 2015 edition of NFPA 750.

Stay up-to-code informed about the design, manufacture, installation, and acceptance testing of water mist fire protection systems using the 2015 NFPA 750: Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems. This Standard defines the difference between water mist systems and sprinkler systems, as well as clarifies the purpose and various types of applications that benefit from water mist systems.

Research and technology for water mist fire protection systems are continually growing.

Water mist fire protection systems extinguish fires by displacing oxygen through water vapor, cooling the flames and reducing radiant heat. The 2015 edition of NFPA 750 defines various occupancy classifications that are critical to analyze when designing a water mist fire protection system. In this edition:

  • New Chapter 5: Classification of Occupancies and new Chapter 10: Occupancy Protection Systems address the dynamics of occupancy classification in designing a water mist system. These new chapters are essential for confident system design.
  • In another significant change, the ITM sections for water mist systems (other than those installed in one-and two-family dwellings) were removed and now reference the 2014 edition of NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

NFPA 750 details general requirements, along with provisions for all types of water mist systems, components, and hardware.

Designers, consumers, AHJs, installers, maintainers, and special experts -- including the various end users from museums and historic preservation societies -- will find more guidance in this important edition of NFPA 750. (Softbound, Approx. 72 pp., 2015)

NFPA<sup>®</sup> 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems 2015 Edition

NFPA® 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units
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
4.1 General
4.2 Safety
Chapter 5 Classification of Occupancies
5.1 Classification of Occupancies for Water Mist Systems
5.2 Classification of Specific Applications for Water Mist Systems
Chapter 6 System Components and Hardware
6.1 General
6.2 Gas and Water Containers
6.3 Piping and Tube
6.4 Fittings
6.5 Hangers/Supports
6.6 Nozzles
6.7 Valves
6.8 Strainers and Filters
6.9 Pump Systems
6.10 Detection, Actuation, Alarm, and Control Systems
6.11 Compatibility
Chapter 7 System Requirements
7.1 General
7.2 System Applications
7.3 Nozzle Types
7.4 System Requirements
7.5 Media System Types
7.6 Additive Systems
Chapter 8 Installation Requirements
8.1 General
8.2 Nozzles
8.3 Pipe and Tubing
8.4 Fittings
8.5 Gas and Water Storage Containers
8.6 Pumps and Pump Controllers
8.7 Strainers and Filters
8.8 Valves and Pressure Gauges
8.9 Electrical Systems
8.10 Test Connections
Chapter 9 Design Objectives and Fire Test Protocols
9.1 General
9.2 Listing Evaluations
9.3 Performance Objectives
9.4 Application Parameters
9.5 Reliability
Chapter 10 Occupancy Protection Systems
10.1 General
10.2 Light and Ordinary Hazard Occupancy Hazard Fire Control Approach
10.3 Occupancy Protection Systems for Residential Applications
Chapter 11 Calculations
11.1 General
11.2 Darcy–Weisbach Calculation Method for Intermediate and High Pressure, Single Fluid, Single Liquid Phase Systems
11.3 Hazen–Williams Calculation Method (Low Pressure Systems)
11.4 Calculation Procedures for Propellant Gas or Atomizing Media
Chapter 12 Water Supplies and Atomizing Media
12.1 General
12.2 Quantity
12.3 Duration
12.4 Reserve Supplies
12.5 Water Supplies
12.6 Atomizing Media for Twin-Fluid Systems
12.7 Pressure Gauges
Chapter 13 Plans and Documentation
13.1 Working Plans
13.2 Hydraulic Calculation Documentation
13.3 Pneumatic Calculation Documentation
13.4 Detection, Actuation, and Control Systems Documentation
Chapter 14 System Acceptance
14.1 Approval of Water Mist Systems
14.2 Acceptance Requirements
Chapter 15 System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
15.1 General
Chapter 16 Marine Systems
16.1 General
16.2 Sprinkler Equivalent Systems
16.3 Flammable Liquids — Total Area Protection
16.4 Human Factors
16.5 Requirements for Water Mist Systems on Combatant Vessels
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Research Summary
Annex C Examples of Fire Test Protocols
Annex D Reliability
Annex E Informational References
Index