NFPA 99B: Standard for Hypobaric Facilities

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Hazards in hypobaric facilities pose major fire safety concerns. Mitigate the risks with the 2015 NFPA 99B.

The presence of oxygen-enriched atmospheres pose specialized risks, and NFPA 99B: Standard for Hypobaric Facilities presents important requirements intended to protect against fire, electrical, explosive, and implosive hazards. The Standard also provides criteria for facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

Use the latest best practice for architects, designers, facility staff, maintenance professionals, and safety directors.

Reference the 2015 NFPA 99B for the latest preferred definitions, and updated references to the 2015 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. NFPA 99B's Chapter 5, Administration and Maintenance, provides requirements for the precautions and procedures to safely continue operation throughout the ongoing use of a hypobaric chamber or facility.

The Standard's Annexes provide detailed information about hazards and the fire response procedure, and also includes a useful pressure table. It's essential for manufacturers and anyone who owns or operates hypobaric facilities. (Softbound, 23 pp., 2015)

NFPA<sup>®</sup> 99B Standard for Hypobaric Facilities 2015 Edition

NFPA® 99B Standard for Hypobaric Facilities 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
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 Construction and Equipment
4.1 Housing for Hypobaric Facilities
4.2 Fabrication of the Hypobaric Chamber
4.3 Illumination
4.4 Ventilation
4.5 Fire Detection and Extinguishing Requirements for Class E Hypobaric Facilities
4.6 Fire Detection and Extinguishing Requirements for Class D Chambers
4.7 Electrical Systems
4.8 Intercommunications and Monitoring Equipment
Chapter 5 Administration and Maintenance
5.1 General
5.2 Equipment
5.3 Handling of Gases
5.4 Maintenance
5.5 Electrical Safeguards
5.6 Electrostatic Safeguards
5.7 Fire Protection Equipment
5.8 Housekeeping
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Nature of Hazards
Annex C Fire Response Procedures
Annex D Pressure Table
Annex E Informational References