2017 NFPA 18A Standard - Current Edition

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    Updated with major technical changes, NFPA 18A helps fire departments use water additives to prevent or reduce the spread of fire.

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 18A: Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation provides guidance for industry professionals responsible for purchasing, testing, listing, and using water additives for the purpose of fire control and flammable vapor mitigation.

    When added to water in proper quantities, water additives are agents that suppress, cool, mitigate fire and/or vapors and/or provide insulating properties for fuels exposed to radiant heat or direct flame impingement.

    Extensively revised, this edition of NFPA 18A includes:

    • Major technical changes, including a new chapter addressing Class C fire test methods to provide the fire service with safe limits for fire attack on energized electrical equipment
    • Editorial changes, such as an updated structure for consistency with other NFPA codes and standards
    • Updated references throughout

    Improve effectiveness and safety at the fire scene with NFPA 18A. (Softbound, 44 pp., 2017)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 18A Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 Units and Formulas.
    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 Uses and Limitations
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Limitations.
    4.3 Compatibility of Water Additive Concentrate and Solutions.
    4.4 Concentrations.
    Chapter 5 Properties and General Test Protocols for Evaluation of Water Additive Concentrate and Solution
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Toxicity and Environmental Tests.
    5.3 Physical Properties.
    5.4 Stability.
    5.5 Uniform Corrosion.
    5.6 Intergranular Corrosion Test.
    5.7 Compatibility with Nonmetallic Materials.
    Chapter 6 Class A Fire Test Methods
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Wood Panel Fire Test.
    6.3 Wood Crib Fire Test.
    6.4 Deep-Seated Fire Test.
    Chapter 7 Class B Fire Test Methods
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Spill Fire Test.
    7.3 Pool Fire Test.
    7.4 Three-Dimensional Fuel Fire Test for Manual Application.
    7.5 Three-Dimensional Fire Test for Fixed Fire Suppression.
    7.6 Polar Solvents Fire Test. (Reserved)
    7.7 Emulsification Test.
    7.8 Fuel in Depth Fire Test. (Reserved)
    Chapter 8 Class C Fire Test Methods
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Extinguisher Test.
    8.3 Manual Operations Test.
    8.4 Arc Conductor Test.
    Chapter 9 Packaging and Labeling
    9.1 Packaging.
    9.2 Storage.
    9.3 Labeling.
    Chapter 10 Supply
    10.1 System Requirements.
    10.2 Fire Department Supply Requirements.
    10.3 Fixed Systems.
    Chapter 11 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fixed Systems
    11.1 Fixed Extinguishing Systems.
    11.2 Inspection of Water Additive Concentrate.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Residual Fire Retardancy
    Annex C ICAL Radiant Panel Test for Exposure Protection
    Annex D Three-Dimensional Fire Test Apparatus
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    Use water additives to prevent or reduce the spread of fire according to the latest rules in the 2011 NFPA 18A.

    NFPA 18A: Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation provides guidance for professionals responsible for purchasing, testing, listing, and using water additives for the purpose of fire control and flammable vapor mitigation.

    When added to water in proper quantities, water additives are agents that:

    • Suppress, cool, mitigate fire and/or vapors
    • And/or provide insulating properties for fuels exposed to radiant heat or direct flame impingement

    Maximize fire protection with 2011 changes that include:

    • Updated references
    • Revised test protocol sections, including new toxicity requirements
    • Improved consistency with other standards

    Boost effectiveness and safety at the fire scene with NFPA 18A. (Softbound, 26 pp., 2011)

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 18A? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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