2016 NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code - Current Edition

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    Access a one-stop source for the safe storage of hydrogen in the new edition of NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code consolidates the latest fire and life safety requirements applicable to the generation, installation, storage, piping, use, and handling of hydrogen in compressed gas form or cryogenic liquid form.

    This single comprehensive resource benefits enforcing officials when reviewing permits for occupancies storing, handling or using hydrogen or when inspecting existing facilities. It's also essential for designers, engineers, installers, contractors, facility managers, and anyone responsible for safety around applications involving:

    • Storage of hydrogen in bulk and non-bulk quantities
    • Use of hydrogen in laboratories
    • Dispensing and fueling of hydrogen for vehicles, along with vehicle repair
    • Systems for fuel cell power and generation, such as backup power systems using polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and forklifts
    • Applications involving combustion processes and special atmospheres, including electrolytic production of hydrogen

    Major changes in the 2016 edition include:

    • New section on hydrogen equipment enclosures to enable the safe use of these systems
    • Updated fueling chapter with new requirements for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle repair garages
    • Updated material extracted from thema 2016 edition of NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code on hydrogen storage, which divides requirements clearly into those for different size systems

    Annexes include a sample ordinance adopting NFPA 2, an example of Class C furnace operational and maintenance checklist, and supplementary information on explosion hazards and protection in laboratories. (Softbound, 207 pp., 2016)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code, 2016 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    1.4 Retroactivity
    1.5 Equivalency
    1.6 Units and Formulas
    1.7 Enforcement
    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 Definitions for Performance-Based Designs
    Chapter 4 General Fire Safety Requirements
    4.1 Application
    4.2 Goals and Objectives
    4.3 Assumptions
    4.4 Compliance Options
    4.5 Permits
    4.6 Emergency Plan
    4.7 Facility Closure
    4.8 Out-of-Service Stationary Bulk Gas Systems
    4.9 Management Plan and Hazardous Materials Documentation
    4.10 Release of GH2 or LH2
    4.11 Personnel Training
    4.12 Ignition Source Controls
    4.13 Signs
    4.14 Protection From Vehicular Damage
    4.15 Building Construction Materials
    Chapter 5 Performance-Based Option
    5.1 General
    5.2 Performance Criteria
    5.3 Retained Prescriptive Requirements
    5.4 Design Scenarios
    5.5 Evaluation of Proposed Designs
    5.6 Safety Factors
    5.7 Documentation Requirements
    Chapter 6 General Hydrogen Requirements
    6.1 General
    6.2 Design and Construction
    6.3 Control Areas
    6.4 Occupancy Classification
    6.5 Gas Rooms
    6.6 Weather Protection
    6.7 Electrical Equipment
    6.8 Employee Alarm System
    6.9 Explosion Control
    6.10 Fire Protection Systems
    6.11 Fire Alarm Systems
    6.12 GH2 Detection Systems
    6.13 Lighting
    6.14 Spill Control, Drainage, and Secondary Containment
    6.15 Shelving
    6.16 Vent Pipe Termination
    6.17 Ventilation
    6.18 Gas Cabinets
    6.19 Exhausted Enclosures
    6.20 Source Valve
    6.21 Cleaning and Purging of Piping Systems
    Chapter 7 Gaseous Hydrogen
    7.1 General
    7.2 Non-Bulk GH2
    7.3 Bulk GH2 Systems
    Chapter 8 Liquefied Hydrogen
    8.1 General
    8.2 Nonbulk LH2
    8.3 Bulk LH2 Systems
    Chapter 9 Explosion Protection (Reserved)
    9.1 Reserved
    Chapter 10 GH2 Vehicle Fueling Facilities
    10.1 Scope
    10.2 General
    10.3 Dispensing
    10.4 Storage
    Chapter 11 LH2 Fueling Facilities
    11.1 Scope
    11.2 General
    11.3 Dispensing
    11.4 Storage
    Chapter 12 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Systems
    12.1 Scope
    12.2 General
    12.3 Specific Requirements
    12.4 Storage
    Chapter 13 Hydrogen Generation Systems
    13.1 Scope
    13.2 General
    13.3 Use
    13.4 Storage
    Chapter 14 Combustion Applications
    14.1 Scope
    14.2 General (Reserved)
    14.3 Use
    14.4 Storage
    Chapter 15 Special Atmosphere Applications
    15.1 Scope
    15.2 General (Reserved)
    15.3 Use
    15.4 Storage
    Chapter 16 Laboratory Operations
    16.1 Scope
    16.2 General
    16.3 Use
    16.4 Storage
    Chapter 17 Parking Garages
    17.1 Scope
    17.2 Parking Garages
    Chapter 18 Repair Garage
    18.1 Scope
    18.2 Applicability
    18.3 General
    18.4 Exhaust System
    18.5 Heat-Producing Appliances
    18.6 Welding and Open-Flame Operations
    18.7 Defueling Systems
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Administration
    Annex C Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 2
    Annex D Physical Properties of Hydrogen
    Annex E Determination of Separation Distances for Bulk Gaseous Hydrogen Systems
    Annex F Example of Class C Furnace Operational and Maintenance Checklist
    Annex G Information on Explosion Hazards and Protection in Laboratories
    Annex H Safety Tips for Compressed Gas Users
    Annex I Design Standard References
    Annex J Design Standard References
    Annex K Hydrogen Explosion Control
    Annex L Hydrogen Detection Systems
    Annex M Informational References
    Index
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