2018 NFPA 3 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    NFPA 3 is the first and only Standard with a complete commissioning program for fire protection and life safety systems.

    Updated, renamed, and approved as a Standard, NFPA 3: Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems was originally developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). It serves a critical need in the built environment by giving stakeholders a process for the commissioning of fire protection and life safety systems, to help them verify that systems are designed, installed, and function as intended.

    NFPA 3 works with NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing.

    NFPA 3 covers the complete commissioning process for system operation throughout the building's life cycle. It is adaptable for all types of systems -- fire protection suppression and control, fire alarm, emergency communications, smoke control, power, fire doors, commercial cooking operations, elevators, and more. NFPA 3 presents:

    • Qualifications of commissioning team members, such as job titles
    • Thirteen categories for a commissioning team appropriate to the project size and scope
    • Direction for commissioning of existing buildings to verify system performance and interconnectivity
    • Forms and reports that provide a baseline for documentation

    Numerous updates throughout the 2018 edition were made to reflect the transition from recommendations to mandatory requirements. Many chapter requirements were reorganized and moved to other chapters to make the Standard more useable.

    Compliance helps stakeholders ensure commissioning is done correctly, in every building regardless of age and designated use.

    Have documented confirmation at your fingertips that the fire protection and life safety systems installed in your facility function according to the intended design criteria set forth in project documents and satisfy the owner's operational needs as well as jurisdictional requirements. NFPA 3 benefits everyone responsible for the building's construction and management, and for meeting the needs of the owner's project requirements. (Softbound, 60 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Edition)

    NFPA® 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 New Technology.
    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 Goals.
    4.2 Objectives.
    4.3 Qualifications.
    4.4 Commissioning Record.
    Chapter 5 Commissioning
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Planning Phase.
    5.3 Design Phase.
    5.4 Construction Phase.
    5.5 Occupancy Phase.
    Chapter 6 Commissioning of Existing Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Re-commissioning.
    6.3 Retro-commissioning.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Qualifications of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Commissioning Team Personnel
    Annex C Responsibilities for Members of the Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Commissioning Team
    Annex D Sample Basis of Design Narrative Report
    Annex E Sample Commissioning Documentation
    Annex F Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Update to the 2015 NFPA 3 -- the only complete commissioning program for fire protection and life safety systems.

    Developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS), landmark NFPA 3: Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems outlines a process for the commissioning of interconnected safety systems, to help stakeholders verify that systems are designed, installed, and function as intended.

    NFPA 3 now works with NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing.

    The second edition of NFPA 3 covers the complete commissioning process for system operation throughout the building's life cycle. Guidelines for an Integrated Testing Plan and the role of the Integrated Testing Agent (ITa), formerly located in Chapter 7, have been extracted and expanded into the all new NFPA 4: Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing.

    Other changes in NFPA 3 clarify commissioning procedures, methods, and documentation for architects, designers, contractors, owners, and AHJs.

    Adaptable for all types of systems -- fire protection suppression and control, fire alarm, emergency communications, smoke control, power, fire doors, commercial cooking operations, elevators, and more -- NFPA 3 spells out:

    • Qualifications of commissioning team members, such as job titles
    • Thirteen categories for a commissioning team appropriate to the project size and scope
    • Direction for commissioning of existing buildings to verify system performance and interconnectivity
    • Forms and reports that provide a baseline for documentation

    Make sure integrated systems are able to function as designed.

    NFPA 3 benefits everyone responsible for the building's construction and management, and for meeting the needs of the owner's project requirements. It helps stakeholders ensure commissioning is done correctly, in every building regardless of age and designated use. (Softbound, 54 pp., 2015)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 3? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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  • Also in NFPA 3: Recommended Practice on Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems