2016 NFPA 11 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    If foam systems are part of your fire protection plan, the latest edition of NFPA 11 is a key resource.

    Updated to reflect today's hazards as well as the systems and products in use, the 2016 edition of NFPA 11: Standard for Low-, Medium, and High-Expansion Foam is the industry standard that addresses all aspects of the design, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of low-, medium-, and high-expansion foam systems for fire protection. Criteria apply to fixed, semi-fixed, or portable systems for both interior and exterior hazards.

    Changes impact fire protection designers and engineers as well as installers, property managers, and system maintainers.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 11 expands and clarifies the types of pipe and fittings that can be used in foam systems. It also incorporates alternative test methods for foam proportioners and seal area-only protection for certain composite floating roofs.

    Update now for the latest coverage of all types of foam systems. (Print, 97 pp., 2016)

  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 11 Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam, 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
    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 System Components and System Types
    4.1 General
    4.2 Water Supplies
    4.3 Foam Concentrates
    4.4 Concentrate Compatibility
    4.5 Foam Proportioning
    4.6 Foam Concentrate Pumps
    4.7 Piping
    4.8 System Types
    4.9 Operation and Control of Systems
    Chapter 5 Low-Expansion System Design
    5.1 Types of Hazards
    5.2 Outdoor Fixed Roof (Cone) Tanks
    5.3 Outdoor Open-Top Floating Roof Tanks
    5.4 Outdoor Covered (Internal) Floating Roof Tanks
    5.5 Indoor Hazards
    5.6 Loading Racks
    5.7 Diked Areas - Outdoor
    5.8 Nondiked Spill Areas
    5.9 Supplementary Protection
    Chapter 6 Medium- and High-Expansion Systems
    6.1 General Information and Requirements
    6.2 Use and Limitations
    6.3 Hazards Protected
    6.4 Types of Systems
    6.5 Systems Protecting One or More Hazards
    6.6 Personnel Safety
    6.7 Operation and Control of Systems
    6.8 Foam Concentrate
    6.9 Air Supply
    6.10 Foam-Generating Apparatus Location
    6.11 Distribution Systems
    6.12 Total Flooding Systems General Information
    6.13 Local Application Systems
    6.14 Foam Applications for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
    6.15 Portable Foam-Generating Devices
    Chapter 7 Compressed Air Foam Systems
    7.1 General
    7.2 Water Supplies
    7.3 Foam Concentrate
    7.4 Air or Nitrogen Supply
    7.5 Compressed Air Foam-Generating Method
    7.6 Distribution Systems
    7.7 Compressed Air Foam Discharge Devices
    7.8 Operation and Control of Systems
    7.9 System Types
    7.10 Limitations
    7.11 System Design
    7.12 Installation of Piping and Fittings
    7.13 Installation of Automatic Detection
    7.14 CAFS Discharge Device Choice and Location
    7.15 Discharge Density
    7.16 Discharge Duration
    7.17 System Flow Calculation
    7.18 Plans and Specifications
    7.19 Testing and Acceptance
    7.20 Maintenance
    Chapter 8 Specifications and Plans
    8.1 Approval of Plans
    8.2 Specifications
    8.3 Plans
    Chapter 9 Installation Requirements
    9.1 Foam Concentrate Pumps
    9.2 Flushing
    9.3 Power Supply
    9.4 Low-Expansion System Piping
    9.5 Valves in Low-Expansion Systems
    9.6 Hangers, Supports, and Protection for Pipework
    9.7 Hose Requirements
    9.8 Test Connections
    Chapter 10 Low-Expansion Foam Systems for Marine Applications
    10.1 General
    10.2 Fixed Low-Expansion Foam Systems for Machinery Spaces
    10.3 Fixed Low-Expansion Foam Systems on Deck for Petroleum and Chemical Tankers
    10.4 Foam Outlet Devices
    10.5 Monitors
    10.6 Hand Hoselines
    10.7 Hydraulic Calculations
    10.8 Isolation Valves
    10.9 Hangers, Supports, and Protection of Pipework
    10.10 Testing and Inspection
    10.11 Foam System Concentrate Storage
    10.12 Supply Arrangements
    10.13 Piping Materials
    Chapter 11 Testing and Acceptance
    11.1 Inspection and Visual Examination
    11.2 Flushing after Installation
    11.3 Acceptance Tests
    11.4 Pressure Tests
    11.5 Operating Tests
    11.6 Discharge Tests
    11.7 Approval of Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam Systems
    11.8 System Restoration
    Chapter 12 Maintenance
    12.1 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    12.2 Foam-Producing Equipment
    12.3 Piping
    12.4 Strainers
    12.5 Detection and Actuation Equipment
    12.6 Foam Concentrate Inspection
    12.7 High-Pressure Cylinders
    12.8 Operating Instructions and Training
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Storage Tank Protection Summary
    Annex C Medium- and High-Expansion Foam
    Annex D Tests for Foam Systems
    Annex E Foam Environmental Issues
    Annex F Test Method for Marine Fire-Fighting Foam Concentrates Protecting Hydrocarbon Hazards
    Annex G Foam Concentrate Quality
    Annex H Informational References
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