2020 NFPA 130 Standard - Current Edition
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    Access the newly released NFPA 130, 2020 edition, to stay up to date with the most current requirements for fire protection and life safety in mass transit systems.

    The potential for injury and entrapment in the event of an emergency in mass transportation facilities poses a significant risk to large numbers of people. NFPA 130,Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, offers the latest provisions for underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems, including stations, trainways, emergency ventilation systems, vehicles, emergency procedures, and communication and control systems.

    NFPA 130 is a valuable resource for helping station and company managers, supervisors, safety personnel, inspectors, and AHJs be aware of and comply with essential life safety provisions. The standard pertains to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations.

    The 2020 edition includes several critical changes and additions.

    NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, features a variety of new and revised content and clarifications to reflect the latest industry practices and technologies.

    Notable changes include:

    • New definitions and the concept and permissible uses of limited combustible materials
    • An alternative testing provision for miscellaneous, discontinuous small parts; requirements for testing of adhesives and sealants; and requirements for testing and analysis for vehicles with end frame assemblies in Chapter 8.
    • Additional requirements for the consideration of the possibility of multiple concurrent emergencies in Chapter 9
    • A new Annex B, consolidating recommendations from Annexes D, G, and H regarding emergency ventilation
    • A new Annex D, consolidating all non-emergency ventilation provisions from Annexes B, D, G, and H
    • The reconciliation of terminology related to enclosed trainways, engineering versus fire hazard analyses and egress, and means of escape and exit
    • Clarification of construction types for the various station and trainway configurations
    • New requirements for the consideration of background noise relating to emergency procedures and design of emergency communications systems in Chapters 9 and 10

    It's never been more crucial to apply NFPA 130 safety provisions for fixed guideway and passenger rail transit facilities.

    From requirements for fire alarms in enclosed stations and materials used as interior wall and ceiling finishings to scenarios and methodologies used for predicting fire profiles and calculating means of egress, NFPA 130 is your comprehensive standard for safeguarding the railways you oversee. Place your order for the 2020 edition today.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 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 General
    4.1 Fire Safety of Systems.
    4.2 Goals.
    4.3 Objectives.
    4.4 Fire Scenarios.
    4.5 Shared Use by Freight Systems.
    4.6 Noncombustible Material and Limited-Combustible Material.
    4.7 Fire-Life Safety System Integrity.
    Chapter 5 Stations
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Construction.
    5.3 Means of Egress.
    5.4 Fire Protection.
    5.5 Integrated Testing of Fire Protection Systems.
    Chapter 6 Trainways
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Construction.
    6.3 Emergency Egress.
    6.4 Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems.
    6.5 Integrated Testing of Fire Protection Systems.
    Chapter 7 Emergency Ventilation System
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Design.
    7.3 Emergency Ventilation Fans.
    7.4 Airflow Control Devices.
    7.5 Testing.
    7.6 Emergency Ventilation Openings.
    7.7 Emergency Ventilation System.
    7.8 Power Supply for Emergency Ventilation Systems.
    Chapter 8 Vehicles
    8.1 Applicability.
    8.2 Compliance Options.
    8.3 Equipment Arrangement.
    8.4 Flammability and Smoke Emission.
    8.5 Fire Performance.
    8.6 Electrical Fire Safety.
    8.7 Ventilation.
    8.8 Emergency Egress Facilities.
    8.9 Protective Devices.
    8.10 Vehicle Support and Guidance System.
    8.11 Engineering Analysis Option.
    Chapter 9 Emergency Procedures
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Emergency Management.
    9.3 Emergencies.
    9.4 Emergency Procedures.
    9.5 Participating Agencies.
    9.6 Operations Control Center (OCC).
    9.7 Liaison.
    9.8 Command Post.
    9.9 Auxiliary Command Post.
    9.10 Operations Control Center (OCC) and Command Post Relationship.
    9.11 Training, Exercises, Drills, and Critiques.
    9.12 Records.
    9.13 Removing and Restoring Traction Power.
    Chapter 10 Emergency Communications System
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Operations Control Center (OCC).
    10.3 Public Safety Radio Enhancement System.
    10.4 Two-Way Wired Emergency Services Communication Systems.
    10.5 One-Way Emergency Communications Systems.
    Chapter 11 Control and Communication System Functionality, Reliability, and Availability
    11.1 General.
    11.2 Train Control.
    11.3 Functionality, Reliability, and Availability of Control Systems.
    Chapter 12 Wire and Cable Requirements
    12.1 General.
    12.2 Flame Spread and Smoke Release.
    12.3 Temperature, Moisture, and Grounding Requirements.
    12.4 Wiring Installation Methods.
    12.5 Fire-Resistive Cables.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Emergency Ventilation and Fire Risk
    Annex C Egress Calculations for Stations
    Annex D Non-Emergency Ventilation
    Annex E Fire Hazard Analysis Process for Vehicle Assessment and Evaluation
    Annex F Creepage Distance
    Annex G Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2017 Edition

    Help ensure fire protection and life safety in mass transit systems. Apply the 2017 edition of NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems.

    Originally developed to help reduce the potential for entrapment and injury of large numbers of people who routinely use mass transportation facilities, NFPA 130 specifies the latest fire protection and life safety requirements for underground, surface, and elevated fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems.

    It's now more important than ever before for station and company managers, supervisors, safety personnel, inspectors, and AHJs to be aware of the latest NFPA 130 provisions for:

    • Stations
    • Trainways
    • Emergency ventilation systems
    • Vehicles
    • Emergency procedures
    • Communications and control systems

    NFPA 130 requires users to apply NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® and NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code with important modifications. Changes in this edition include:

    • New definitions and modified requirements for materials used as interior wall and ceiling finishes
    • New requirements for enclosed stations to be equipped with a fire alarm system
    • New requirements for enclosed trainways to be equipped with an emergency communication system
    • Revised Annex B with new guidance on establishing noise levels in order to maintain a minimum level of speech intelligibility through the emergency communication system
    • Revised Annex C including a modified example showing means of egress calculation
    • New Annex H presenting key information on fire scenarios and methodologies used for predicting fire profiles

    NFPA 130 pertains to stations accommodating only passengers and employees of the fixed guideway transit and passenger rail systems and incidental occupancies in the stations. To help safeguard the railways you oversee, order your copy today. (Softbound, 78 pp., 2017)

     

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