2022 NFPA 18A Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Get current with the significantly enhanced NFPA 18A, 2022 edition, including the introduction of new chapters and extensive changes to existing requirements.

    The use of additives mixed with water in fixed, semi-fixed, mobile, and portable fire suppression systems helps improve the ability to fight and reduce the spread of fires. NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation, provides the latest provisions to assist fire departments in using these water additive concentrates in operations. The standard offers essential criteria for purchasing, testing, listing, and using water additives for controlling and suppressing Class A and Class B fires and flammable vapors.

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 18A features revisions and additions to get you up to date with industry knowledge and best practices.

    A must-have for anyone responsible for ensuring the proper use of water additives in fighting fires, the standard received important edits that can impact your work.

    Changes include the following:

    • New Chapter 9, providing fire test methods for water additives used for the control and suppression of Class D fires and guidance on fire test procedures for testing, approval, and listing purposes
    • New Chapter 12, offering the user with application and design guidelines tying water additives and their requirements with other NFPA® standards
    • Rewritten Chapter 4 to classify hazards with a specific class of fires
    • Updated Chapter 7 to address the spherical micelle stability test
    • Editorial revisions, including updated references

    Ensure you are referencing the most complete and relevant information on water additives used in firefighting and suppression to maximize safety and effectiveness at the scene.

    Upgrade to NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation, 2022 edition, by placing your order today.

  • Prior Editions

    2017 Edition

     

    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. (Print, 44 pp., 2017)


    2011 Edition

     

    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)

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