2020 NFPA 2010 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Keep your knowledge of fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems on the cutting edge by referencing the latest NFPA® 2010 requirements.

    It's vital that businesses and organizations have reliable means of protecting valuable and critical equipment from fire and related risks. NFPA 2010, Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems, 2020 edition, offers comprehensive criteria for helping to ensure that condensed aerosol systems and associated components perform as intended.

    NFPA 2010 provides the guidance and information to assist in protecting electrical and telecom power equipment, server rooms, rail vehicles, machinery spaces, and other areas in which these extinguishing systems are utilized. The standard applies to designing, installing, operating, testing, and maintaining aerosol systems for total flooding applications. Provisions cover everything from listing, inspections, and approval to safety requirements and additional explanatory and reference material.

    The 2020 edition of the standard includes extensive revisions to reflect the most current industry knowledge, practices, and technology.

    NFPA 2010 is a valuable resource for anyone responsible for ensuring properly- functioning fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems. The document features updates from the 2015 edition that may impact you in your work.

    Significant changes include:

    • Removal of dispersed aerosol systems from the scope and deletion of all requirements that are not relevant to condensed aerosol systems for improved clarity and relevance
    • Addition of new provisions addressing the use of aerosol extinguishing systems in normally occupied spaces
    • Amended text to clarify that an enclosure integrity test is not required and to addresses compensation for leakage and enclosure ceiling height when determining the aerosol agent quantity
    • General improvements for readability and clarity are incorporated throughout

    Keep pace with state-of-the-art fixed aerosol extinguishing systems to help improve fire protection and efficiency.

    This standard is a must-have for those who design, purchase, install, approve, test, inspect, list, operate, and maintain these specialized fire suppression systems. Upgrade your information by ordering your copy of NFPA 2010, Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems, 2020 edition.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 2010 Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire-Extinguishing Systems, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Retroactivity.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 Units and Formulas.
    1.6 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.
    3.4 Special Definitions for Marine Systems.
    Chapter 4 General
    4.1 General Information.
    4.2 Use and Limitations.
    4.3 Environmental Factors.
    4.4 Compatibility with Other Agents.
    Chapter 5 Safety Requirements
    5.1 Review Requirement.
    5.2 Hazards to Personnel.
    5.3 Electrical Clearances.
    Chapter 6 Components
    6.1 Aerosol System Agent Supply.
    6.2 Detection, Actuation, Alarm, and Control Systems.
    Chapter 7 System Design and Installation
    7.1 Specifications, Plans, and Approvals.
    7.2 Enclosure.
    7.3 Design Application Density.
    7.4 Total Flooding Quantity.
    7.5 Duration of Protection.
    7.6 Rate of Application.
    7.7 Generator Choice and Location.
    Chapter 8 Approval of Installations
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Inspection of Aerosol Generators.
    Chapter 9 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Interfaced Systems and Equipment.
    9.3 Inspection.
    9.4 Maintenance.
    9.5 Testing.
    9.6 Record Keeping.
    9.7 Disposal of Components and Agents.
    Chapter 10 Marine Systems
    10.1 Scope.
    10.2 General.
    10.3 Special Definitions.
    10.4 Inspected Vessels.
    10.5 Uninspected Vessels and Pleasure Craft.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Toxicity Information
    Annex C Reduced Visibility Information
    Annex D Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Use the 2015 NFPA 2010 for advanced and economical aerosol fire extinguishing systems.

    Work confidently with state-of-the-art aerosol fire extinguishing technology using the 2015 edition NFPA 2010, Standard for Fixed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems. This comprehensive Standard provides information about fixed aerosol systems used to protect electrical power equipment, server rooms, telecom equipment, machinery spaces, and rail vehicles. NFPA 2010 provides:

    • Design, installation, operation, testing and maintenance provisions addressing condensed and dispersed aerosol fire extinguishing systems for total flooding applications
    • Performance requirements and methods of testing for condensed aerosol systems, dispersed aerosol systems, and associated components

    Important updates in this edition:

    • NFPA 2010 now references the new UL listing standard that will help aerosol systems gain greater acceptance industry wide.
    • The visual inspection frequency interval has changed from monthly to semiannually. This change reduces the cost of maintenance for aerosol systems; important news for system maintainers, building owners, and insurers.

    Reference the latest edition of NFPA 2010 for the guidance and information you need to design, use, and approve advanced aerosol fire extinguishing systems for dependable and economical fire protection. (Print, 32 pp., 2015)

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 2010? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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