2023 NFPA 290 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help safeguard lives and property by referencing the latest methods for testing the fire resistance of passive protective materials used on LP-Gas containers.

    Identify thermal protection insulation systems that retard or prevent the release of a container's contents in a fire by using the procedure detailed in NFPA® 290, Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers. The standard offers a method to determine the fire resistance of passive fire protection materials applied to the exterior of LP-Gas containers. The 2023 edition includes clarifications to the annex related to NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, and NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code.

    NFPA 290 covers the following topics:

    • Test specimens and passive fire protection material
    • Torch fire nozzles, exposure, and fuel
    • Test locations and environmental effects
    • Conducting tests
    • Presentation of test report results
  • Table of Contents (2023 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 290 Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers, 2023 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Units and Formulas.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Test Specimens
    4.1 Construction of Test Specimen.
    4.2 Construction of Rear Box.
    4.3 Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Material.
    Chapter 5 Torch Fire
    5.1 Torch Fire Nozzle.
    5.2 Torch Fire Exposure.
    5.3 Fuel.
    Chapter 6 Test Location
    6.1 Environmental Effects.
    6.2 Air Temperature.
    6.3 Wind Limitations.
    6.4 Adverse Weather.
    Chapter 7 Conduct of Tests
    7.1 Test Assembly.
    7.2 Calibration Test.
    7.3 Conduct of Torch Test.
    7.4 Hose Stream Test.
    7.5 Conditions of Acceptance.
    7.6 Environmental Conditions.
    7.7 Measurements.
    7.8 Observations.
    7.9 Photographs.
    7.10 Video.
    Chapter 8 Presentation of Results
    8.1 Test Report.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2018 Edition

    Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 290 for the latest testing methodology for use on LP-Gas containers.

    Especially when dealing with LP-Gas, fire resistance is a vital element of any fire hazard or fire risk assessment. Reduce risks and raise confidence by following the latest criteria in NFPA 290, Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers.

    Use this Standard to evaluate the fire performance characteristics of passive protection materials applied to the exterior of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas containers in a torch fire environment.

    The purpose of this procedure is to identify thermal protection insulating systems that retard or prevent the release of the container's contents in a fire environment. Originally derived from one that previously appeared in an annex of NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, the 2018 edition of NFPA 290 presents updated references to NFPA codes and standards among other documents, as well as the latest terminology used in the field. (Print, 14 pp., 2018)


    2013 Edition

    Fire resistance is a vital element of any fire hazard or fire risk assessment. Rely on the 2013 NFPA 290 for the latest testing methodology.

    Follow the criteria in NFPA 290: Standard for Fire Testing of Passive Protection Materials for Use on LP-Gas Containers to evaluate the fire performance characteristics of passive protection materials applied to the exterior of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas containers in a torch fire environment.

    This test method was derived from one that previously appeared in an annex of NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code. The purpose of this procedure is to identify thermal protection insulating systems that retard or prevent the release of the container's contents in a fire environment. The 2013 edition includes a new definition for fire resistance. (Softbound, 9 pp., 2013)

     

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