2015 NFPA 302 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Reduce the risk of loss of life and property due to fires, explosions, and CO with the new NFPA 302 Standard.

    Follow current fire safety and life safety requirements for boats (less than 300 gross tons) that are used for pleasure and commercial purposes. Owners, manufacturers and marine surveyors will find the 2015 NFPA 302: Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft indispensable for properly protecting boats from fires and related hazards. Standard specifies requirements for fuel systems and fire protection equipment, lightning protection, and installing electrical systems (ac and dc).

    NFPA 302 covers it all, from explosion prevention to CO mitigation.

    • Elimination of ignition sources
    • Ventilation of accommodation spaces, fuel tank compartments (if separate from machinery spaces) and machinery spaces
    • Use of combustible materials
    • Fire-extinguishing equipment and fire exits
    • Control of fire-extinguishing agents in machinery spaces
    • Mitigation of carbon monoxide hazards from all sources

    Changes for the 2015 edition reflect new safety knowledge.

    • Requirements for exhaust blowers in compartments with permanently installed internal combustion engine with a cranking motor; and circuit and over-current protection for electric blowers
    • Requirements to reduce the production of CO from gasoline-fueled engines
    • Provisions for receptacles in locations normally not subject to rain, spray, or flooding
    • Requirements for the installation of fixed fire-extinguishing systems
    • Provisions for shore power cable connections and main shore power disconnect circuit breakers
    • Updated extracts from NFPA® standards including the 2013 edition of NFPA 10, 2011 NFPA 12, 2009 NFPA 12A, and the 2012 NFPA 2001.

    Keep people and facilities safe during boat construction, conversion, and repair.

    Update now for the latest safeguards. Annexes provide in-depth information about portable fire extinguishers and fixed systems, fire warning systems, and more. (Softbound, Approx. 69 pp., 2015)


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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)
    NFPA<sup>®</sup> 302 Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft 2015 Edition

    NFPA® 302 Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, 2015 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    1.4 Retroactivity
    1.5 Equivalency
    1.6 Units
    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 Hull
    4.1 General Arrangement
    4.2 Spaces Open to the Atmosphere
    4.3 Natural Ventilation
    4.4 Connecting Compartments or Spaces by a Natural Ventilation System
    4.5 Powered Ventilation System
    4.6 Arrangements of Openings
    4.7 Combustion Air
    Chapter 5 Engines
    5.1 Exposed Engine Surface Temperatures
    5.2 Diaphragm-Type Gasoline Pumps
    5.3 Marine Carburetors
    5.4 Electrical Components
    5.5 Air-Cooled Engines
    5.6 Portable Gasoline Tanks
    5.7 Automatic Shutdown
    5.8 High-Tension Cable
    5.9 Distributors
    Chapter 6 Engine Exhaust Systems
    6.1 General Requirements
    6.2 Materials
    6.3 Hose Connections
    6.4 Temperature Protection
    Chapter 7 Fuel Systems
    7.1 General Requirements
    7.2 Fuel Tank Materials
    7.3 Fuel Tank Design and Construction
    7.4 Fuel Tank Installation
    7.5 Fuel Lines, Fittings, and Related Accessories
    Chapter 8 Cooking, Heating, and Auxiliary Appliances
    8.1 General
    8.2 Cooking Appliance Installation
    8.3 Coal, Charcoal, and Wood-Burning Appliances
    8.4 Liquid Fuel Appliances Excluding Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Appliances
    8.5 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Systems for Permanently Installed Appliances
    8.6 Service Water Heating Units and Cabin Heaters
    8.7 Lamps
    8.8 Electric Stoves
    8.9 Portable Electric Heaters
    8.10 Portable Dehumidifiers
    Chapter 9 Electrical Systems Under 50 Volts
    9.1 Scope
    9.2 General Requirements
    9.3 Batteries
    9.4 Power Distribution System Negative Connections
    9.5 Continuously Energized Parts
    9.6 Marking
    9.7 Ambient Temperature
    9.8 Ignition Sources
    9.9 Overcurrent Protection
    9.10 Switches
    9.11 Appliances and Equipment
    9.12 System Wiring
    9.13 Wiring Installation
    9.14 Wiring Connections
    9.15 Receptacles
    9.16 Plug Connectors
    Chapter 10 Alternating Current (ac) Electrical Systems on Boats
    10.1 Scope
    10.2 General Requirements
    10.3 Marking
    10.4 System Voltage
    10.5 Ambient Temperature
    10.6 Ignition Source
    10.7 Shore Power Polarity Devices
    10.8 Overcurrent Protection
    10.9 Main Supply
    10.10 Branch Circuits
    10.11 Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
    10.12 Appliances and Equipment
    10.13 Conductors and Flexible Cords
    10.14 Installation
    10.15 Receptacles
    10.16 Main Panelboard
    10.17 Alternating-Current (ac) Generators
    10.18 Isolation of Galvanic Currents
    10.19 Shore Power
    10.20 Application of Types of Shore Power Circuits
    Chapter 11 Lightning Protection
    11.1 General
    Chapter 12 Fire Protection Equipment
    12.1 Fire Suppression Equipment
    Chapter 13 Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detection
    13.1 Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detection Systems
    13.2 Installation
    13.3 Smoke Detection
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fixed Systems
    Annex C Operation and Maintenance
    Annex D Fire Warning Equipment
    Annex E Extinguisher Inspection and Maintenance Information from NFPA Standards
    Annex F Informational References
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