2016 NFPA 418 Standard for Heliports - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Provide fire protection and life safety in heliports with essential provisions only in NFPA 418: Standard for Heliports.

    A unique tool for fire protection and life safety, NFPA 418: Standard for Heliports establishes minimum fire safety requirements for operation at heliports for the protection of people, aircraft, and other property. Engineers, designers, contractors, and installers need these vital requirements to ensure a minimum level of safety in all types of heliports or helipads, including in hospitals, airports, offshore platforms, and tourist attractions.

    The Standard is also essential for code officials and facility managers -- such as in hospital settings where additions or modifications could dramatically impact the safety of patients and health care or aircraft personnel. The fire service relies on NFPA 418 for pre-incident planning, with provisions concerning fire-fighting access points, egress routes, and fixed fire protection systems, as well as aircraft refueling equipment.

    Facilities and equipment covered include:

    • General requirements for land-based facilities including egress systems
    • Rooftop landing facilities
    • Rooftop hangars
    • Offshore heliports
    • Foam protection systems, standpipe systems, and water supply
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Portable fire extinguishers
    • Helicopter refueling equipment and fuel storage tanks

    New in the 2016 edition:

    • A retroactivity clause clarifies whether or not existing heliports must be updated according to newer provisions.
    • Changes clarify how to determine the fire resistance of materials and coatings for landing pads.
    • New requirements for manual controls of foam protection systems help users ensure that personnel can safely initiate and stop the discharge of fire-fighting foam.
    • New provisions for a longer foam discharge duration will provide adequate fire protection until fire service responds.

    This document also includes annexes on heliport emergency planning and training for safety personnel, and for establishing extinguishing agent quantities and discharge rates. (Print, 17 pp., 2016)


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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 214 Standard on Water-Cooling Towers, 2016 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1* Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.

    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 Requirements

    4.1 Construction Materials of Water-Cooling Towers.
    4.2* Fire Risk Analysis.
    4.3 Combustible Exterior Surfaces.
    4.4 Combustible Surfaces with Fixed Protection.
    4.6 Noncombustible Surfaces with Fixed Protection.
    4.7 Combustible Towers on Building Roofs.
    4.8 Screening.
    4.9 Fire-Resistant Partition.

    Chapter 5 Fire Protection

    5.1 General.
    5.2 Fire Protection System Design.
    5.3 Corrosion Protection.
    5.4* Hydrant Protection.
    5.5* Standpipe Protection.
    5.6 Water Supply.
    5.7* Lightning Protection.
    5.8 Earthquake Protection.

    Chapter 6 Electrical Equipment and Wiring

    6.1 Installation.
    6.2* Overcurrent Protection.
    6.3 Stop Fan.
    6.4 Interlock.
    6.5 Vibration-Controlled Switch.

    Chapter 7 Internal Combustion Engine‚Driven Fans

    7.1 Internal Combustion Engines.

    Chapter 8 Operating Features, Maintenance, and Access

    8.1 Housekeeping.
    8.2 Smoking.
    8.3 Mechanical Inspection.
    8.4 Inspection Frequency.
    8.5 Welding and Cutting.
    8.6 Down Time.
    8.7 Access.
    8.8 Lockout.
    8.9 Temporary Supports.
    8.10 Fire Protection Systems Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.

    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Water-Cooling Tower Types
    Annex C Informational References

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