2022 NFPA 423 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help safeguard aircraft engine test facilities by following the latest criteria outlined in NFPA 423, 2022 edition.

    There are fire dangers inherent to testing aircraft engines that put personnel, equipment, and facilities at risk. NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, offers general requirements for reducing hazards and minimizing incidents in these specialized environments.

    The standard offers requirements for the construction, fire protection, operation, and maintenance of facilities used to test aircraft engines, including test cells and test stands.

    NFPA 423 content covers:

    • Construction and internal subdivisions of test facilities
    • Fire protection requirements for engine test facilities and cells and for control and support rooms
    • Design requirements for the different types of fixed fire protection systems
    • Organization-wide employee fire safety provisions and practices
    • Service and utilities, including drainage systems, electrical requirements, and more

    The 2022 edition of NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, offers the most up-to-date information and procedures.

    NFPA 423 is an essential resource for airport officials, safety officers, site managers, and anyone responsible for test facility safety. The standard is referenced by many foundational NFPA documents, including NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), and NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

    The revised 2022 edition includes both editorial and reference updates to represent the most current industry knowledge and practices.

    Get the information you need to help protect aircraft engine testing facilities from fire and related dangers.

    Ensuring compliance to critical protocols outlined in NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, can help save lives and reduce loss. Get your copy of the 2022 edition today. (Print, 24 pp., 2022)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 423 Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities, 2022 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 Construction and Internal Subdivisions
    4.1 Construction of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities.
    4.2 Internal Subdivisions of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities.
    Chapter 5 Service and Utilities
    5.1 General Safeguards.
    5.2 Drainage Systems.
    5.3 Electrical Requirements.
    5.4 Heating and Cooling.
    5.5 Ventilation.
    5.6 Fuel Systems and Lubricating Oil Systems.
    5.7 Compressed Air.
    5.8 Hydraulic Fluids.
    5.9 Instrumentation.
    Chapter 6 Fire Protection Requirements
    6.1 Engine Test Facility.
    6.2 Engine Test Cell.
    6.3 Control Rooms.
    6.4 Support Rooms.
    Chapter 7 Fixed Fire Protection Systems
    7.1 General Design Requirements.
    7.2 Carbon Dioxide Systems.
    7.3 Gaseous Agent Systems.
    7.4 Dry Chemical Systems.
    7.5 Foam, High-Expansion Foam, Foam-Water Sprinkler, and Foam-Water Spray Systems.
    7.6 Water Spray Systems, Water Deluge Systems, and Automatic Sprinkler Systems.
    Chapter 8 Employee Organization for Fire Safety
    8.1 General.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Supplementary Fire Protection Systems
    Annex C Agent Selection
    Annex D Informational References
  • 2016 Edition

    Protect personnel, equipment, and facilities from hazards. Verify aircraft engine testing facilities meet Code using the latest NFPA 423.

    Essential for life safety and fire protection, NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities provides minimum criteria for construction, fire protection, operation, and maintenance of facilities for testing aircraft engines.

    Updated references in this edition reflect NFPA® codes and standards including the 2013 NFPA 13 and NFPA 72® the 2014 NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), and the 2015 NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®.

    NFPA 423 chapters cover:

    • Construction and internal subdivisions
    • Service and utilities
    • Fire protection requirements
    • Fixed fire protection systems
    • Employee organization for fire safety

    Airport officials, facility safety officers, and site managers need to follow the important safety protocols outlined in NFPA 423. (Print, 13 pp., 2016)

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