2015 NFPA 805 Standard - Current Edition
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    Help to protect the safety of the public, the environment, and plant personnel from a plant fire by referencing NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2020 edition.

    It is critical to cultivate superior fire protection practices and strategies for light water nuclear power plants. NFPA 805 outlines the procedures for implementing performance-based provisions to assist in improving nuclear safety, reducing radioactive release, and minimizing plant damage and interruption of business.

    The standard applies to all phases of existing plant operation from fundamental fire protection program design and elements to the determination of fire protection systems and features. Requirements also cover fire protection during degraded conditions and decommissioning and permanent shutdown of light water reactor electric generating plants.

    Make sure you are referencing the most current requirements for nuclear electric generating plant fire protection by upgrading to the 2020 edition.

    NFPA 805 is referenced across the US and worldwide by personnel and organizations concerned with safeguarding against the impacts of a nuclear plant fire. The standard is updated to account for the latest industry knowledge and terminology.

    Notable changes to the 2020 edition include;

    • Inclusion of language from NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, to more clearly identify materials that should be considered limited-combustible
    • Addition of annex language to expand on issues that exist in the selection of suppression systems that can lead to thermal shock

    NFPA 805 can help you prepare for the challenges of protecting light water nuclear power plants from fire and its potential effects on operations.

    Get the information and guidance you need to help improve facility safety and stay in compliance. Order your copy of NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2020 edition, today.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 805 Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Goals.
    1.4 Performance Objectives.
    1.5 Performance Criteria.
    1.6 Equivalency.
    1.7 Code of Record.
    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 Methodology
    4.1 Intent.
    4.2 General Approach.
    4.3 Assumptions.
    4.4 Engineering Analyses.
    4.5 Evaluating the Damage Threshold.
    4.6 Monitoring.
    4.7 Program Documentation, Configuration Control, and Quality.
    Chapter 5 Fundamental Fire Protection Program and Design Elements
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Fire Protection Plan.
    5.3 Prevention.
    5.4 Industrial Fire Brigade.
    5.5 Water Supply.
    5.6 Standpipe and Hose Stations.
    5.7 Fire Extinguishers.
    5.8 Fire Alarm and Detection Systems.
    5.9 Automatic and Manual Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems.
    5.10 Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems.
    5.11 Passive Fire Protection Features.
    Chapter 6 Determination of Fire Protection Systems and Features
    6.1 Methodology.
    6.2 Nuclear Safety.
    6.3 Radiation Release.
    6.4 Life Safety.
    6.5 Plant Damage/Business Interruption.
    Chapter 7 Fire Protection During Decommissioning and Permanent Shutdown
    7.1 Intent.
    7.2 Fire Protection Plan.
    7.3 Maintaining Fire Protection Capability.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Nuclear Safety Analysis
    Annex C Application of Fire Modeling in Nuclear Power Plant Fire Hazard Assessments
    Annex D Use of Fire PSA Methods in NFPA 805
    Annex E Deterministic Approach — Plant Damage/Business Interruption
    Annex F Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Develop superior fire protection schemes for light water reactor electric generators with the performance-based rules in NFPA 805.

    Safeguard the public, plant personnel, the facility, and the environment from a nuclear plant fire and its potential effect on safe reactor operations with the up-to-date guidance in NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants. Used in the United States and internationally, this Standard specifies the minimum fire protection requirements for existing light water nuclear power plants during all phases of plant operation, including shutdown, degraded conditions, and decommissioning.

    NFPA 805's performance-based methods address fundamental fire protection programs, design elements, and nuclear safety and fire protection during decommissioning and permanent shutdown.

    The Standard's major objectives include:

    • Nuclear safety
    • Radioactive release
    • Life safety
    • Plant damage/business interruption

    Changes in the 2015 edition of NFPA 805:

    • Clarification of the allowance of wood in the power block will help avoid licensee/operator misunderstandings that could compromise fire safety.
    • Adherence to the 2015 NFPA 805 in conjunction with applicable regulatory documents allows for a smoother transition to the performance-based Standard.

    Update now for provisions that help you provide state-of-the-art fire protection for light water reactors. (Print, 65 pp., 2015)

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 805? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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