2020 NFPA 820 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Reference the latest construction, ventilation, and electrical installation requirements for helping to keep wastewater treatment facilities safer and up to code with NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities. The 2020 edition covers the latest methods for helping to ensure personnel, public, and facility safety with new sections covering the protection of pressure sewers and emphasizing critical life safety practices with additional changes and revisions.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 820 Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 Units and Formulas.
    1.7 Document Organization.
    1.8 National Electrical Code® Criteria.
    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 Collection Systems
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Design and Construction.
    Chapter 5 Liquid Stream Treatment Processes
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Design and Construction.
    Chapter 6 Solids Treatment Processes
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Design and Construction.
    Chapter 7 Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection
    7.1 Scope.
    7.2 Fire Protection Measures.
    7.3 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.
    7.4 Combustible Gas Detection.
    7.5 Ventilation Monitoring.
    7.6 Alarm Signaling Systems.
    7.7 Laboratories.
    7.8 Special Fire Protection Measures.
    Chapter 8 Materials of Construction
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Materials Selection.
    8.3 Applications.
    Chapter 9 Ventilation
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Installation.
    9.3 Ventilation Criteria.
    9.4 Airlocks.
    Chapter 10 Administrative Controls
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Management Policy and Direction.
    10.3 Fire Risk Assessment.
    10.4 Fire Prevention Program.
    10.5 Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
    10.6 Other Fire Protection and Detection Systems.
    10.7 Impairments.
    10.8 Emergency Action Plan.
    10.9 Fire Brigades.
    10.10 Polychlorinated Biphenyls.
    10.11 Fire and Explosion Prevention.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Wastewater Treatment Processes
    Annex C Selection of Collection System Materials
    Annex D Chemical and Fuel Fire/Explosion Hazards
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2016 Edition

    Follow the 2016 NFPA 820 to safeguard lives, property, business continuity, and the environment from fires and explosions in wastewater facilities.

    Referenced nationwide by engineers, designers, installers, contractors, and facilities managers as well as by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), NFPA 820, Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities establishes requirements for construction, ventilation, and electrical installation in wastewater collection systems and liquid and solid treatment processes and facilities for protection against fire and explosion hazards. It also includes the hazard classification of specific areas and processes.

    Improvements in the 2016 edition help you work confidently to protect lives and property from hazards:

    • Reformatted tables offer better readability for everyone who references this important Standard.
    • Revised construction requirements clarify that while building component requirements are in accordance with NFPA 820, general building requirements are in accordance with NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®.

    Protect your community by keeping wastewater treatment facilities up-to-code.

    Make sure your fire protection knowledge is current with the latest methods to help ensure personnel safety, public safety, and property protection in and around wastewater treatment facilities. (Softbound, 56 pp., 2016)

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