2010 NFPA 851 Recommended Practice
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  • Description

    Work with expanded safety criteria for hydroelectric plants in the 2010 NFPA 851.

    NFPA 851: Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants provides fire prevention and fire protection with recommendations to safeguard physical property and ensure continuity of power production.

    This document offers guidance to those involved with the design, construction, and operation of hydroelectric generating plants. In addition, general plant design, fire protection systems, and identification and protection of hazards are also covered.

    The revised 2010 edition includes new chapter on a fire protection design process. NFPA 851 also recognizes the use of compressed air foam systems and fast depressurization systems and provide recommendations on the use of these systems. (Print, 27 pp., 2010)


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  • Table of Contents (2010 Edition)

    NFPA® 851 Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants, 2010 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    1.4 Equivalency
    1.5 Units
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General
    2.2 NFPA Publications
    2.3 Other Publications
    2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
    3.3 General Definitions
    Chapter 4 Fire Protection Design Process
    4.1 General
    4.2 Stakeholders
    4.3 Inputs to the Design Process
    4.4 Fire Protection Design Basis Process
    4.5 Fire Protection Design Basis Document (Deliverables)
    Chapter 5 General Plant Design
    5.1 Plant Arrangement
    5.2 Life Safety
    5.3 Building Construction Materials
    5.4 Smoke and Heat Venting, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
    5.5 Containment and Drainage
    5.6 Emergency Lighting
    5.7 Lightning Protection
    Chapter 6 General Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
    6.1 General Considerations
    6.2 Water Supply
    6.3 Valve Supervision
    6.4 Supply Mains and Hydrants
    6.5 Standpipe and Hose Systems
    6.6 Portable Fire Extinguishers
    6.7 Fire Suppression Systems and Equipment ? General Requirements
    6.8 Fire Signaling Systems
    6.9 Unattended Plants
    Chapter 7 Identification and Protection of Hazards
    7.1 General
    7.2 Turbine-Generator Hydraulic Control and Lubricating Oil Systems
    7.3 Generator Pit and Windings
    7.4 Control, Computer, and Communication Rooms
    7.5 Cable Concentrations
    7.6 Cable Tunnels
    7.7 Transformers
    7.8 Indoor Oil-Filled Electrical Equipment
    7.9 Battery Rooms
    7.10 Switchgear and Relay Rooms
    7.11 Emergency Generators
    7.12 Air Compressors
    7.13 Hydraulic Systems for Gate and Valve Operators
    7.14 Fire Pumps
    7.15 Storage Rooms, Offices, and Shops
    7.16 Warehouses
    7.17 Auxiliary Heating
    7.18 Garages
    Chapter 8 Fire Protection for the Construction Site
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Administration
    8.3 Site Clearing, Excavation, and Tunneling
    8.4 Construction Warehouses, Shops, Offices, and Construction Camps
    8.5 Construction Site Laydown Areas
    8.6 Temporary Construction Materials
    8.7 Underground Mains, Hydrants, and Water Supplies
    8.8 Fire Suppression Systems and Equipment
    Chapter 9 Fire Risk Control Program
    9.1 General
    9.2 Management Policy and Direction
    9.3 Fire Risk Control Program
    9.4 Fire Protection Program
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Sample Fire Report
    Annex C Loss Experience
    Annex D Fire Protection Design Basis Document
    Annex E Informational References
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