2015 NFPA 90A Digital Handbook - Current Edition
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    Author: Allan Fraser

    The 2015 NFPA 90A Digital Handbook explains today's HVAC standard of care through expert commentary and full-color art.

    Install HVAC systems for better fire safety with guidance on every aspect of their construction, operation, and maintenance -- and including filters, ducts, and related equipment. The digital NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems Digital Handbook spells out essential protection for operators, equipment, facilities, and work-in-progress. Helpful commentary explains the "whys" behind the rules that contractors and installers need to understand.

    The NFPA 90A Digital Handbook includes the full text of the Standard, explanations, and full-color imagery.

    • Gain electronic access to the complete 2015 NFPA 90A text, with requirements used to prevent the migration of smoke and reduce the potential for fire in forced air systems in buildings that are over 25,000 cubic feet or Types III, IV, and V construction over three stories in height.
    • Hyperlinked icons take you to expert commentary on requirements -- including answers about wiring and extra information about smoke control -- to help you avoid oversights. Commentary is written by experts with an in-depth knowledge of NFPA 90A.
    • Link to exclusive full-color images, tables, figures, and diagrams not in the Standard.
    • Get the big picture with a dedicated Table of Contents for sections with commentary.
    • Find new chapter introductions only in the Handbook.
    • Save time with instant searches and interactive functionality.

    Help ensure adequate fire protection with background on NFPA 90A's intent and a view of new HVAC technology.

    The 2015 NFPA 90A Diigital Handbook is essential for AHJs, architects, contractors, installers, and mechanical and fire protection engineers who need the latest requirements, background, and explanations. (Digital Handbook, Approx. 50 pp., 2015)


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  • Also in NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems