2012 NFPA 90A Standard
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    Follow the industry-approved HVAC standard of care, the 2012 NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems.

    Vital to fire and life safety, the 2012 edition of NFPA 90A addresses every aspect of the construction, operation, and maintenance of air conditioning and ventilating systems, including filters, ducts, and related equipment. Staying up-to-code is essential to protect life and property from fire, smoke, and gases resulting from fire or conditions having manifestations similar to fire.

    Maximize safety by updating to the 2012 edition. Major changes include:

    • An important new requirement for "fire/smoke dampers" into and out of shafts, to help restrict the spread of smoke
    • New definition for "Continued Progressive Combustion"
    • Revisions related to referenced ASTM, Gypsum Association, and UL standards

    AHJs, architects, contractors, and mechanical and fire protection engineers all need the latest edition of NFPA 90A to ensure adequate fire protection in today's buildings. (Print, 24 pp., 2012)

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