2021 NFPA 99B Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Minimize the risk of fire and other dangers relating to the use of hypobaric systems with the new edition of NFPA 99B.

    Initially created in response to the rise in use of hypobaric therapy in health care facilities and hypobaric chambers for space and air flight, NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities, addresses the specific hazards inherent to these oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

    The standard offers provisions for facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance to safeguard against fire, explosive, implosive, and electrical dangers. Additional Annexes provide everything from information on the nature of hazards and emergency response procedures to a helpful pressure table you can utilize in your work.

    The 2021 edition is a must-have for manufacturers or anyone who owns, operates, or oversees facilities with hypobaric equipment.

    NFPA 99B applies to all hypobaric facilities in which humans will be occupants or are intended to be occupants of the hypobaric chamber. This edition is revised to account for the latest industry knowledge and practices.

    Changes to the standard include: 

    • Edited language on chamber construction to coordinate with NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
    • A new requirement that electrical equipment installed in hypobaric chambers must now be listed to comply with the materials for plenums 
    • Updated references to the current editions of codes, standards, and other publications

    Get the essential information you need to help safeguard hypobaric facilities.

    Architects, designers, facility staff, safety directors, and maintenance professionals reference NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities, for critical building and life safety criteria. Help keep your facility in compliance by ordering your copy of the 2021 edition. (Print, 32 pp., 2021)

  • Table of Content (2021 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 99B Standard for Hypobaric Facilities, 2021 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    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 Construction and Equipment
    4.1 Housing for Hypobaric Facilities.
    4.2 Fabrication of the Hypobaric Chamber.
    4.3 Illumination.
    4.4 Ventilation.
    4.5 Fire Detection and Extinguishing Requirements for Class E Hypobaric Facilities.
    4.6 Fire Detection and Extinguishing Requirements for Class D Chambers.
    4.7 Electrical Systems.
    4.8 Intercommunications and Monitoring Equipment.
    Chapter 5 Administration and Maintenance
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Equipment.
    5.3 Handling of Gases.
    5.4 Maintenance.
    5.5 Electrical Safeguards.
    5.6 Electrostatic Safeguards.
    5.7 Fire Protection Equipment.
    5.8 Housekeeping.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Nature of Hazards
    Annex C Fire Response Procedures
    Annex D Pressure Table
    Annex E Informational References
  • 2018 Description

    Hazards in hypobaric facilities pose major fire safety concerns. Mitigate the risks with the 2018 edition of NFPA 99B.

    The presence of oxygen-enriched atmospheres poses specialized risks, and NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities presents important requirements intended to protect against fire, electrical, explosive, and implosive hazards. The Standard also provides criteria for facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

    Use the latest best practice for architects, designers, facility staff, maintenance professionals, and safety directors. This edition:

    • Includes updated referenced standards to the most current editions available 
    • Presents revised language throughout to better align with NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, specifically concerning interior paint/coating and flooring for Class D and E chambers and changing the wording "flame resistant (hypobaric)" to "limited-combustible (material)"

    NFPA 99B is essential for manufacturers and anyone who owns or operates hypobaric facilities.

    In addition to enforceable requirements, the Standard's Annexes provide detailed information about hazards and the fire response procedure, and also include a useful pressure table. (Print, 32 pp., 2018) 

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  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Hazards in hypobaric facilities pose major fire safety concerns. Mitigate the risks with the 2015 NFPA 99B.

    The presence of oxygen-enriched atmospheres pose specialized risks, and NFPA 99B: Standard for Hypobaric Facilities presents important requirements intended to protect against fire, electrical, explosive, and implosive hazards. The Standard also provides criteria for facility design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

    Use the latest best practice for architects, designers, facility staff, maintenance professionals, and safety directors.

    Reference the 2015 NFPA 99B for the latest preferred definitions, and updated references to the 2015 NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. NFPA 99B's Chapter 5, Administration and Maintenance, provides requirements for the precautions and procedures to safely continue operation throughout the ongoing use of a hypobaric chamber or facility.

    The Standard's Annexes provide detailed information about hazards and the fire response procedure, and also includes a useful pressure table. It's essential for manufacturers and anyone who owns or operates hypobaric facilities. (Softbound, 23 pp., 2015)

     

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