The 2016 edition of NFPA 11 Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam will be presented for action during the 2015 NFPA Technical Meeting, which will take place during the Conference and Expo in Chicago on June 22-25. In total, fifteen amending motions have been certified for this document.
If pursued, amending motions 11-1 through 11-14 will seek to accept public comments related to self-expanding foam systems, which are not currently addressed by NFPA 11. If the motions pass, the scope of the standard will be expanded to incorporate requirements for this new technology.
If pursued, amending motion 11-15 will seek to reject a second revision that limits the use of unprotected carbon steel pipe to wet pipe systems that are filled with foam solution or water (Second Revision No. 12). If the motion passes, the standard will return to the First Draft text, which permitted unprotected carbon steel pipe to be used for any system having outlets that are closed to the atmosphere.
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