• There's still time to apply for the Industrial Fire Protection Section Fire Prevention Week Award!

    The 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme "Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out!" focused on the importance of escape planning and practicing two ways out. NFPA has been the Official Sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1...
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    created by liz.hyde
  • LP Cylander Protection from falling rocks

    In NFPA-58 3-2.4.1 (c)       it states: "Where physical damage to LP-Gas cylinder, or systems of which they are a part, from vehicles is a possibility, precautions shall be taken against such damage." ....
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  • How should energy storage systems be protected from fire?

      With the present growth of the energy storage industry, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is actively engaged in a number of diverse initiatives including standards development, training, and res...
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  • Preparing Propane Companies for a Natural Disaster

    First and foremost, I sincerely hope for the best for all of those affected by Hurricane Matthew.   I was contacted by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA, www.npga.com ) yesterday with a request to share...
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  • What's New with Fire Brigades and NFPA 600?

    Did you miss the presentation on NFPA 600 and Fire Brigades at NFPA's conference in June this year?  It was a lively event with lots of discussion. If so, no worries!  You can view the attached presentatio...
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  • What's new with combustible dusts?

    In case you missed it - NFPA 652 has been issued by the Standards Council during its meeting in August.  The new standard on fundamentals of combustible dusts can be viewed as a read-only, free access document by...
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  • Public comments sought on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment  (TIA) for NFPA 85, Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code, is being published for public review and comment: NFPA 85, proposed TIA No. 1194, 2015 edition, ...
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  • Upcoming First Draft Activity for NFPA industrial and haz/chem documents

    Back from Chicago, 2015 C&E wrapped up, Technical Meeting completed, and looking at the schedule ahead, I see that the Public Input closing date for Annual 2017 is less than 2 weeks away (and in case you have been...
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  • Action on NFPA 652, Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts

    During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 652, Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts:   •    652-1 Motion to Accept Public Commen...
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  • Action on NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials

    During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application using Flammable or Combustible Materials:   33-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment ...
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  • Combustible Dust Presentations

    Looking forward to Session T16 this morning, Inspecting Facilities for Combustible Dust Hazards, in S404d.  It will be a good follow-up to the presentation yesterday on NFPA's Combustible Dust Standards.  Wi...
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  • NFPA Annual Technical Meeting - Members to hear two motions on NFPA 652

    At the NFPA Annual Technical Meeting (Tech Session), Thursday, June 25th beginning at 8:00 am in the S100 Ballroom, NFPA members will hear the discussion of two Certified Amending Motions (CAM) submitted for NFPA 652....
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  • Fire Safety in Educational Laboratories

    The 2015 edition of NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals, includes a new chapter on educational and instructional laboratories. There have been many incidents involving laboratory demo...
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  • CSST and National Fuel Gas Code open for Input

    During the last revision cycle, the Technical Committee for the National Fuel Gas Code made several revisions to the requirements for CSST bonding in Chapter 7 of NFPA 54. These were based off of a study done by the G...
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  • Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres: New Edition

    NFPA 53, Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment, and Systems used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres, is a Fall 2015 document and the committee is currently being balloted on the Second Draft. One of the revisions i...
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  • NFPA's New Combustible Dust  Standard - NFPA 652

    On Monday, Session M47, starting at 11:00 am in S404bc, I will be presenting about NFPA's new combustible dust standard, NFPA 652.  Join me as I discuss the development of this new standard and overview the conte...
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  • NFPA 1123 Code for Fireworks Display Open for Public Input

    Just in time for the 4th of July, NFPA's Code for Fireworks Display is open for public input.   Anyone interested in suggesting a change to the code can submit a public input at www.nfpa.org/1123.  ...
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  • 2016 Editions of NFPA 2 and NFPA 55

    The 2016 editions of NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code and NFPA 55, Compressed Gases and Cyrogenic Fluids Code, will be issued this month.  NFPA 2 relies heavily on NFPA 55 for material on the safe storage and u...
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  • Hydrogen Separation Distances Task Group

    The Hydrogen and Industrial Medical Gases (NFPA 2 and NFPA 55) technical committees have formed a joint task group to look at separation distances for liquid and gaseous hydrogen.  Hydrogen fueling stations for f...
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  • NFPA 59A - Production, Storage and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas

    The committee on Liquefied Natural Gas recently completed the Second Draft stage in the document revision cycle, with potential publication in Fall 2015.   Check out all the changes at the doc info page: www.nfp...
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