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NFPA 204 - Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard shall apply to the design of venting systems for the emergency venting of products of combustion from fires in buildings. The provisions of Chapters 4 through 10 shall apply to the design of venting systems for the emergency venting of products of combustion from...
NFPA 211 - Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances
1.1 Scope. This edition of NFPA 211 contains provisions for chimneys, fireplaces, venting systems, and solid fuel–burning appliances, including their installation. The standard applies to residential as well as commercial and industrial installations.
NFPA 214 - Standard on Water-Cooling Towers
1.1.1* This standard applies to fire protection for field-erected and factory-assembled water-cooling towers of combustible construction or those in which the fill is of combustible material. 1.1.2* Fire Risk Analysis. The following are some of the factors that shall be considered in determining...
NFPA 220 - Standard on Types of Building Construction
1.1* Scope. This standard defines types of building construction based on the combustibility and the fire resistance rating of a building’s structural elements. Fire walls, nonbearing exterior walls, nonbearing interior partitions, fire barrier walls, shaft enclosures, and openings in walls,...
NFPA 221 - Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls
1.1 Scope. This standard specifies requirements for the design and construction of high challenge fire walls, fire walls, and fire barrier walls including protection of openings and penetrations.
NFPA 225 - Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard
1.1* Scope. This model standard shall cover the installation of manufactured homes wherever sited in the United States and its territories. The manufacturer’s installation instructions shall apply under either of the following conditions: (1) To items not covered by this standard (2) Where...
NFPA 232 - Standard for the Protection of Records
1.1* Scope. 1.1.1 This standard provides requirements for records protection equipment and facilities and records-handling techniques that provide protection of records in a variety of media forms from the hazards of fire. 1.1.2 This standard does not consider forcible entry. 1.1.3 This standard...
NFPA 241 - Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations
1.1* Scope. This standard shall apply to structures in the course of construction, alteration, or demolition, including those in underground locations. A.1.1 General requirements applying to construction and demolition are contained in Chapter 1 and Chapters 3 through 7; specific requirements for...
NFPA 251 - Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Resistance of Building Construction and Materials
1-1.1 These methods of fire tests apply to assemblies of masonry units and to composite assemblies of structural materials for buildings, including bearing and other walls and partitions, columns, girders, beams, slabs, and composite slab and beam assemblies for floors and roofs. They also shall...
NFPA 252 - Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
1.1 Scope. This standard prescribes standardized fire and hose stream test procedures that apply to fire door assemblies intended to be used to retard the spread of fire through door openings in fire-resistive walls.
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