NFPA 17A: Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
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What is NFPA 17A?
NFPA 17A: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. The provisions of this standard apply to the design, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of pre-engineered wet chemical fire extinguishing systems that discharge wet chemical from fixed nozzles and piping by means of expellant gas. It contains only the essential requirements and recommendations needed to make the standard workable in the hands of those skilled in this field.
This standard includes the minimum requirements to ensure that pre-engineered wet chemical fire extinguishing systems will function as intended throughout their life to protect life and property from fire. It is intended for the use and guidance of those who purchase, design, install, test, inspect, approve, list, operate, or maintain such equipment. Official document scope
What does NFPA 17A address?
Provisions apply to pre-engineered wet chemical fire extinguishing systems that discharge wet chemical from fixed nozzles and piping by means of expellant gas. Requirements are specified for restaurant, commercial, and institutional hoods, plenums, ducts, and associated cooking appliances. Coverage includes components, system requirements, plans and acceptance tests, inspection, maintenance, and recharging. Table of Contents

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