NFPA 3: Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Current Edition: 2015 Next Edition: 2018

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What is NFPA 3?
NFPA 3: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. This recommended practice provides the recommended procedures, methods, and documentation for commissioning and integrated testing of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems and their interconnections with other building systems.

Developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), NFPA 3 outlines the commissioning process and integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems, to ensure systems perform in conformity with the design intent.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 3 address?

This recommended practice covers procedures, methods, and documentation, giving stakeholders a reliable way to verify that active and passive safety systems are optimized to function as intended. It also defines a commissioning team and spells out qualifications for team members.

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