NFPA 423: Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities
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What is NFPA 423?
NFPA 423: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard establishes the minimum fire safety practices regarding location, construction, services, utilities, fire protection, operation, and maintenance of aircraft engine test facilities. 1.1.2 These facilities include test cells and test stands. 1.1.3 This standard does not apply to engines and engine accessories or to engine test facilities where fuels other than hydrocarbon fuels are used.

This standard establishes fire safety practices regarding location, construction, services, utilities, fire protection, operation, and maintenance of aircraft engine test facilities, including test cells and test stands. Official document scope
What does NFPA 423 address?
Construction guidance includes criteria relating to materials, below-grade limitations, and explosion hazard analysis. Service and utilities provisions cover such topics as drainage systems, electrical requirements, heating and cooling, ventilation, compressed air, and hydraulic fluids. Additional chapters address fire protection requirements, fixed fire protection systems, and employee organization for fire safety.

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