NFPA 850: Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Electric Generating Plants and High Voltage Direct Current Converter Stations
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What is NFPA 850?
NFPA 850: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. This document provides recommendations for fire prevention and fire protection for electric generating plants and high voltage direct current converter stations, except as follows: Nuclear power plants are addressed in NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants; hydroelectric plants are addressed in NFPA851, Recommended Practice for Fire Protection for Hydroelectric Generating Plants; and fuel cells are addressed in NFPA 853, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems.

This recommended practice outlines fire safety recommendations for gas, oil, coal, and alternative fuel electric generating plants, including high voltage direct current converter stations and combustion turbine units used for electric generation.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 850 address?

Fire prevention and fire protection recommendations advance the safety of construction and operating personnel, physical integrity of plant components, and the continuity of plant operations. Specific criteria provided include combustion turbines and internal combustion engines, alternative fuels, wind turbine generating facilities, solar thermal power generation, and geothermal power plants.

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