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NFPA 18: Standard on Wetting Agents
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NFPA 18: Standard on Wetting Agents, 2011 Edition
Item #: NFPA_18

What is NFPA 18?
NFPA 18: Document Scope
1-1.1 Scope. This standard is limited to qualification tests, methods of evaluation, general rules for application, and limitations for use of wetting agents as related to fire control and extinguishment. 1-1.1.1 The method whereby the wetting agent is added to water is not herein specifically set forth. The solution can be premixed in tanks or can result from bringing the wetting agent into contact with water by any suitable proportioning device, providing, however, said device shall be approved in accordance with applicable standards.

This standard provides requirements for the performance and use of wetting agents as related to fire control and extinguishment. It is intended for the guidance of the fire services, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ’s), and others concerned with judging the acceptability and use of any wetting agent offered for such a purpose.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 18 address?

Criteria apply to uses and limitations; requirements and test methods for wetting agent concentrates and solutions; Class A and Class B fire extinguishment tests; wetting agent supply; packaging and labeling; and inspection, testing, and maintenance of fixed systems.

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