Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
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What is NFPA 17?
This standard includes the minimum requirements to ensure that dry 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.
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What does NFPA 17 address?
Provisions apply to dry chemical fire-extinguishing systems that discharge dry chemical from fixed nozzles or hand hose lines by means of expellant gas. Coverage includes components, minimum system requirements, total flooding systems, local application systems, hand hose line systems, pre-engineered systems, plans and acceptance tests, inspection, maintenance, and recharging.
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