The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 204?
This standard establishes guidelines for the design of venting systems for the emergency venting of products of combustion from fires in buildings. Both manual and computer-modeled solution methods are incorporated to help designers meet selected performance objectives related to a specific building and a specific set of circumstances.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 204 address?
Requirements cover design fundamentals, vents, air inlets, draft curtains, the design fire, sizing vents, mechanical smoke exhaust systems, inspection and maintenance, and design documentation. A separate chapter of venting in sprinklered building is also included.