NFPA 204: Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting
Current Edition: 2012 Next Edition: 2015

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What is NFPA 204?
NFPA 204: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard shall apply to the design of venting systems for the emergency venting of products of combustion from fires in buildings. The provisions of Chapters 4 through 10 shall apply to the design of venting systems for the emergency venting of products of combustion from fires in nonsprinklered, single-story buildings using both hand calculations and computer-based solution methods as provided in Chapter 9. Chapter 11 shall apply to venting in sprinklered buildings.
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. Table of Contents

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