NFPA 555: Guide on Methods for Evaluating Potential for Room Flashover
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What is NFPA 555?
NFPA 555: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This guide addresses methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room. The methods addressed by this guide include prevention of ignition; installation of automatic fire suppression systems; control of ventilation factors; and limitation of the heat release rate of individual and grouped room contents, furnishings, and interior finish. 1.1.2 The accuracy, precision, and relevance of this guide are a function of the accuracy, precision, and relevance of the data from the test methods and calculations used. The principles and concepts presented are among the most reliable available. The use of these techniques can help to minimize the probability of flashover or delay its occurrence, but might not prevent it.
This guide specifies methods for evaluating the potential for room flashover from fire involving the contents, furnishings, and interior finish of a room to help individuals or organizations attempting to implement methods to prevent the occurrence of flashover or, at least, to decrease its probability. Official document scope
What does NFPA 555 address?
Methods covered include prevention of ignition; installation of automatic fire suppression systems; control of ventilation factors; and limitation of the heat release rate of individual and grouped room contents, furnishings, and interior finish. Table of Contents

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