NFPA 853: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems

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What is NFPA 853?
NFPA 853: Document Scope

1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall apply to the design, construction, and installation of stationary fuel cell power systems. 1.1.2 The scope of this document shall include the following: (1) A singular prepackaged, self-contained power system unit (2) Any combination of prepackaged, self-contained power system units (3) Power system units comprising two or more factory-matched modular components intended to be assembled in the field (4) Engineered and field-constructed power systems that employ fuel cells.

This standard provides fire prevention and fire protection requirements for safeguarding life and physical property associated with buildings or facilities that employ stationary fuel cell systems of all sizes. Official document scope
What does NFPA 853 address?
Criteria cover design, construction, and installation requirements, including general equipment configuration, siting and interconnections, fuel supplies and storage arrangements, ventilation and exhaust, and fire protection. Specific provisions for fuel cell power systems 50kW or less are also included.

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