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NFPA 3: Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems 2018

NFPA 3: Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems 2018

Only guide to have a complete commissioning program for fire protection and life safety systems

Price: $73.95
Product Code: NFPA 3-18
Year: 2018
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: NFPA


The NFPA 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, 2018 Edition is the only guide to have a complete commissioning program for fire protection and life safety systems. These systems can save lives so it’s incredibly important to keep them up-to-date and current with the newest regulations and changes.

This manual works hand-in-hand with NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing. The NFPA 3 covers everything from a building’s life cycle to forms and reports for baseline documentation. Its adaptable over several different protection systems like fire alarms, emergency communication and smoke control.

There have been several different updates applied to this 2018 edition that have changed some of the recommended standards to mandatory standards. If you don’t update your code to the 2018 you stay with these standards being recommendations instead of requirements. Grab your copy and update your codes today!

Table of Contents

  1. Administration
    1. Scope
    2. Purpose
    3. Application
    4. New Technology
  2. Referenced Publications
    1. General
    2. NFPA Publications
    3. Other Publications
    4. References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
  3. Definitions
    1. General
    2. NFPA Official Definitions
    3. General Definitions
  4. General
    1. Goals
    2. Objectives
    3. Qualifications
    4. Commissioning Record
  5. Commissioning
    1. General
    2. Planning Phase
    3. Design Phase
    4. Construction Phase
    5. Occupancy Phase
  6. Commissioning of Existing Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
    1. General
    2. Re-commissioning
    3. Retro-commissioning

Annex A Explanatory Material

Annex B Qualifications of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Commissioning Team Personnel

Annex C Responsibilities for Members of the Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Commissioning Team

Annex D Sample Basis of Design Narrative Report

Annex E Sample Commissioning Documentation

Annex F Informational References