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Support for achieving compliance with NFPA codes and standards

Virtually every building, process, service, design, and installation is affected by the codes and standards issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Given this broad reach, industries and businesses of all shapes, sizes and sorts are faced with questions of compliance.

We partner with our clients in achieving NFPA compliance by offering a wide range of consulting, laboratory testing, and training services related to NFPA codes and standards governing flammable liquids and combustible dusts.

Our passion for safety and scientific approach make us a natural partner in your company’s quest for compliance with codes, standards, and industry best practices. We employ experts well-versed in process safety broadly and NFPA requirements specifically. In combination with our commitment to empowering others by sharing our knowledge and promoting self-sufficiency, we provide consulting and training on NFPA compliance with heart.

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The NFPA’s standards and guidelines promote safety around flammable liquids. Our consultants can help you understand NFPA requirements regarding any of the following regulations:

NFPA #NFPA Codes & Standards for Flammable Liquids
NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
NFPA 33 Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials
NFPA 34 Standard for Dipping and Coating Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids
NFPA 35 Standard for the Manufacture of Organic Coatings
NFPA 36 Standard for Solvent Extraction Plants
NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals
NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
NFPA 77 Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
NFPA 91 Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
NFPA 497 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
NFPA 704 Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response


There are several NFPA codes and standards that pertain to combustible dust, but it is the intent to have standards address consistently across industries and materials. Our process safety specialists have broad experience in conveying materials in all of these categories.

NFPA #NFPA Codes & Standards for Combustible Powders
NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code
NFPA 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 68 Guide for Venting of Deflagrations
NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
NFPA 77 Recommended Practice on Static Electricity
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 499 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 655 Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
NFPA 664 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities

There are several NFPA codes and standards that pertain to fire/flammability testing, but it is the intent to have standards address consistently across industries and materials. Our process safety specialists have broad experience in conveying materials in all of these categories.

NFPA Standard Test Description Type(s) of Material(s)
NFPA 253 Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source Building & Fire Code Testing
NFPA 255 Standard Method of Test of Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials Building & Fire Code Testing
NFPA 258 Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials Building & Fire Code Testing
NFPA 260 Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture Upholstery, Upholstered Furniture, Contract Fabrics
NFPA 261 Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes Upholstery, Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 265 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls Building & Fire Code Testing, Contract Fabrics
NFPA 266 Standard Method of Test for Fire Characteristics of Upholstered Furniture Exposed to Flaming Ignition Source Upholstery, Upholstered Furniture
NFPA 267 Standard Method of Test for Fire Characteristics of Mattresses and Bedding Assemblies Exposed to Flaming Ignition Source Mattresses - Pads, Ticking
NFPA 286 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth Building & Fire Code Testing, Contract Fabrics
NFPA 701 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films Upholstery, Upholstered Furniture, Mattresses - Pads, Ticking, Contract Fabrics, Cubicle Curtains, Draperies
NFPA 705 Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films Draperies

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