NFPA-853-2015: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems


Know you've done your job to safeguard life and property in buildings that use stationary fuel cells with the 2015 NFPA 853.

Architects, fire protection engineers, and owners and managers of buildings or facilities that employ stationary fuel cell systems need to follow the latest NFPA 853: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems. The Standard includes design, construction, and installation requirements for fire prevention and fire protection for stationary fuel cell power systems of all sizes.

The 2015 edition has up-to-date guidelines for:

  • General equipment configuration
  • Siting and interconnections
  • Fuel supplies and storage arrangements
  • Ventilation and exhaust
  • Fire protection
  • Fuel cell power systems 50 kW or less

This edition of NFPA 853 is updated to assist with application and enforcement. Changes include new definitions along with clarification of ventilation air and its application -- with requirements subdivided into categories for circulation air, dilution air, and primary air. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2015)