NFPA-2(16): Hydrogen Technologies Code

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NFPA-2(16): Hydrogen Technologies Code
Protect lives and property with the 2011 NFPA 2's comprehensive fire protection requirements for areas containing hydrogen.

The 2011 NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code is a brand new document that consolidates all the fire and life safety requirements applicable to generation, installation, storage, piping, use, and handling of hydrogen in compressed gas form or cryogenic liquid form into a single comprehensive resource.

It includes fundamental requirements for hydrogen in both gaseous and liquid phases and contains additional use-specific categories, such as:

  • Vehicle fueling facilities
  • Systems for fuel cell power and generation
  • Applications involving combustion processes and special atmospheres
  • Operations in the lab
Among the key topics that NFPA 2 would apply to are indoor fueling, hydrogen fueling stations, backup power, and electrolytic production of hydrogen. The most advanced commercial applications for hydrogen technologies are backup power using polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and forklifts. NFPA 2 will benefit enforcing officials when reviewing permits for occupancies storing, handling or using hydrogen or when inspecting existing facilities.

Annexes include a sample ordinance adopting NFPA 2, an example of Class C furnace operational and maintenance checklist, and supplementary information on explosion hazards and protection in laboratories. (Softbound, 197 pp., 2011)