NFPA 17

Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems

by Michael O'Brian on February 20, 2009

NFPA 17 Provides Details on Proper Inspection and Installation

Dry-chemical fire suppression systems can be utilized for the protection of paint spray booths to gas station canopies.  The systems range in size and capacity based on the hazard they are going to protect.

Dry-chemical fire suppression systems have multiple types which can be utilized in varying applications.  This may include a fixed system in a paint spray booth, a hand application in a processing area, or the protection of a stand alone hazardous materials room.  The basis for many designs can be found in NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems (2009 is the most current addition).  This standard includes minimum requirements for dry chemical fire-extinguishing systems that discharge dry chemical from fixed nozzles or hand hose lines by means of expellant gas.

Did you know you can view the NFPA standards for free?  Check out this link to the version of NFPA 17.

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