NFPA 100 is the Standard for Emergency Power and Standby Systems for certain business types, as laid out by the National Fire Protection Association.
What Is the NFPA? What Is the Purpose of NFPA 110? How Can My Company Comply with Regulations?
The national standards of practice for certain Commercial Standby Power Systems laid out by the NFPA is intended to ensure the protection of lives and property in the case of a power
grid failure. The 2019 Edition of NFPA 110 is an 8-chapter, comprehensive set of compliance codes that are aimed to prevent the loss of life and property at sensitive commercial
facilities due to power grid failure. Every day more than half a million people are affected by a power outage. The U.S. Federal Government believes that statistic should not include
those who are involved at your facility, which is why this advanced emergency power system regulation was implemented. In essence, NFPA 110 maps out the best possible way to prevent
the disruption of important electricity loads that your facility needs to maintain in order to sustain life and prevent severe injuries from power failure. If all this seems
overwhelming, you can rest assured, knowing that you have the #1 Emergency Power System Compliance advocate on your side: Anderson Power Services!
What are the 8 chapters of NFPA 110 about?
Chapter 1 - Framework for applying standard 110
Chapter 2 - Publications that are referenced inside 110
Chapter 3 - Official definitions and other more general terms
Chapter 4 - Fire Suppression Systems & Facility Types
Chapter 5 - Fuel Storage & Generator Rating Information
Chapter 6 - Installation and Function of Transfer Switches
Chapter 7 - Requirements for Generator Installation
Chapter 8 - Maintenance & Testing Protocols for your Generator
Is My Business Held Accountable to NFPA 110 Compliance? Are These Regulations for My Company?
The National Fire Protection Association considers all businesses accountable to 110 compliance that are officially designated as “Mission Critical” businesses. Generally speaking,
this means that the business or organization must keep its most vital systems intact in the advent of a power outage or power grid failure. This is performed through rigorous
installation, regulatory maintenance, and total code compliance of that particular business’s Emergency Backup Power Systems. Therefore, facilities such as hospitals, laboratories,
higher education research labs, surgical centers, data centers, financial data centers, orthodontist facilities, plastic surgery clinics, outpatient surgery centers, and other such
facilities are liable to comply with NFPA 110. If you own or operate one of these types of businesses, or if you aren’t quite sure if your business is intended to comply with standard
110, please call or contact the professionals from Anderson Power Services. We can help you at any point in your Emergency System Code Compliance process.