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
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
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.