NFPA 214: Standard on Water-Cooling Towers 2021 edition


Help protect people and property with the latest requirements from NFPA 214, Standard on Water-Cooling Towers.

Water-cooling towers are essential for fire protection. NFPA 214 presents the updated requirements for fire protection for field-erected and factory-assembled water-cooling towers of combustible construction, or those in which the fill is of combustible material.

NFPA 214 helps experts determine the type and amount of fire protection needed by taking into account the following factors:

  • Continuity of operation
  • Size and construction of tower
  • Type of tower
  • Location of tower
  • Water supply
  • Climate

Designers, installers, inspectors, and maintenance personnel utilize NFPA 214 for fire protection. Code officials depend on this standard for inspection, and facilities managers reference its maintenance chapter to help ensure proper care.(Print, 32 pp., 2021)

References throughout the standard were updated for the 2021 edition to reflect the most current safety documents concerning water-cooling towers, which include the SFPE Engineering Guide for Fire Risk Assessment and the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering.

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SpecificationsNFPA, 2021
8 1/2" x 11" softcover
23 pages
ISBN: 9781455927401