Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage S



Stay up to date on the latest requirements and meet the challenges of helping to safeguard the installation of modern energy storage systems (ESS) and lithium battery storage with the 2023 edition of NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems.

The use of ESS is rapidly multiplying around the world. While these high-energy, small-footprint systems provide clean, low-cost, long-duration sources of energy, they also present significant life safety hazards. NFPA 855 addresses the dangers of toxic and flammable gases, stranded energy, and increased fire intensity associated with them.

A vital resource for all stakeholders with interests in ESS technologies, NFPA 855 provides insight into mitigating risks and helping to ensure all installations are performed appropriately, taking into account vital life safety considerations.

Give first responders and those who design, build, maintain, and inspect facilities the information they need to prepare for ESS safety. The standard offers comprehensive criteria for the fire protection of ESS installations based on the technology used in ESS, the setting where the technology is being installed, the size and separation of ESS installations, and the fire suppression and control systems in place.

The 2023 edition NFPA 855 includes the following updates:

  • Requirements for fire detection and suppression, explosion control, exhaust ventilation, gas detection, and thermal runaway have been added or revised.
  • Requirements from Chapters 4 and 10 specific to electrochemical ESS have been consolidated and reorganized in Chapter 9.
  • Chapter 13 has been added to address flywheel ESS.
  • Information has been added in Annex B to provide guidance on the hazards associated with additional battery types.
  • Annex G has been added as a guide for suppression and safety of lithium-ion battery ESS.

NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems, is essential for designers, engineers, builders, manufacturers, enforcers, responders, and policymakers who play a role in public safety. Purchase this critical standard to access cutting-edge requirements for the installation of ESS.

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