What NFPA 850?

What NFPA 850?

NFPA 850 is the fire protection recommendations for electric generating plants and high voltage direct current converter stations. We have written about NFPA 850 several times in its connection to gas-fired power plants, coal-fired power plants, and bio-diesel plants.

What class fire is magnesium?

Class D fires
Class D fires only involving combustible metals – magnesium, sodium (spills and in depth), potassium, sodium-potassium alloys uranium, and powdered aluminum.

What NFPA 12?

This standard contains requirements for carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems to help ensure that such equipment will function as intended throughout its life. It is intended for those who purchase, design, install, test, inspect, approve, list, operate, or maintain these systems.

What happens when you put water on a magnesium fire?

When magnesium interacts with water, it will form a hydrogen gas that ignites violently due to the excessive heat and oxygen supply. When it reacts, it will burn hot enough to decrease the water molecule, which turns to a Hydrogen Gas.