Wrycan and DeltaXML automate Redline product generation for NFPA

Page-perfect Redline editions at the push of a button

2 min readOct 14, 2018


NFPA produces over 300 codes and standards documents devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.


When a new edition of an NFPA code or standard is released, NFPA produces a Redlined edition of each code highlighting the content that has changed from the last edition to the new current edition. Creating the Redline edition is very labor intensive and can take up to 70 hours of manual labor for codes that can sometimes be more than 1000 pages.


Wrycan delivered a system that integrated DeltaXML’s XML Compare and our ContentBase platform. The resulting solution allows NFPA to manage all of their content in a single repository, automating comparisons in a product-agnostic form.


  • Reduced the time to create each new Redline edition from 70 hours to less than 1 hour.
  • Print PDFs for Redline edition maintain pagination of the original NFPA code editions.
  • A total labor saving across 300 different docs of over 2500 hours.
  • New Redline products being planning.

Read the full case study here.

About the Wrycan, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Wrycan is a Content Engineering company that helps content production and product development work together successfully. Wrycan, Inc. delivers Content Engineering services and technology to publishers and content producers to bridge the gap between content production and digital delivery. Companies building web and mobile platforms leverage ContentBase, our turn-key Content Engineering platform to deliver content to their customers successfully.

Wrycan is headquartered in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For direct inquiries: inquire@wrycan.com or visit http://www.wrycan.com/home/contact

About DeltaXML

Since 2001, DeltaXML has provided reliable and effective XML Comparison and Merge tools which have transformed the way companies have found and processed differences between XML files. Understanding the essential role software plays in many organisations, we believe we have a serious responsibility to deliver high-quality software and support.

DeltaXML is headquartered in England.

About NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. NFPA membership totals more than 50,000 individuals around the world.

NFPA is headquartered in Quincy, MA.