NFPA 12A: Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems

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NFPA 12A sets the new standard for Halon 1301 fire extinguishing system inspection, maintenance, and decommissioning.

A critical resource for facility managers and inspectors, NFPA 12A: Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems presents the most advanced rules for halogenated agent systems, so equipment will function as intended throughout its service life. NFPA 12A requirements cover system design, installation, testing, inspection, approval, listing, operation, maintenance, decommissioning, and removal.

Work with up-to-date criteria for safe, knowledgeable, and effective system care. Changes in this edition include:

  • Updated references to companion codes and standards
  • A new requirement that supports electronic storage of maintenance records

Numerous annexes provide valuable information on topics such as enclosure integrity procedure, hazards to personnel, storage containers, piping, system flow calculations, and approval of installations, along with other informational references.

Primarily present in commercial, industrial, institutional, marine, and military installations, Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems require proper care for safety and effectiveness. Facility managers, code enforcers, and inspectors of these systems need the latest edition of NFPA 12A. (Softbound, 57 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 12A Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Units
1.4 Use and Limitations
1.5 Safety
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Components
4.1 Halon 1301 Supply
4.2 Distribution
4.3 Detection, Actuation, Alarm, and Control Systems
Chapter 5 System Design
5.1 Specifications, Plans, and Approvals
5.2 System Flow Calculations
5.3 Enclosure
5.4 Design Concentration Requirements
5.5 Determination of Halon 1301 Quantity for Total Flooding Systems
5.6 Altitude Adjustments
5.7 Distribution System
5.8 Nozzle Choice and Location
Chapter 6 Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Training
6.1 Inspection and Tests
6.2 Container Test
6.3 Hose Test
6.4 Enclosure Inspection
6.5 Maintenance
6.6 Training
6.7 Approval of Installations
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Enclosure Integrity Procedure
Annex C Halogenated Extinguishing Agents
Annex D Hazards to Personnel
Annex E Storage Containers
Annex F Piping
Annex G System Flow Calculations
Annex H Nozzles
Annex I Fire Extinguishment
Annex J Surface Fires
Annex K Total Flooding Quantity
Annex L Approval of Installations
Annex M Informational References