NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems

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2015 NFPA 12
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 12

The 2015 NFPA 12 provides the latest in carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems for safe and efficient design, installation, and maintenance.

Up-to-date with code references and new information in NFPA 3 on commissioning, the 2015 NFPA 12: Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems presents today's consensus-based rules for the installation and maintenance of CO2 extinguishing systems. Coverage in NFPA 12 addresses total flooding systems, local application systems, hand hose line systems, standpipe systems, and mobile supplies for the full range of systems used for industrial and marine fire protection.

NFPA 12 is essential for fire protection designers and installers, engineers, facility managers, and inspectors:

  • A new system acceptance test report complies with NFPA 3: Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, so building owners and their representatives responsible for commissioning will be prepared
  • Other changes reflect updated referenced codes and standards

Recent updates make this edition of the Standard important for anyone whose job involves carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system purchasing, design, installation, testing, inspection, approval, listing, operation, or maintenance. (Softbound, 59 pp., 2015)

NFPA® 12 Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Retroactivity
1.4 Units
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
3.4 Special Definitions
Chapter 4 General Information
4.1 Restrictions for Normally Occupied Enclosures
4.2 Carbon Dioxide Use and Limitations
4.3 Personnel Safety
4.4 Specifications, Plans, and Approvals
4.5 Detection, Actuation, and Control
4.6 Carbon Dioxide Supply
4.7 Distribution Systems
4.8 Inspection, Maintenance, and Instruction
Chapter 5 Total Flooding Systems
5.1 General Information
5.2 Hazard Specifications
5.3 Carbon Dioxide Requirements for Surface Fires
5.4 Carbon Dioxide Requirements for Deep-Seated Fires
5.5 Distribution System
5.6 Venting Consideration
Chapter 6 Local Application Systems
6.1 General Information
6.2 Hazard Specifications
6.3 Carbon Dioxide Requirements
6.4 Rate-by-Area Method
6.5 Rate-by-Volume Method
6.6 Distribution System
Chapter 7 Hand Hose Line Systems
7.1 General Information
7.2 Hazard Specifications
7.3 Location and Spacing
7.4 Carbon Dioxide Requirements
7.5 Equipment Specifications
7.6 Training
Chapter 8 Standpipe Systems and Mobile Supply
8.1 General Information
8.2 Hazard Specifications
8.3 Standpipe Requirements
8.4 Mobile Supply Requirements
8.5 Training
Chapter 9 Marine Systems
9.1 Special Definitions
9.2 General
9.3 System Requirements
9.4 Inspection and Maintenance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Examples of Hazard Protection
Annex C Pipe and Orifice Size Determination
Annex D Total Flooding Systems
Annex E Surface Fires
Annex F Local Application Carbon Dioxide Systems
Annex G General Information on Carbon Dioxide
Annex H Informational References