NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

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2013 NFPA 10

2013 NFPA 10, Spanish
Prior Years Prior Editions of NFPA 10

Select, use, and maintain portable fire extinguishers that are appropriate to the hazard. Don't work without the latest edition of NFPA 10.

Portable fire extinguishers are a critical first line of defense against small fires. For the best protection, be sure to select, use, and maintain extinguishers using the latest requirements as presented in the 2013 NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Update your knowledge on important provisions that impact safety. Reference the 2013 edition for:

  • Reorganized and updated inspection and maintenance requirements
  • Expanded coverage of Class D extinguishers
  • Updated requirements for Halon extinguishers
  • Expanded explanations and examples for distribution of portable extinguishers (Annex E)

Stay up-to-date! NFPA 10 is your complete, all-in-one source for fire extinguisher guidance.

Whether you're a servicer, facility manager or owner, or can depend on this important Standard for current, comprehensive rules for the distribution, placement, maintenance, operation, and inspection of equipment -- as well as testing and recharging.

Order today and help extinguishers maintain their record of effectiveness in protecting people and property from fire. (Softbound, 68 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers 2013 Edition

NFPA® 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 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 Fire Extinguisher Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Listing and Labeling
4.2 Identification of Contents
4.3 Instruction Manual
4.4 Obsolete Fire Extinguishers
Chapter 5 Selection of Portable Fire Extinguishers
5.1 General Requirements
5.2 Classifications of Fires
5.3 Extinguisher Classification System
5.4 Classification of Hazards
5.5 Selection for Specific Hazards
5.6 Selection for Specific Locations
Chapter 6 Installation of Portable Fire Extinguishers
6.1 General
6.2 Installations for Class A Hazards
6.3 Installations for Class B Hazards
6.4 Installations for Class C Hazards
6.5 Installations for Class D Hazards
6.6 Installations for Class K Hazards
Chapter 7 Inspection, Maintenance, and Recharging
7.1 General
7.2 Inspection
7.3 Extinguisher Maintenance
7.4 Carbon Dioxide Hose Assembly Conductivity Test
7.5 Electronic Monitoring System Maintenance
7.6 Maintenance of Wheeled Extinguisher Hoses and Regulators
7.7 Extinguisher Recharging and Extinguishing Agents
7.8 Pressure Gauges
7.9 Prohibition on Uses of Extinguishers and Conversion of Fire Extinguisher Types
7.10 Maintenance and Recharge Service Collar
7.11 Weight Scales
Chapter 8 Hydrostatic Testing
8.1 General
8.2 Test Equipment
8.3 Frequency
8.4 Extinguisher Examination
8.5 Testing Procedures
8.6 Test Pressures
8.7 Recording of Hydrostatic Tests
8.8 Condemning Extinguishers
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Recommended Markings to Indicate Extinguisher Suitability According to Class of Fire
Annex C Fire Extinguisher Selection
Annex D Operation and Use
Annex E Distribution
Annex F Selection of Residential Fire-Extinguishing Equipment
Annex G Extinguisher Classification and Rating System
Annex H Conditions of Selection
Annex I Maintenance Procedures
Annex J Typical Specification of Equipment Capable of Producing Dry Air
Annex K Informational References

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Sample (NFPA 10, 2010)* Wheeled fire extinguishers shall be considered for hazard protection where fulfillment of the following requirementsis necessary: in areas in which a fire risk assessment has shown the following:

(4) (1) High hazard areas are present.

(5) (2) Limited available personnel Limited available personnel are present, thereby requiring an extinguisher that has the following features:

(1) (a) High agent flow rates

(2) (b) Increased agent stream range

(3) (c) Increased agent capacity