NFPA 1965: Standard for Fire Hose Appliances

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Apply NFPA 1965 to help ensure the usefulness and safety of appliances connected to fire hose.

If hose-connected appliances fail or don't work properly, the results can be catastrophic. Reduce the risks through compliance with NFPA 1965: Standard for Fire Hose Appliances, featuring basic performance and operational requirements that all hose connected appliances must meet in an effort to improve the usefulness and safety of appliances connected to hose lines.

NFPA 1965 presents requirements for fire hose appliances up to and including 150 mm (6 in.) nominal dimension designed for connection to fire hose, fire apparatus, and fire hydrants and intended for general fire service use in controlling or conveying water. Provisions address operational design requirements for all fire hose appliances; construction materials; the full range of test methods; and compliance testing -- including certification, sample selection, test results, and design changes.

Updates in the 2014 edition:

  • New Section 4.8, drawn from NFPA 1963: Standard for Fire Hose Connections, relates to connections for large-stream devices to provide more comprehensive information for the field
  • Clarified terms and other changes promote consistency with NFPA® documents such as NFPA 1964: Standard for Spray Nozzles, along with ASTM standards

Together with NFPA documents that address the fire hose, couplings and connections, and nozzles, NFPA 1965 contributes to a set of standards that are designed to provide consistent requirements for the whole fire hose system. (Softbound, 14 pp., 2014)

NFPA 1965 Standard for Fire Hose Appliances 2014 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Units of Measurement
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
Chapter 4 Operational Design Requirements for All Fire Hose Appliances
4.1 Maximum Operating Pressure
4.2 Appliance Connectors
4.3 Manually Operated Shutoff Valves
4.4 Relief Valves
4.5 Leakage
4.6 Rough Usage
4.7 Requirements for Portable Monitors
4.8 Connections for Large-Stream Devices
4.9 Markings
Chapter 5 Construction Materials
5.1 Hydrostatic Strength
5.2 High and Low Temperature Exposure
5.3 Corrosion Exposure
5.4 Ultraviolet Light and Water Exposure of Nonmetallic Appliance Components
5.5 Aging Exposure of Nonmetallic Appliance Components
5.6 Moist Ammonia-Air Stress Cracking
5.7 Rubber Sealing Materials
Chapter 6 Test Methods
6.1 Full-Time Swivel Test
6.2 Test of Handles on Manually-Operated Shutoff Valves
6.3 Leakage Test
6.4 Rough Usage Test
6.5 Force-to-Rotate Test
6.6 Force-to-Elevate Test
6.7 Stability Test for Portable Monitors
6.8 Rough Usage Test for Portable Monitors
6.9 Hydrostatic Test
6.10 High and Low Temperature Test
6.11 Salt Spray Test
6.12 Ultraviolet Light and Water Test
6.13 Air-Oven Aging Test
6.14 Moist Ammonia-Air Stress Cracking Test
6.15 Tensile Strength and Ultimate Elongation Tests
6.16 Tensile Set Test
6.17 Compression Set Test
6.18 Accelerated Aging Test
Chapter 7 Compliance Testing
7.1 Certification
7.2 Sample Selection
7.3 Test Results
7.4 Design Changes
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index