2013 NFPA 10 - Current Edition

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  • Description

    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 technician...you 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)


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  • Table of Contents (2013 Current 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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    411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.


    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.


    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).


    411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or 

    411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.

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