2015 NFPA 12 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    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)


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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)

    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
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