2018 NFPA 10 - Current Edition
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    Select, use, and maintain portable fire extinguishers that are appropriate to the hazard. Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

    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 most up-to-date edition of NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

    The 2018 edition includes clarified provisions for:

    • Electronic monitoring
    • Obsolete extinguishers
    • Extinguishers installed in areas containing oxidizers
    • Extinguisher signs
    • Extinguisher mounting equipment and cabinets

    Other recent changes expand the standard's scope:

    A new requirement addresses maintenance of hose stations that are used in lieu of extinguishers. The fire classification marking system is expanded to include markings for extinguishers rated for Class AC and Class AK, while removing information on obsolete equipment.

    Guard against small fires with new NFPA 10, your all-in-one resource for portable fire extinguishers.

    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 portable fire extinguishers -- as well as testing and recharging.

    Order today and help extinguishers maintain their record of effectiveness in protecting people and property from fire. (Print, 70 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2018 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 Hose Station Maintenance.
    7.6 Electronic Monitoring System Maintenance.
    7.7 Maintenance of Wheeled Extinguisher Hoses and Regulators.
    7.8 Extinguisher Recharging and Extinguishing Agents.
    7.9 Pressure Gauges.
    7.10 Prohibition on Uses of Extinguishers and Conversion of Fire Extinguisher Types.
    7.11 Maintenance and Recharge Service Collar.
    7.12 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
  • How the NFPA Handbooks Differ from Codes and Standards

    THE NFPA HANDBOOKS DIFFER FROM CODES AND STANDARDS

    Ever wonder what the difference is between an NFPA® handbook and a code or standard? We’re glad you asked.

    NFPA codes and standards both provide requirements for achieving outcomes. Handbooks take a deeper dive, providing the full text of a code or standard as well as expert commentary and features such as graphics, decision trees, testing procedures, case studies, sample forms and checklists, and other helpful aids to give a better understanding of the reasoning behind the requirements and how to apply them.

    JUST REMEMBER:

    • A code or standard is a framework—a set of rules to follow with a goal to achieve a certain result
    • A handbook is a connector—linking requirements to application by helping you understand the reasoning behind a code or standard

    The simplest way to think about it is that codes and standards list the technical requirements while handbooks explain those requirements to clarify how to apply them.

  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    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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