2019 NFPA 1963 Standard - Current Edition
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    The 2019 edition of NFPA 1963 -- provides users with a single source for consistent requirements for the whole fire hose system.

    Every detail counts in manufacturing fire hoses and components, as well as better ensuring the usefulness and safety of appliances connected to hose lines. Failure of any single element of the system can have life-threatening consequences at the fire scene.

    Manufacturers have long relied on NFPA 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections, for the latest industry guidelines for standardized couplings and adapters for fire hose connections.

    The 2019 edition of NFPA 1963 helps users ensure hose-connected appliances work properly as well as ensure safe installations and removal of non-threaded caps.

    This edition of NFPA 1963 also has the latest on fire hose, couplings and connections, and nozzles.

    As before, NFPA 1963 includes the most up-to-date performance requirements for new fire hose couplings and adapters with nominal sizes from 3/4 in. (19 mm) through 8 in. (200 mm) along with the specifications for the mating surfaces. Requirements apply to:

    • Coupling assemblies and adapters
    • Screw-thread connections
    • Non-threaded connections
    • Fire hose nozzle gaskets and gasket seats

    The 2019 edition of NFPA 1963 provides manufacturers with consistent requirements and a one-stop source for the entire fire hose system. Order the latest edition of the standard today. (Print, 29 pp., 2019)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1963 Standard for Fire Hose Connections, 2019 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    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 General Coupling and Adapter Requirements
    4.1 Workmanship.
    4.2 Materials.
    4.3 Minimum Waterway.
    4.4 Gasket Groove.
    4.5 Testing.
    4.6 Internal Strength.
    4.7 Tensile Strength.
    4.8 Connect/Disconnect Capability.
    4.9 Rough Usage.
    4.10 Coupling Retention.
    4.11 Vacuum Tightness.
    4.12 Corrosion Resistance.
    4.13 Nonmetallic Materials.
    4.14 High-Temperature Performance.
    4.15 Low-Temperature Performance.
    4.16 Gasket Performance.
    4.17 Marking.
    Chapter 5 Screw Threads for Couplings and Adapters
    5.1 Basic Form of Thread.
    5.2 Thread Series Designation.
    5.3 Dimensions of American National Fire Hose Connection Screw Threads (NH).
    5.4 Thread Dimensions.
    5.5 Tolerance.
    5.6 Gauges and Gauging NH Threads.
    Chapter 6 Nonthreaded Connections
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Gauges.
    6.3 Locks.
    6.4 Indicators.
    6.5 Force to Connect and Disconnect.
    6.6 Caps.
    6.7 Adapters.
    6.8 Hydrant and Fire Department Connections.
    Chapter 7 Gaskets
    7.1 Threaded Coupling Gasket.
    7.2 Nonthreaded Connection Gaskets.
    7.3 Tail Gasket.
    Chapter 8 Use of NH Threads and Nonthreaded Connections
    8.1 Hose Coupling Threads.
    8.2 Connections for Fire Service Nozzles for Handlines.
    8.3 Connections for Large-Stream Devices.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B History of Fire Hose Coupling Thread Standardization in the United States
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2014 Edition

    NFPA 1963 provides manufacturers with the latest industry guidelines for standardized couplings and adapters for fire hose connections.

    When it comes to manufacturing fire hoses, connections, coupling and nozzles, every detail counts. Failure of a component can have serious consequences for those at a fire scene.

    NFPA 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections details performance requirements for new fire hose couplings and adapters with nominal sizes from 3/4 in. (19 mm) through 8 in. (200 mm) along with the specifications for the mating surfaces. Requirements apply to:

    • Coupling assemblies and adapters
    • Screw-thread connections
    • Non-threaded connections
    • Fire hose nozzle gaskets and gasket seats

    Changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 1963 include:

    • The equations have been brought into conformity with the Manual of Style for NFPA® Technical Committee Documents.
    • All non-threaded adapters are now permitted to have gaskets, though not necessarily pressure gaskets.

    This document complements NFPA 1962, Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances, which is for fire hose operators.

    NFPA 1963 contributes to a set of standards that provide manufacturers with consistent requirements for the whole fire hose system. Order your copy today. (Softbound, 28 pp., 2014)

     

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