2023 NFPA 1987 Standard - Current Edition

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    Help better protect tactical emergency workers by providing combination unit respirator (CUR) systems in compliance with the new standard.

    It is vital that emergency service organizations offer adequate respiratory protection for their personnel. NFPA® 1987, Standard on Combination Unit Respirator Systems for Tactical and Technical Operations, answers the need for a document addressing the design, use, testing, and certification of CURs not covered by any existing provisions.

    This first-time standard applies to self-contained breathing apparatus used in tactical operations, including:

    • Rescue response missions
    • Emergencies involving hazardous materials
    • Terrorist incident response
    • Similar types of operations where products of combustion, oxygen deficiency, particulates, and toxic products
    • Other immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmospheres

    Reference the most current and relevant information with the 2023 edition.

    NFPA 1987 specifies the minimum requirements for the certification, labeling, design, performance, and testing of new CURs, replacement parts, components, and accessories. NFPA 1987 helps ensure these respirators are designed to provide proper fit and they function as intended. The standard also helps to ensure that CURs are properly tested for chemical permeation and penetration as well as the environmental and human performance.

    The new standard is an essential resource for anyone who plays a role in providing NFPA 1987 complaint CURs for emergency operations. Order your copy of this valuable resource today. (Print, 91 pp., 2023)

  • Table of Contents (2023 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1987 Standard on Combination Unit Respirator Systems for Tactical and Technical Operations, 2023 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    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. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspections and Testing.
    4.4 Recertification.
    4.5 Manufacturers' Quality Assurance Programs.
    4.6 Hazards Involving Compliant Product.
    4.7 Manufacturers' Investigations of Complaints and Returns.
    4.8 Manufacturers' Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems.
    Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
    5.1 Product Label Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 CUR System Requirements.
    6.2 CUR/Open-Circuit SCBA Mode Design Requirements.
    6.3 CUR/PAPR Mode.
    6.4 CUR/Air-Purifying Respirator Mode Design Requirements.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 CUR System Tests.
    7.2 CUR/Open-Circuit SCBA Mode Tests.
    7.3 CUR/PAPR Mode.
    7.4 CUR/APR Mode.
    7.5 Optional CUR Toxic Industrial Chemical Permeation Resistance Performance.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 CUR System Requirements.
    8.2 CUR/Open-Circuit SCBA Mode.
    8.3 PAPR Airflow Performance Tests.
    8.4 CUR/APR Mode Performance Tests.
    8.5 Optional Toxic Industrial Chemical Permeation Resistance Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Surrogate Pressure Vessel Preparation Procedure
    Annex C Requalification of SCBA Breathing Air Cylinders
    Annex D Informational References
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