2023 NFPA 2112 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Follow the latest rules for flame-resistant clothing in the 2023 edition of NFPA 2112 and help reduce the severity of flash fire burn injury.

    NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, specifies the minimum design, performance, certification, and testing requirements for flame-resistant fabric and garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires.

    Changes to the 2023 edition of NFPA 2112 include:

    • New certification requirements to properly document testing laboratories where fabric components are tested
    • Addition of annual recertification requirements for samples of products compliant with this standard
    • Updated test methods to include specific requirements for testing specimens from whole knitted gloves, as well as new requirements on the standard garment design and updated procedures for the manikin test
    • New requirements to ensure barrier face coverings are certified, labeled, and listed in the same manner as other clothing items covered in the standard

    It is essential for users, manufacturers, and certifying agencies of fire-resistant garments for industrial personnel to understand the requirements in NFPA 2112, Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire.

    Order your copy of the 2023 edition of NFPA 2112 today. (Print, 35 pp., 2023)

  • Table of Contents (2023 Current Edition)

    NFPA ® 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, 2023 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 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.
    Chapter 4 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspection and Testing.
    4.4 Manufacturer's Quality Assurance Program.
    Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
    5.1 Product Label Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 Garments, Shrouds/Hoods/Balaclavas, Gloves, and Barrier Face Coverings.
    6.2 Use of a Liner for Cold Weather Insulation.
    6.3 Venting Materials.
    6.4 Barrier Face Coverings.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 Garment and Fabric Requirements.
    7.2 Thread Requirements.
    7.3 Hardware Requirement.
    7.4 Label Requirement.
    7.5 Shroud/Hood/Balaclava Requirements.
    7.6 Glove Requirements.
    7.7 Barrier Face Covering Requirements.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 Sample Preparation Procedures.
    8.2 Heat Transfer Performance (HTP) Test.
    8.3 Flame Resistance Test.
    8.4 Heat and Thermal Shrinkage Resistance Test.
    8.5 Manikin Test.
    8.6 Thread Heat Resistance Test.
    8.7 Label Print Durability Test.
    8.8 Protective Glove Flame Resistance Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Properties for Evaluating Flame-Resistant Garments, Shrouds/Hoods/Balaclavas, and Gloves
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2018 Edition

    Reduce the severity of flash fire burn injury -- and increase survival odds for industrial personnel -- by following the latest rules for flame-resistant clothing in the 2018 edition of NFPA 2112.

    NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire specifies the minimum design, performance, certification, and testing requirements for flame-resistant fabric and garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires.

    Tentative Interim Amendment 12-2 was issued to address cold weather insulation and interlining, and the 2018 edition of the Standard incorporates these allowances for the performance and testing requirements. Typically, these materials serve as internal insulation when used in garments in the field, and therefore not directly exposed to fire. However, during testing, the materials had been directly exposed to fire, which resulted in restricted use of cold weather gear without adding additional safety to the garments.

    Other changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 2112 include:

    • Updated terminology that refines the term flash fire to short duration thermal exposure from fire, and adds the term inherent flame resistance for alignment with NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.
    • Added coverage for garments including shrouds/hoods/ balaclavas as one item, and gloves.
    • New two requirements to the testing apparatus that address variability. First, the lab must verify sensor response to a heat flux before the sensors are mounted on the manikin. Second, the lab must test standard reference garments and attain results within a predisposed range before the lab can certify results for the manikin test.

    It is essential for manufacturers and certifying agencies of fire-resistant garments for industrial personnel to understand the requirements in NFPA 2112. (Print, 40 pp., 2018)

     

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