2020 NFPA 412 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Make sure fire-fighting foam equipment is ready to respond in the event of an aircraft emergency with the latest NFPA 412 requirements.

    Protecting people and property from fire and related hazards in aircraft is a critical concern in the modern aviation industry. NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment, provides benchmark information on managing, maintaining, and inspecting fire-fighting foam equipment installed on aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicles, including hand lines, turret nozzles, and ground sweep nozzles.

    The standard covers the proper use of aircraft extinguishing agents and equipment to help ensure extinguishing foam is distributed evenly and safely. A complimentary text to NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles, this vital document focuses on the runway foam equipment in particular.

    The 2020 edition is the most current resource governing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting foam equipment.

    Give your team the information it needs to confirm equipment responsible for foam on ARFF vehicles designed in accordance with NFPA 414 is operational when you need it most. The new NFPA 412 provides up-to-date test and evaluation methods used across the industry.

    Changes from the previous edition include:

    • The addition of fluorine-free foam to the list of extinguishing agents
    • New requirement to check the vehicle’s foam tank for crystallization of foam concentrate
    • Inclusion of Aannex material to clarify procedures for input-based foam testing
    • Editorial changes and updates to referenced documents

    Improve fire protection by following the proper test procedures for fire-fighting foam equipment on ARFF vehicles.

    Purchase your copy of NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment, today.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 412 Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    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 Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicle Foam Production Performance Testing
    4.1 Foam System Performance Tests.
    4.2 Turret Nozzles, Ground Sweep Nozzles, and Hand Line Nozzles.
    Chapter 5 Performance Criteria
    5.1 Expansion Ratio and Drainage Time Requirements.
    5.2 Foam Solution Concentration.
    Chapter 6 Test Methods and Calculations
    6.1 Preparation for Testing.
    6.2 Foam Solution Concentration Determination.
    6.3 Foam Expansion and Drainage Determination.
    6.4 Ground Sweep Nozzle and Hand Line Nozzle Tests.
    6.5 Turret Ground Pattern Test.
    6.6 Report of Test Results.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Foam Extinguishing System Capability
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    Make sure fire-fighting foam equipment responds on demand with the new 2014 NFPA 412.

    The subject of airport fire safety remains paramount at our nation's travel hubs, and the proper use of equipment, agents, and aircraft foam is a critical concern. NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment is the standard for managing, regulating, and inspecting fire-fighting foam equipment to ensure effective deployment when needed.

    Manage, maintain and inspect foam equipment on ARFF vehicles.

    Aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicles must produce extinguishing foam evenly and safely. NFPA 412 is an important standard for ARFF teams as they maintain and inspect the equipment responsible for that foam, including hand lines, turret nozzles, and ground sweep nozzles. All such equipment is regulated by a separate standard -- NFPA 414 -- leaving this document to cover the runway foam equipment in particular.

    The 2012 NFPA 412 includes updated test and evaluation methods.

    This new edition has been updated to reflect a variation in the evaluation of foam, allowing a wider variety of test methods to be used. To get all the latest information and resources governing aircraft foam safety, please request your copy of NFPA 412 today. (Softbound, 14 pp., 2014)


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