Primarily present in commercial, industrial, institutional, marine, and military installations, Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems require proper care for safety and effectiveness. NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, presents the most advanced rules for halogenated agent systems so equipment can function as intended throughout its service life.
A critical resource for facility managers and inspectors, the requirements in NFPA 12A cover system design, installation, testing, and more.
The 2022 edition of NFPA 12A is a partial revision with several clarifications and corrections.
Changes in the 2022 edition include updated requirements for cylinder requalification to better agree with 49 CFR and an added recommendation to utilize the HRC Code of Practice for Halon Reclaiming Companies.
The standard also contains numerous annexes that offer valuable information on topics such as enclosure integrity procedures, hazards to personnel, storage containers, piping, system flow calculations, and approval of installations, as well as other informational references. Facility managers, code enforcers, and inspectors of these systems need the most up-to-date edition of NFPA 12A.