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:
Changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 1963 include:
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.