Standard: NFPA 12


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This standard contains minimum requirements for carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems.

This standard includes only the necessary essentials to make it workable in the hands of those skilled in this field.


This standard is prepared for the use and guidance of those charged with the purchasing, designing, installing, testing, inspecting, approving, listing, operating, or maintaining of carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems, in order that such equipment will function as intended throughout its life. 

Nothing in this standard is intended to restrict new technologies or alternative arrangements, provided the level of safety prescribed by the standard is not lowered. 

Only those with the proper training and experience shall design, install, inspect, and maintain this equipment.

Organization: National Fire Protection Association
Document Number: nfpa 12
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Page Count: 59
Change Type: STCH
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: YES
Most Recent Revision: NO
Current Version: NO
Status: Inactive

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
NFPA 12 Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION Update Date: 2018-01-01 Revision: 18 Status: ACTV
NFPA 12 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2011-01-01 Revision: 11 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: Update Date: 2008-01-01 Revision: 08 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: TIA Update Date: 2005-02-07 Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: TIA Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: TIA Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: ERTA Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: ERTA Revision: 05 Status: INAC
NFPA 12 Change Type: Update Date: 2000-02-11 Revision: 05 Status: INAC
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