Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 12?
This standard contains requirements for carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems to help ensure that such equipment will function as intended throughout its life. It is intended for those who purchase, design, install, test, inspect, approve, list, operate, or maintain these systems.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 12 address?
General information is provided on restrictions for normally occupied enclosures; carbon dioxide use and limitations; personnel safety; electrical clearances; detection, actuation, and control; carbon dioxide supply; distribution systems; and inspection, maintenance, and instruction. Separate chapters address total flooding systems, local application systems, hand hose line systems, standpipe systems and mobile supply, and marine systems.