NFPA 1963: Standard for Fire Hose Connections
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What is NFPA 1963?
NFPA 1963: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. This standard gives the performance requirements for new fire hose couplings and adapters with nominal sizes from 3/4 in. (19 mm) through 8 in. (200 mm) and the specifications for the mating surfaces. A.1.1 Some fire-fighting organizations use small hose less than 3/4 in. (19 mm) nominal diameter fitted with garden hose couplings. Such couplings should have 0.75-11.5 NH (garden hose thread) threads conforming to ANSI/ASME B1.20.7, Standard on Hose Coupling Screw Threads.
This standard establishes uniform performance requirements for new fire hose couplings and adapters with nominal sizes from 3/4 in. (19 mm) through 8 in. (200 mm) and the specifications for the mating surfaces. Official document scope
What does NFPA 1963 address?
General coupling assemblies and adapter requirements include criteria for minimum waterway, internal strength, connect/disconnect capability, vacuum tightness, corrosion resistance, and high- and low-temperature performance. NFPA 1963 also contains provisions for screw-thread connections, non-threaded connections, and fire hose nozzle gaskets and gasket seats.

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