Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Detection and Warning Equipment
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 720?
NFPA 720 contains requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) detection and warning equipment intended to protect lives by warning occupants of the presence of CO in sufficient time to allow occupants to escape or take other appropriate action.
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What does NFPA 720 address?
This standard contains requirements for the performance, installation, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of CO detection and warning equipment. These requirements address installations of commercial systems and components as well as installations of single- and multiple-station CO alarms and household CO detection systems. This standard does not establish the mandate to install CO detection and warning equipment but it does serve as an installation standard to be used when CO detection and warning equipment is installed in buildings or structures for any reason.