NFPA® 1963 Standard for Fire Hose Connections 2014 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Coupling and Adapter Requirements
4.1 Workmanship
4.2 Materials
4.3 Minimum Waterway
4.4 Gasket Groove
4.5 Testing
4.6 Internal Strength
4.7 Tensile Strength
4.8 Connect/Disconnect Capability
4.9 Rough Usage
4.10 Coupling Retention
4.11 Vacuum Tightness
4.12 Corrosion Resistance
4.13 Nonmetallic Materials
4.14 High-Temperature Performance
4.15 Low-Temperature Performance
4.16 Gasket Performance
4.17 Marking
Chapter 5 Screw Threads for Couplings and Adapters
5.1 Basic Form of Thread
5.2 Thread Series Designation
5.3 Dimensions of American National Fire Hose Connection Screw Threads (NH)
5.4 Thread Dimensions
5.5 Tolerance
5.6 Gauges and Gauging NH Threads
Chapter 6 Nonthreaded Connections
6.1 General
6.2 Gauges
6.3 Locks
6.4 Indicators
6.5 Force to Connect and Disconnect
6.6 Caps
6.7 Adapters
6.8 Hydrant and Fire Department Connections
Chapter 7 Gaskets
7.1 Threaded Coupling Gasket
7.2 Nonthreaded Connection Gaskets
7.3 Tail Gasket
Chapter 8 Use of NH Threads and Nonthreaded Connections
8.1 Hose Coupling Threads
8.2 Connections for Fire Service Nozzles for Handlines
8.3 Connections for Large-Stream Devices
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B History of Fire Hose Coupling Thread Standardization in the United States
Annex C Informational References
Index