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.Table Of Contents.
NFPA 1963, 2014 Edition: Archived Revision Information
First Draft (previously Report on Proposals (ROP))
First Draft Report (PDF, 3 MB)
First Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROP Meeting Notices)
First Draft Meeting Agendas (previously ROP Meeting Agendas)
First Draft Meeting Minutes (previously ROP Meeting Minutes)
First Draft Ballot (previously ROP Ballot)
Second Draft (previously Report on Comments (ROC))
Second Draft Meeting Notices (previously ROC Meeting Notices)
Technical Committee on Fire Hose, Teleconference, February 12, 2013 (PDF, 38 KB)
Second Draft Meeting Agendas (previously ROC Meeting Agendas)
Second Draft Meeting Minutes (previously ROC Meeting Minutes)
Second Draft Ballot (previously ROC Ballot)
Public Comment Responses (PDF, 113 KB)
Ballot Final (PDF, 104 KB)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
Proposed NFPA documents will be presented for action at the applicable Annual (June) Association Technical Meeting only when proper Amending Motions (Notice of Intent to Make a Motion - NITMAM) have been certified by the Motions Committee of the Standards Council as a proper amending motion. Documents that receive no motions will not be presented at the meeting and instead will be forwarded directly to the NFPA Standards Council for action on issuance. More about the codes and standards making process including NITMAM.
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Association Technical Meeting
Consent Standard not presented at Association Technical Meeting. Council issuance: 11/12/2013
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