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1 NFPA Standards Update John G. Dinning IV Product Line Manager, NFPA Air-Pak SCBA

2 Agenda Review of the 2013 Editions of the NFPA 1981 and 1982 Standards –NFPA 1981: Standard on Open- Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services –NFPA 1982: Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) © 2013 Scott SafetyProprietary and Confidential

3 NFPA Standard Revisions © 2013 Scott SafetyProprietary and Confidential * * NFPA 1981: Standard for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) For Emergency Services NFPA 1982: Standard for Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) The standards will be marked as 2013 Edition The issuance date of the standards was November 27, 2012 The standards will be published and available on March 2, 2013 The last ship date for 2007 edition SCBA is expected to be August 30, 2013

4 NFPA 1981 and 1982, 2013 Edition Changes © 2013 Scott SafetyProprietary and Confidential

5 NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition Changes NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition – “Standard on Open- Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Emergency Services” Changing Primary EoSTI (low air alarm) from 25% to 33% HUD – 100%, 75%, 50%, 33% EBSS “Buddy Breathing” Standard A universal low-pressure connection will not be required Intrinsic Safety Standards Edition 6, Class I, Div I Quick-Connect Regulator Fitting Change To ensure HUD connection at all times Proprietary and Confidential© 2013 Scott Safety

6 NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition Facepiece Requirements Flame and Heat Test Requirements High Heat and Flame Resistance Performance 500°F for 5 minutes 10 Second flame exposure 6 in drop test System has to stay positive for 24 minutes following these tests, regardless of the cylinder size Breathing rate = breaths/min Radiant heat Resistance Performance Expose mask to radiant heat load of 15 kW/m2 for 5 min System has to stay positive for 24 minutes regardless of the cylinder size Breathing at breaths/min Proprietary and Confidential© 2013 Scott Safety

7 NFPA 1981, 2013 Edition Facepiece Requirements Voice Communications Requirements Mechanical Communication Performance Mechanical communications is required STI = 1.5 meters 65 dBC background / pink noise Must also have any electronic communications devices attached and powered off during testing Amplified Communication Performance Amplifier is still considered accessory STI = 1.5 meters 71 dBC background / pink noise *71 dBC simulates 3.0 meters Proprietary and Confidential© 2013 Scott Safety

8 NFPA 1982, 2013 Edition Changes NFPA 1982, 2013 Edition – “Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems for the Fire Service” Universal Sounding PASS To have more consistent alarm sounds on the fire ground Intrinsic Safety Standards Edition 6, Class I, Div I Proprietary and Confidential© 2013 Scott Safety

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