What is NFPA® and NFPA® 2112?

The NFPA®

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was established in 1896. Its primary objective is to provide education, training, and research, along with advocating consensus codes and standards in an attempt to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life.

The NFPA® is also the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention as well as an authoritative source on public safety. The NFPA® develops, publishes, and distributes more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

NFPA® 2112

NFPA® 2112 is the safety standard that specifies the minimum performance criteria and sets clear guidelines for the design, performance, certification requirements and test methods for Flame Resistant (FR) garments that can be used in areas where flash fires are a hazard—such as those where flammable gases, vapors, or combustible dusts might be present.

This standard calls for flash fire testing to be conducted at three second intervals with a pass/fail rate of 50% total body burn under ASTM F1930 (Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin) testing protocols.