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#94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/1/2018 to Fire Department Connection

Previously, the blog posts in this series have covered standpipe systems, required maintenance, the components of standpipe systems, and testing. This article will break down the maintenance testing requirements for existing standpipe systems defined in NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Our goal is to aggregate and contextualize this code for contractors and building owners.

#93 - Standpipe Systems (Part 4): Acceptance Testing and Ongoing System Maintenance

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/25/2018 to Fire Department Connection
In the previous posts in this series, we covered standpipe systems, required maintenance, and the components of standpipe systems. Some of the major components we covered were pipes, water flow alarms, fire department connections, hoses, hose connections, and system valves. As we continue through our series, this installment covers required testing for standpipe systems and the NFPA codes that correspond with the different types of testing.

#92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/18/2018 to Fire Department Connection
In the previous two installments of our series, we first introduced standpipe and then the major system components including pipes, fire pumps, water flow alarms, drains, gauges, and fire department connections. This article will look at additional, vital portions of a standpipe: the hoses, hose connections and stations, and various system valves. This guide explains the purpose of these items and serves as a quick reference for the maintenance and inspection expected of life safety contractors and building owners.

#82 -- Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 11/9/2017 to Fire Department Connection
In this article, we’ll dive into thread standards and thread sizing. We’ll travel back into history to gain a better understanding of thread sizes, learn what standards are used today, and show you what solutions are available to ensure you get the right threads for your fire protection job.