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.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/18/2018 to Fire Department Connection
In part one of our Introduction to Standpipe series, we provided an overview of standpipe systems, including the five types and three classes, and how each functions. This article will begin to examine the major individual components of standpipe systems, along with their installation, inspection, and maintenance requirements. Our aim is to simplify this guidance for both contractors and building owners.
This article will provide an overview of the different types and classes of standpipe systems, as well as explain when they are required according to NFPA 14, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code.
Posted by Jason Hugo on 1/4/2018 to Fire Inspections