January 2018

  1. #93 - Standpipe Systems (Part 4): Acceptance Testing and System Maintenance

    #93 - Standpipe Systems (Part 4): Acceptance Testing and System Maintenance
    This installment of a continuing series covers required testing for standpipe systems and the NFPA standards that correspond with them.
  2. #92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

    #92 - Standpipe Systems (Part 3): More Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them
    A look at the additional, vital portions of a standpipe: the hoses, hose connections and stations, and various system valves. This article explains the purpose of these items and serves as a quick reference for the maintenance and inspections expected of life safety contractors and building owners.
  3. #91 - Standpipe Systems (Part 2): Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them

    #91 - Standpipe Systems (Part 2): Standpipe System Components and How to Maintain Them
    This article examines 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.
  4. #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14

    #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14
    This article provides an overview of the different types and classes of standpipe systems, as well as explains when they are required according to NFPA 14, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code.

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