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Standpipe Systems and Fire Department Connections

  1. #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)

    #94 - Standpipe Systems (Part 5): Maintenance Testing of Standpipes (Continued)
    This article breaks 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.
  2. #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 acceptance testing for standpipe systems and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards that correspond with it.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #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.
  6. #84 - What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?

    #84 - What is Hydrostatic Testing of a Building’s Fire Protection System?
    Learn how and when hydrostatic testing is conducted on standpipes and fire sprinkler systems, as well as special considerations and the equipment used.
  7. #82 - Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!

    #82 - Common Types of Threads Used in Fire Hose and Fire Department Connections: NPT, NST, and More!
    In this article, we dive into thread standards and thread sizing. Travel back into history to gain a better understanding of thread sizes, learn what standards are used today, and find out what solutions are available to ensure you get the right threads for your fire protection job.
  8. #80 - Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection

    #80 - Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection
    Learn how a check valve works, the types of check valves, and their benefits. Additionally, understand what components you should look for when selecting a check valve and their maintenance requirements.
  9. #67 - What Size FDC Break Cap or Plug Do I Need?

    #67 - What Size FDC Break Cap or Plug Do I Need?
    In this article, we help you learn how to select the right size Fire Department Connection (FDC) break cap or plug.
  10. #55 - Introduction to Standpipe Systems and Fire Hose Angle Valves

    #55 - Introduction to Standpipe Systems and Fire Hose Angle Valves
    Angle hose valves give firefighters access to the standpipe system's supply of water, which they carry from the ground level FDC.

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