2016 NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

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2016 NFPA 14
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Install standpipe and hose system with updated requirements in NFPA 14.

Water-based fire protection keeps evolving. The latest edition of NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems reflects major industry changes, to help you improve fire protection and fire safety through correct design, installation, testing, inspection, and maintenance. It's an industry essential from project planning throughout the life of the standpipe or hose system.

Revised for consistency with the 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 14 includes chapters on:

  • System components and hardware
  • Installation
  • Design
  • Plans and calculations
  • Water supply and water supply testing
  • System acceptance
  • Buildings under construction
  • Testing, inspection, and maintenance

Significant revisions in this edition involve:

  • Protection of aboveground piping
  • Indicating-type valve requirement for controlling branch lines
  • Class I Systems
  • Horizontal exits
  • Clarified minimum sizes for standpipes and branch lines
  • Flow tests

Bottom line: NFPA 14 is essential for system designers and installers along with insurance professionals, AHJs, and anyone responsible for the operational readiness of standpipe and hose systems. (Softbound, Approx. 46 pp., 2016)

NFPA<sup>®</sup>14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems 2016 Edition

NFPA® 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope.
1.2 Purpose.
1.3 Retroactivity.
1.4 Equivalency.
1.5 Units.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General.
2.2 NFPA Publications.
2.3 Other Publications.
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General.
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
3.3 General Definitions.
Chapter 4 System Components and Hardware
4.1 General.
4.2 Pipe and Tube.
4.3 Fittings.
4.4 Joining of Pipe and Fittings.
4.5 Valves.
4.6 Hose Stations.
4.7 Hose Connections.
4.8 Fire Department Connections.
4.9 Pressure-Regulating Devices.
4.10 Signs.
Chapter 5 System Requirements
5.1 General.
5.2 Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Systems.
5.3 Classes of Standpipe Systems.
5.4 Required Type of System.
5.5 Gauges.
5.6 Waterflow and Supervisory Alarms.
Chapter 6 Installation Requirements
6.1 Location and Protection of Piping.
6.2 Underground Piping.
6.3 Gate Valves and Check Valves.
6.4 Fire Department Connections.
6.5 Support of Piping.
6.6 Installation of Signs.
6.7 Signs for Water Supply Pumps.
6.8 Hydraulic Design Information Sign.
Chapter 7 Design
7.1 General.
7.2 Pressure Limitation.
7.3 Locations of Hose Connections.
7.4 Number of Standpipes.
7.5 Interconnection of Standpipes.
7.6 Minimum Sizes for Standpipes and Branch Lines, Class I and Class III Standpipes.
7.7 System Design and Sizing of Pipe for Delivery of System Demand.
7.8 Minimum and Maximum Pressure Limits.
7.9 Standpipe System Zones.
7.10 Flow Rates.
7.11 Drains and Test Riser.
7.12 Fire Department Connections.
Chapter 8 Plans and Calculations
8.1 Plans and Specifications.
8.2 Hydraulic Calculations.
8.3 Hydraulic Calculation Procedures.
Chapter 9 Water Supply
9.1 Required Water Supply.
9.2 Minimum Supply for Class I, Class II, and Class III Systems.
Chapter 10 Water Supply Testing
10.1 Water Supply Evaluation.
10.2 Procedure.
Chapter 11 System Acceptance
11.1 General.
11.2 Flushing of Piping.
11.3 Hose Threads.
11.4 Hydrostatic Tests.
11.5 Flow Tests.
11.6 Manual Valve Test.
11.7 Alarm and Supervision Tests.
11.8 Record Drawings, Test Reports, and Manuals.
11.9 Signs.
Chapter 12 Buildings Under Construction
12.1 General.
12.2 Fire Department Connections.
12.3 Other System Features.
12.4 Support of Piping.
12.5 Hose Connections.
12.6 Extension of System Piping.
12.7 Temporary Installations.
12.8 Timing of Water Supply Installation.
12.9 Protection of Hose Connections and Fire Department Connections.
Chapter 13 System Testing, Inspection, and Maintenance
13.1 General.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References