2013 NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

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2013 NFPA 14
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The best practices for standpipe and hose systems have changed. The 2013 edition of NFPA 14 is vital for fire protection professionals.

Follow the 2013 NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems to improve fire protection and fire safety. This edition includes important technical changes that give system designers and installers additional guidance and support:

  • Clarified language addresses hose valve locations with respect to horizontal exits
  • New established clearance around hose valve handles helps ensure fire fighters wearing gloves can operate the valve without difficulty.
  • Added requirements for heat tracing and new guidance with respect to "supervised"
  • Clarified travel distance requirements relating to standpipe location throughout a floor area
  • Fully revised requirements for drains and main drains clarify their intended function, purpose, and installation.

Information in NFPA 14 is essential for system designers and installers and also important for insurance professionals, AHJs, and anyone responsible for the operational readiness of standpipe and hose systems. (Softbound, 44 pp., 2013

NFPA® 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems 2013 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
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 and Class III Systems
9.3 Minimum Supply for Class II 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 Instructions
11.10 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