The 2016 NFPA 20 expands requirements to cover new technology and address communication gaps.
Updated for new technology and vital clarification on pumps in series, new NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection gives you the latest requirements to ensure fire pumps are ready for action. This Standard offers comprehensive requirements for fire pumps, limited service controllers, and pumps in series. Designers, engineers, contractors, and installers can look to this expanded source for the latest coverage of today's technologies and up-to-date requirements for:
- Fire pump design
- Electrical and mechanical construction
- Acceptance testing
Now with first-time requirements for multistage multiport pumps that give designers and engineers more options.
Added coverage of multistage multiport pumps -- which are used primarily outside of North America -- offers new options to system designers and engineers. These pumps replace a series arrangement, with new potential for end-user cost savings.
Clarified criteria for series fire pumps will impact communication between rooms.
The 2016 NFPA 20 clarifies the requirements for fire pumps arranged in series with new information designers and contractors will need to know to install these types of pump arrangements correctly and ensure they can communicate as intended. In another change, the added Annex C, Fire Pump Controller Connectivity addresses remote communications from the fire pump controller to an external source to gather system performance data over the Internet.
Avoid pump failure or damage.
Get the facts you need to ensure fire pump readiness and reliability in the up-to-date NFPA 20. Softbound, 167 pp., 2016)