NFPA 291: Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants

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Ensure adequate water supplies in a fire emergency with guidance in NFPA 291.

NFPA 291: Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants provides fire protection engineers, contractors, installers, and AHJs with the latest testing procedures to:

  • Determine the rate of flow available at various locations for firefighting purposes
  • Classify hydrants in accordance with their rated capacities
  • Color-code hydrants to indicate their class

Complete with provisions for the recommend testing of both public and private hydrants, the 2016 edition of NFPA 291 is essential for municipal leaders and anyone responsible for fire protection and public fire safety planning -- including insurance representatives, AHJs, and system installing contractors. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope.
1.2 Purpose.
1.3 Application.
1.4 Units.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General.
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
2.3 Other Publications.
2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General.
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
3.3 General Definitions.
Chapter 4 Flow Testing
4.1 Rating Pressure.
4.2 Procedure.
4.3 Layout of Test.
4.4 Equipment.
4.5 Test Procedure.
4.6 Pitot Readings.
4.7 Determination of Discharge.
4.8 Use of Pumper Outlets.
4.9 Determination of Discharge Without a Pitot.
4.10 Calculation Results.
4.11 Data Sheet.
4.12 System Corrections.
4.13 Public Hydrant Testing and Flushing.
Chapter 5 Marking of Hydrants
5.1 Classification of Hydrants.
5.2 Marking of Hydrants.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References (Reserved)