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

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Maximize availability of water supplies in a fire emergency with the 2013 edition of NFPA 291.

NFPA 291: Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants describes testing procedures to:

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

Newly revised to recommend testing of both public and private hydrants, the 2013 edition of NFPA 291 is essential for anyone involved with sprinkler systems, including designers, consultants, insurance representatives, AHJs, and installing contractors. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants 2013 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)
Index