2013 NFPA 22 Standard - Current Edition

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    Update now! Insist on the 2013 edition of NFPA 22 for adequate water supply in private fire protection systems.

    The 2013 NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection provides the industry's most up-to-date requirements for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of tanks and accessory equipment that supply water for private fire protection, including foundations, towers, pipe connections and fittings, and valve enclosures.

    Only this edition provides the Standard's first definition for "suction tank" along with other significant revisions:

    • Updated Table 5.4 correlates with ANSI/AWWA D100-11, Standard for Welded Carbon Steel Tanks for Water Storage.
    • Clarified roof hatch and ladder requirements
    • Clarified pressure tank design requirements plus Annex language with additional guidance
    • User-friendly anti-vortex plate requirements clarify the use of a long radius elbow as well as its use on all suction tanks. Updated figure accompanies text.
    • A new section on break tanks provides design guidance.

    This updated edition is essential for manufacturers, fire protection engineers, installers, maintenance professionals, AHJs, and property owners. (Softbound, 88 pp., 2013)


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  • Table of Contents (2013 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 22 Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2013 Edition

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Retroactivity
    1.4 Equivalency
    1.5 Types of Tanks
    1.6 Units
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General
    2.2 NFPA Publications
    2.3 Other Publications
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
    3.3 General Definitions
    Chapter 4 General Information
    4.1 Capacity and Elevation
    4.2 Water Sources.
    4.3 Location of Tanks
    4.4 Tank Materials
    4.5 Workmanship
    4.6 Plans
    4.7 Tank Contractor Responsibility
    4.8 Attachments to Tank Structures
    4.9 Lightning Protection
    4.10 Strength
    4.11 National Standards
    4.12 Loads
    4.13 Welding
    4.14 Roofs
    4.15 Roof Vent
    4.16 Test Reports
    Chapter 5 Welded-Steel Gravity Tanks and Suction Tanks
    5.1 General
    5.2 Materials
    5.3 Earthquake Load
    5.4 Unit Stresses
    5.5 Design Details
    5.6 Workmanship
    5.7 Accessories
    Chapter 6 Factory-Coated, Bolted Steel Tanks
    6.1 General
    6.2 Plate and Sheet Materials
    6.3 Earthquake Load
    6.4 Design Details
    6.5 Fabrication
    6.6 Erection
    Chapter 7 Pressure Tanks
    7.1 General
    7.2 Pipe Connections and Fittings
    Chapter 8 Wood Gravity Tanks and Suction Tanks
    8.1 General
    8.2 Material
    8.3 Loads
    8.4 Unit Stresses
    8.5 Details of Design
    8.6 Workmanship
    8.7 Accessories
    Chapter 9 Embankment-Supported Coated Fabric Suction Tanks
    9.1 General
    9.2 Standard Capacities
    9.3 Materials
    9.4 Embankment Preparation and Tank Installation Procedure
    9.5 Tank Sump and Support for Bottom Fittings
    9.6 Pipe Connections and Fittings
    Chapter 10 Concrete Gravity Tanks and Suction Tanks
    10.1 General
    10.2 Prestressed Tanks
    10.3 Standard Capacities
    10.4 Earthquake Load
    10.5 Wall Treatments
    Chapter 11 Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Tanks
    11.1 General
    11.2 Application
    11.3 Tank Specification
    11.4 Monolithic Tanks
    11.5 Protection of Buried Tanks
    11.6 Protection of Aboveground Tanks
    11.7 Tank Connections
    Chapter 12 Tank and Tower Foundations in the Ground
    12.1 Concrete Specifications
    12.2 Suction Tank Foundations
    12.3 Foundation Piers for Elevated Tanks
    12.4 Anchorage
    12.5 Grouting
    12.6 Soil-Bearing Pressures
    Chapter 13 Steel Tank Towers
    13.1 General
    13.2 Materials
    13.3 Loads
    13.4 Unit Stresses
    13.5 Details of Design
    13.6 Workmanship
    13.7 Accessories
    Chapter 14 Pipe Connections and Fittings
    14.1 General Information
    14.2 Discharge Pipe
    14.3 Expansion Joint
    14.4 Filling
    14.5 Break Tanks.
    14.6 Overflow
    14.7 Clean-Out and Drain
    14.8 Connections for Other Than Fire Protection
    14.9 Sensors
    Chapter 15 Valve Enclosures and Frost Protection
    15.1 Valve Pit or House and Heater House
    15.2 Frostproof Casing
    Chapter 16 Tank Heating
    16.1 General
    16.2 Heating Requirements
    16.3 Heating Systems
    16.4 Tank Insulation
    16.5 Heating for Embankment-Supported Coated Fabric Suction Tanks
    Chapter 17 Acceptance Test Requirements
    17.1 Inspection of Completed Equipment
    17.2 Testing
    17.3 Welded Steel Tanks
    17.4 Bolted Steel Tanks
    17.5 Pressure Tanks
    17.6 Embankment-Supported Coated Fabric Tanks
    17.7 Concrete Tanks
    17.8 Wood Tanks
    17.9 Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Tanks -- Hydrostatic Test
    17.10 Disposal of Test Water
    17.11 Anti-Vortex Plate Inspection
    Chapter 18 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Tanks
    18.1 General
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Typical Installations
    Annex C Informational References
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