NFPA 24: Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances

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2013 NFPA 24

2013 NFPA 24
2013 NFPA 24, Spanish
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Make sure water supplies are available when needed with NFPA 24.

An essential Standard for effective water-based fire protection, NFPA 24: Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances presents comprehensive requirements governing private fire service mains and private fire hydrants.

Reference the 2013 NFPA 24 for the latest information on location and identification of department connections, protection of fire service mains, and valves controlling water supplies. NFPA 24's criteria also addresses underground fire service mains and related equipment, yard piping that feeds automatic sprinkler systems, yard hydrants, standpipes, and other water-based systems. Updated definitions make this edition essential. (Softbound, 51 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 24 Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances 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
3.4 Hydrant Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Plans
4.2 Installation Work
Chapter 5 Water Supplies
5.1 Connection to Waterworks Systems
5.2 Size of Fire Mains
5.3 Pressure-Regulating Devices and Meters
5.4 Connection from Waterworks Systems
5.5 Connections to Public Water Systems
5.6 Pumps
5.7 Tanks
5.8 Penstocks, Flumes, Rivers, Lakes, or Reservoirs
5.9 Fire Department Connections
Chapter 6 Valves
6.1 Types of Valves
6.2 Valves Controlling Water Supplies
6.3 Post Indicator Valves
6.4 Valves in Pits
6.5 Backflow Prevention Assemblies
6.6 Sectional Valves
6.7 Identifying and Securing Valves
6.8 Check Valves
Chapter 7 Hydrants
7.1 General
7.2 Number and Location
7.3 Installation
Chapter 8 Hose Houses and Equipment
8.1 General
8.2 Location
8.3 Construction
8.4 Size and Arrangement
8.5 Marking
8.6 General Equipment
8.7 Domestic Service Use Prohibited
Chapter 9 Master Streams
9.1 Master Streams
9.2 Application and Special Considerations
Chapter 10 Underground Piping
10.1 Piping Materials
10.2 Fittings
10.3 Joining of Pipe and Fittings
10.4 Depth of Cover
10.5 Protection Against Freezing
10.6 Protection Against Damage
10.7 Requirement for Laying Pipe
10.8 Joint Restraint
10.9 Backfilling
10.10 Testing and Acceptance
Chapter 11 Hydraulic Calculations
11.1 Calculations in U.S. Customary Units
11.2 Calculations in SI Units
Chapter 12 Aboveground Pipe and Fittings
12.1 General
12.2 Protection of Piping
Chapter 13 Sizes of Aboveground and Buried Pipe
13.1 Private Service Mains
13.2 Mains Not Supplying Hydrants
13.3 Mains Supplying Fire Protection Systems
Chapter 14 System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
14.1 General
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Valve Supervision Issues
Annex C Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing
Annex D Recommended Practice for Marking of Hydrants
Annex E Informational References

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Sample (NFPA 10, 2010)* Wheeled fire extinguishers shall be considered for hazard protection where fulfillment of the following requirementsis necessary: in areas in which a fire risk assessment has shown the following:

(4) (1) High hazard areas are present.

(5) (2) Limited available personnel Limited available personnel are present, thereby requiring an extinguisher that has the following features:

(1) (a) High agent flow rates

(2) (b) Increased agent stream range

(3) (c) Increased agent capacity