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    Keep up with the leading edge in standpipe design. Install standpipe and hose system with the latest requirements in NFPA 14.

    The 2019 edition of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems reflects the latest technologies and safety guidance, to help you improve fire protection and fire safety through correct design, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance.

    NFPA 14 is an industry essential from project planning throughout the life cycle of the standpipe system. Chapters address:

    • System components and hardware
    • Installation
    • Design
    • Plans and calculations
    • Water supply and water supply testing
    • System acceptance testing
    • Buildings under construction

    Updates in the 2019 edition include first-time coverage:

    • New requirements for "distance monitoring" and use of components to achieve "automated inspection and testing" reflect technology that allows for monitoring of certain conditions as well as inspecting and testing standpipe systems from a remote location.
    • New requirements for "open parking garages" permit manual standpipes in open parking garages under a certain height.
    • All-new Chapter 13 covers maritime standpipe and hose systems.
    • Terms and definitions are revised for consistency and clarified based on their use in the field.

    Other changes help improve safety and compliance:

    • Due to the ease with which a single connection can be compromised, this edition of NFPA 14 includes an updated required number of fire department connections.
    • Signage for pressure requirements is no longer required when the pressure is 150 psi or less, to align with NFPA 13E. Maximum pressure permitted at any point in the system is increased from 350 psi to 400 psi.
    • Revised criteria that clarifies that the required pressure is to be calculated at the outlet of the hose valve.
    • Clarified hydraulic calculation procedures specify that additional standpipes should be calculated at the point of connection rather than at the topmost outlet.
    • Revised provisions to delineate between a standpipe system main drain and individual standpipe drains.

    System designers, installers, insurance professionals, AHJs, and anyone responsible for the operational readiness of standpipe and hose systems need this expanded edition of NFPA 14. (Print, 60 pp., 2016)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2019 Current Edition)
    NFPA<sup>®</sup>14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems 2016 Edition

    NFPA® 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2019 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.
    Chapter 4 System Components and Hardware
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Pipe and Tube.
    4.3 Fittings.
    4.4 Joining of Pipe and Fittings.
    4.5 Valves.
    4.6 Hose Stations.
    4.7 Hose Connections.
    4.8 Fire Department Connections.
    4.9 Pressure-Regulating Devices.
    4.10 Signs.
    Chapter 5 System Requirements
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Automatic and Semiautomatic Dry Systems.
    5.3 Classes of Standpipe Systems.
    5.4 Required Type of System.
    5.5 Gauges.
    5.6 Waterflow and Supervisory Alarms.
    Chapter 6 Installation Requirements
    6.1 Location and Protection of Piping.
    6.2 Underground Piping.
    6.3 Gate Valves and Check Valves.
    6.4 Fire Department Connections.
    6.5 Support of Piping.
    6.6 Installation of Signs.
    6.7 Signs for Water Supply Pumps.
    6.8 Hydraulic Design Information Sign.
    Chapter 7 Design
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Pressure Limitation.
    7.3 Locations of Hose Connections.
    7.4 Number of Standpipes.
    7.5 Interconnection of Standpipes.
    7.6 Minimum Sizes for Standpipes and Branch Lines, Class I and Class III Standpipes.
    7.7 System Design and Sizing of Pipe for Delivery of System Demand.
    7.8 Minimum and Maximum Pressure Limits.
    7.9 Standpipe System Zones.
    7.10 Flow Rates.
    7.11 Drains and Test Riser.
    7.12 Fire Department Connections.
    Chapter 8 Plans and Calculations
    8.1 Plans and Specifications.
    8.2 Hydraulic Calculations.
    8.3 Hydraulic Calculation Procedures.
    Chapter 9 Water Supply
    9.1 Required Water Supply.
    9.2 Minimum Supply for Class I, Class II, and Class III Systems.
    Chapter 10 Water Supply Testing
    10.1 Water Supply Evaluation.
    10.2 Procedure.
    Chapter 11 System Acceptance
    11.1 General.
    11.2 Flushing of Piping.
    11.3 Hose Threads.
    11.4 Hydrostatic Tests.
    11.5 Flow Tests.
    11.6 Manual Valve Test.
    11.7 Automated Inspection and Testing Devices and Equipment.
    11.8 Alarm and Supervision Tests.
    11.9 Record Drawings, Test Reports, and Manuals.
    11.10 Signs.
    Chapter 12 Buildings Under Construction
    12.1 General.
    12.2 Fire Department Connections.
    12.3 Other System Features.
    12.4 Support of Piping.
    12.5 Hose Connections.
    12.6 Extension of System Piping.
    12.7 Temporary Installations.
    12.8 Timing of Water Supply Installation.
    12.9 Protection of Hose Connections and Fire Department Connections.
    Chapter 13 Maritime Standpipes and Hose Systems
    13.1 GeneralApplication.
    13.2 Components and Hardware.
    13.3 System Requirements.
    13.4 Installation.
    13.5 Design.
    13.6 Plans and Calculations.
    13.7 Water Supply.
    13.8 Water Supply Testing.
    13.9 System Acceptance.
    13.10 System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2016 Edition

    Install standpipe and hose system with updated requirements in NFPA 14.

    Water-based fire protection keeps evolving. The latest edition of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems reflects major industry changes, to help you improve fire protection and fire safety through correct design, installation, testing, inspection, and maintenance. It's an industry essential from project planning throughout the life of the standpipe or hose system.

    Revised for consistency with the 2016 edition of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 14 includes chapters on:

    • System components and hardware
    • Installation
    • Design
    • Plans and calculations
    • Water supply and water supply testing
    • System acceptance
    • Buildings under construction
    • Testing, inspection, and maintenance

    Significant revisions in this edition involve:

    • Protection of aboveground piping
    • Indicating-type valve requirement for controlling branch lines
    • Class I Systems
    • Horizontal exits
    • Clarified minimum sizes for standpipes and branch lines
    • Flow tests

    Bottom line: NFPA 14 is essential for system designers and installers along with insurance professionals, AHJs, and anyone responsible for the operational readiness of standpipe and hose systems. (Softbound, 59 pp., 2016)

     

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