2016 NFPA 24 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    For everyone from designers to Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), the latest edition of NFPA 24 is a must-have resource.

    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 2016 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.

    To help you improve water-based fire protection effectiveness, the 2016 NFPA 24 was rewritten with a more user-friendly structure. Technical changes include:

    • Clarified valve arrangement requirements and added Annex figures are consistent with NFPA 13.
    • Revised Section 6.1 helps users identify the permitted exceptions to indicating valves, and also now permits non-listed tapping sleeve and valve assemblies in connections to municipal water supplies.
    • An added statement allows underground fittings to be used aboveground to transition to aboveground piping.
    • Because steel pipe is required to be listed other than in the Fire Department Connection (FDC) line, steel underground piping references were removed from the table in Chapter 10.

    Make sure water supplies are ready when needed. Don't overlook this vital element of your fire protection plan. (Softbound, 54 pp., 2016)


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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 24 Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains andTheir Appurtenances, 2016 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, Rivers, Lakes, or Reservoirs
    5.9 Remote Fire Department Connections
    Chapter 6 Water Supply Connections
    6.1 Valves
    6.2 Connections to 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 Requirements
    10.1 Piping
    10.2 Fittings
    10.3 Connection of Pipe, Fittings, and Appurtenances
    10.4 Protection of Private Fire Service Mains
    10.5 Grounding and Bonding
    10.6 Restraint
    10.7 Steep Grades
    10.8 Installation Requirements
    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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    411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.


    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.


    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).


    411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or 

    411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.

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