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Content DescriptionKeep 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.
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