NFPA Journal examines the debate over provisions in NFPA 20

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Nov 8, 2012

NFPA 20How the 2013 edition of NFPA 20, Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, should address the issue of series fire pumps apparently created some waves during the standard's revision process.

Chad Duffy, NFPA staff liaison for NFPA 20, discussed the debate over this provision and others in the latest issue of NFPA Journal. According to Duffy's feature, NFPA's voting members at this year's Association Technical Meeting opted in favor of a Certified Amending Motion that dismissed certain changes related to series fire pumps originally approved by the committee. 

"While everyone involved in the discussion wants the standard to require systems that are as reliable as possible, not everyone agrees on how that should happen, and series fire pumps are at the center of that debate," says Duffy.

Get all the specifics about the new edition of NFPA 20 in the new issue of NFPA Journal.