Break Tanks in Highrise Buildings

Blog Post created by david.hague Employee on Apr 23, 2019


In my recent NFPA® Live session I covered the challenges of managing the high pressures needed in the standpipe and sprinkler systems in high-rise buildings. This included various techniques related to the following: moving water to the upper floors of a high-rise building, helping prevent exposure to firefighters and system components from the dangerously high pressures in a standpipe system, accepted methods of water storage in high-rise buildings, and how certain pressure regulating components work and how they are used.

I received this follow-up question from a member. I hope you find some value in it.

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