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NFPA 20 - Series Fire Pump Units - Changes to the 2016 Edition

Blog Post created by cduffy Employee on Jun 19, 2015

For those of you who had an opportunity to read an article I wrote in the November/December 2012 edition of NFPA Journal (http://www.nfpa.org/newsandpublications/nfpa-journal/2012/november-december-2012/features/pressure-points) regarding the ongoing debate surrounding series fire pump units you will be glad to hear that the debate has ended. In the upcoming 2016 edition of NFPA 20 several new requirements can be found on fire pump units installed in series in Chapter 4; this will be especially important for those of you who are frequently involved in high-rise projects. New requirements that provide criteria for protection of wire, status signals, and communication all necessary if you wish to install fire pumps in different rooms throughout a structure. To review these new requirements prior to the release of the 2016 edition of NFPA 20 visit www.nfpa.org/20next and peruse the first and second draft report.

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