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Hi FPS(s), I am fairly new to the fire protection industry and I was tasked by my senior to study and familiarize myself with NFPA 13 and other NFPA codes(NFPA 14,20 & etc.). I know that this is very important considering that I will have to comply with all the applicable codes and standards in designing fire protection system and I am doing just… (Show more)
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Please recommend a suitable detector for sulfur storage. Please explain the reason why you recommend it.
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Kindly clarify Black steel pipe can be used in the  foam concentrate line?   As per NFPA 16 2019    Clause  Foam concentrate  pipe and valve shall me made of one of the following materials  1.Brass 2.Bronze 3.Stainless steel (304 or 316) 4.Other materials accordance with manufacturer certification and approved by AHJ
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As per NFPA 14 ( if a standpipe is serving 3 hose reels at a particular floor then we must accommodate 750 gpm thru it. If I have a building that is spread over a large area but a pump that is limited to 500 gpm, does this mean I have to give separate stand pipes to every 2 hose reels? There are many hose reels installed but if I… (Show more)
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Good day, I wanna limit the shutoff pressure of the firewater pump to a value equal to 105% of the rated head without installing a PCV on the discharge manifold. A supplier offered a pressure sensor to control the shutoff pressure. Is it compliant to the requirements of the NFPA 20 or not cause I didn't find an answer.
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Hi everyone, I am designing a system that has automatic sprinklers, deluge system, hoses and hydrants. Once I finish the hydraulic calculation of the systems working together, when I try to select the pump system, in NFPA 20 (2016) 4.9.1 it sais: "A centrifugal fire pump for fire protection shall be selected so that the greatest single demand for… (Show more)
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smoke/CO alarm inquiry i've searched extensively, cant find s specific answer. I live in Pennsylvania House built in about year 2000 it has about 4 smoke detectors, i do NOT believe they are wired to 120-V, i blieve they are wired to a DSC alarm system through standard low voltage alarm wire. I am eventually taking out the OLD dsc alarm system… (Show more)
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Dear Pro,   i am making a list of the locations the "inspector test connection" is mandatory to be placed as we are getting alot of contractors question of its presence. NFPA 13 states that it shall be installed where there is an alarm check valve. The alarm test connection shall be permitted to be installed in any location on the… (Show more)
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This is a existing non-sprinkled that was build in the early 70's with a existing 4" standpipe and 4" FDC. The existing pump is non listed and not working.  Sense it is not a high rise. It is a manual wet standpipe with small city water connection.
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CFC 2016 Requirements: 1103.7.5 Group R-1: A manual fire alarm system and automatic smoke alarms shall be installed in existing Group R-I. Exception: automatic smoke alarms Except if existing building equipped with an approved, supervised sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.   My question is can we provide Automatic… (Show more)
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