• Pnueumatic Test For FM200 Piping.

    Hi Guys,   For pneumatic test can we use air pressure instead of nitrogen?     Thanks,   Naqash
    created by naqash.kazmi

    Hi   What is the technical difference between UL listed Fire Pumps & Non UL listed Fire Pumps? Is there any performance difference or any other working principal difference?
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  • Fire Pump

    Dear NFPA   Does NPFA 20 strictly specify that a Fire Pump should be ULFM Listed? Our country’s fire code looks at NFPA Standards as a basis for designing fire protection systems.  I want to know al...
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  • May I request to know the requirement of SCH40 pipe pressure test in Clean Agent such as FM-200 and Novec 1230 system?

    Hello Sir/ Madam,   This is Mr. Wai Yan from Rhino Shield Co., Ltd. May I request to know the requirement of SCH40 pipe pressure test in Clean Agent such as FM-200 and Novec 1230 system? What is the pressure r...
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  • Ventilation requirement at fire pump room

    According to ventilation of a typical engine room it is suggested that temperature of the room should not exceed 49°C. Could anyone help me regarding NFPA suggestion about firepump room ventilation. Typically in ...
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  • Can items be stored on top of a flammable safety cabinet?

    I was wondering if you are able to store items on top of the safety cabinet containing flammable chemicals. Is there any restrictions on what you can and cannot store according to OSHA and NFPA? Or are we able to stor...
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  • Software for sprinkler system design

    Dear All, I want to design sprinkler system for a building by use of software. Can anyone provide information, where can I get software? I really would appreciate for your assistance. Regards, Maqsood
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  • Evaluation of Fire Pump Test Results

    #I would like to request your clarification for below standard as we have doubt to compare the pump test result which we recently done. (2) Fire pump test results are no less than 95 percent of the fl...
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  • Over side of the recommendations of NFPA 30

    Dear guys, I have a question about Foam protection for Warehouse Class IB. As requirement of Table Max Storage heigh 25ft, Max ceiling 30ft but in my project have Storage heigh 28ft & ceiling ...
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  • NFPA 2016 Changes

    Can someone upload the 2nd draft document for the 2016 NFPA 13?  I need to quickly identify the changes from the 2013 to the 2016. Why were the black bars removed from the margin? 
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    WE ARE HAVING HELPAD AREA IS 40 x 40m and landing area is 20x 20m. Helipad is more than 40m away from buildings. As per NFPA 418 do we need to have foam system with deluge.   What are the conditions to avoid foa...
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  • can a fire damper be considered as weakest element for a room protected by clean agent system to evaluate peak pressure??

    Please clarify if a fire damper used for a smoke management system or air handling be considered as weakest element for a room protected by clean agent system while evaluating peak pressure during an integrity test. P...
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  • Clean agent system Pneumatic Test Requirement

    NFPA 2001 is required the below mentioned pneumatic test. The piping shall be pneumatically tested in a closed circuit for a period of 10 minutes at 40 psi.   My contract spec require 150...
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  • Is the High Expansion Foam a proper fire extinguishing agent for LPG Impounding pond fire?

    Dear Expert! I have seen many places are adopting the practice of using the high-expansion foam for their impounding pond which take the spill of LPG from the sphere tank.  As I go through NFPA 11, it states as...
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  • Inspection and Testing of Sprinkler Pressure-Reducing Valves

    13.5.1 Inspection and Testing of Sprinkler Pressure-Reducing Valves A partial flow test adequate to move the valve from its seat shall be conducted annually - How to perform the partial flow A ful...
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  • Fire extinguishers for generators??

    A building contractor is telling me that I need to install a fire extinguisher (properly sized/rated) within the enclosure of my exterior standby-power generator. I cannot find a requirement for this in NFPA 1, NFPA 1...
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  • Does attaching sprinkler main to structure rigidly omit bracing?

    1. There is no roof and sprinkler feed main had to be run along structural wall on knee brackets or using pipe clamps to feed a detached portion of a building. 2. Fancy architectural building with ceiling tight to be...
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  • Noise Level  in Diesel Engine driven Fire Pumpset

    We have a query regarding permitted NOISE LEVEL of a Fire Pump installed in a Gas Station. NFPA 20 does not indicate any such requirement. Environmental Agencies would like to enforce a noise level 75 db as applicab...
    created by pulak
  • Storing of Fire Extinguishers

    Where can I find the requirements for the storage of fire extinguishers and associated chemicals?
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  • NFPA 25 (3) 30 minutes flow at peak load question

    Anyone have comments on how they deal with Sentence 3? :   NFPA 25 - For installations having an automatic transfer switch, the following test shall be per-formed to ensure that the overcurrent protecti...
    created by dwelch