Dear NFPA Xchange,
NFPA 14-7.2.4 states " Where more than two hose connections are used down stream of a pressure-regulating device the following conditions shall apply:
(4) An equally sized bypass around the pressure-regulating device(s), with a normally closed control valve, shall be installed.
Question: Is there any exceptions in providing a bypass for each main riser PRV? The apartment complex has limited stairwell space where the PRVs are going to be located at each stairwell at 5 locations. Would providing individual PRVs to each individual standpipe hose valve connection be the only solution if space is an issue. Drawing is attached below.