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Flow Testing Standpipes

Flow Testing Standpipes

Seeking Solutions in NFPA 25 to Unusual Challenges Inspection, testing and maintenance service providers face many challenges, which we in the “training community” often espouse in articles and live seminars. All too often, we focus on the obvious issues associated with liability, contractual structure and responsibilities to meet requirements of NFPA …

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AHJ Perspective: Water, Water Everywhere

AHJ Perspective: Water, Water Everywhere

In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, there is a line that reads, “Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” If we were to write an epic poem about fighting fires in high-rise buildings, we might change the rhyme to read, “Water, water somewhere, and we need …

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Questions on NFPA 14?

Questions on NFPA 14

Informal Interpretations Offer Assistance on Standpipes The informal interpretations featured here address standpipes. AFSA’s informal interpretations are provided to AFSA members by Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services Roland Huggins, P.E. and Manager of Fire Protection Engineering Tom Wellen, P.E. These opinions are provided for the benefit of the requesting party, and are provided with the understanding that AFSA …

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Leyton Appointed NFPA 14 Chairman

AFSA Representative Dedicates Time, Expertise on Technical Committee The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) serves its members in numerous ways: through training, education, technical representation, and social networking among others. A major workhorse for AFSA is serving on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees to impact the standards-making process. NFPA technical committees keep codes and standards up to date. Numerous AFSA …

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NFPA 14, 2016 Edition

NFPA 14

The State of the Standard NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, has been radically revised since I first came onto the committee in the second half of the 2000 cycle. The 1996 edition contained less than one page of definitions, did not make specific provisions for high-rise buildings, and referred …

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