Category: Fire Protection Water Supplies
Sep
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When considering property risks, fire is usually the first that comes to mind due to its common occurrence and potentially large consequences. However, from a frequency perspective, water/liquid leakage losses are more frequent with many…

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Feb
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Water tanks for fire protection (whether suction tanks for fire pumps, pressure tanks or gravity tanks) are sometimes needed where: a water utility cannot provide adequate flow, pressure and/or duration for a site, if it…

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Jun
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In the 2011 Edition of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, the frequency of exercising electric motor driven fire pumps was changed from weekly to monthly; exercising of diesel engine…

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Apr
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Break tanks are utilized in fire protection systems for three main reasons: As a backflow prevention device between the jurisdictional water supply and the fire pump suction. In this case the jurisdiction chooses not to…

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Dec
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Booster pumps are often needed to boost the pressure of the city water supply to make it adequate for sprinkler system designs. However, an unintended result could be obtaining pressures that are too high. This…

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Dec
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The term fire pump is often used to describe both a fire pump and a booster pump. While the pumps themselves can be the same in both instances, the terms describe different arrangements. A fire…

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Apr
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The use of fire pumps for fire protection is certainly not new – the initial NFPA Technical committee to establish uniform guidelines for proper and effective installation of fire pumps dates back to 1899. Over…

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Nov
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Fire pumps and fire booster pumps are critical pieces of equipment when it comes to providing an adequate fire protection water supply for many industrial and commercial properties. Fire pumps are needed at sites where…

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Mar
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“Back to Basics.” It may be cliché, but with respect to property conservation, it could be the difference between a fire being controlled or one that completely destroys a building. When a fire protection survey…

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