Preplanning and coordination of standpipe systems, fire pumps and pump controllers are crucial to minimize delays and reduce change orders.
September 4, 2023
In the second part of this series, we look at the essential elements and equipment of fire protection design, such as standpipe systems, fire pumps and pump controllers. Preplanning and coordination are crucial to minimize delays and reduce change orders when constructing a fire sprinkler system.
Coordinating the design with other building system trades and stakeholders can lead to a smoother installation and a safer building.
July 1, 2023
An efficient project can save time and money. Coordination efforts during the design phase of the fire protection system can reduce the number of conflicts in the field, keep the project budget in line and construction progress on schedule by minimizing delays.
After 20 years, this simple system is serving us well: permitting fire protection professionals to properly identify and install fire sprinklers.
May 1, 2023
More than two decades ago, NFPA 13 required alpha-numeric markings on all fire sprinklers. Read on to learn the history of these markings, called sprinkler identification numbers, and how they are used today.
A smaller-sized fuel tank will fit in a room easier, present a lower fire hazard, and cost less in equipment and fuel.
January 6, 2023
The 2022 edition of NFPA 25 modified the formula to determine the capacity of the fuel storage tank for diesel-driven fire pump systems. Read on to discover the rationale behind the technical committee’s actions.
Understanding the owner’s master plan helps design the life safety systems to accommodate future growth without a costly retrofit.
December 5, 2022
Part four in a four-part series on cannabis facility design. This article describes the common safety systems typically required in cannabis cultivation facilities, with a focus on the cultivation side of an indoor facility.
A potential exists for liabilities associated with its discharge, so make sure to develop a plan for containment, drainage and possibly treatment.
December 5, 2022
In this month’s column, learn how the term “gaslighting” came about and how gas pressure affects gas lights. Plus, IAPMO is looking for comments on the new versions of the Water Efficiency Standard; the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code; and the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code.
The NFPA’s 13, 13D and 13R standards spell out when fire sprinkler systems should include freeze protection. Read on to discover sources to determine an area’s minimum temperature and whether freeze protection is warranted.