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NFPA 14 2010: A Guide to the Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

NFPA 14 2010: A Guide to the Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems

NFPA 14 2010 is a standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that provides requirements for the installation of standpipe and hose systems to ensure that systems will work as intended to deliver adequate and reliable water supplies in a fire emergency[^1^]. Standpipe and hose systems are fixed piping systems that provide a means for manual application of water on fires in buildings[^1^]. They consist of standpipes, hoses, nozzles, valves, pressure regulators, and other components that are designed to meet the specific fire protection needs of different types of buildings and occupancies[^1^]. NFPA 14 2010 covers the minimum requirements for the design, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of standpipe and hose systems in new and existing buildings[^1^]. It also provides guidance on how to select the appropriate class and type of system, how to determine the water supply and pressure requirements, how to size and layout the piping network, how to install and secure the system components, how to conduct acceptance and periodic tests, and how to document and record the system performance[^1^]. NFPA 14 2010 is intended to be used by architects, engineers, contractors, installers, inspectors, owners, and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) who are involved in the planning, design, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of standpipe and hose systems[^1^]. NFPA 14 2010 is also referenced by other NFPA standards that address fire protection systems in specific occupancies or hazards, such as NFPA 13 (sprinkler systems), NFPA 20 (fire pumps), NFPA 101 (life safety code), NFPA 5000 (building construction and safety code), and NFPA 850 (fire protection for electric generating plants and high voltage direct current converter stations)[^1^]. NFPA 14 2010 is available for free online access through the NFPA website[^2^], or for purchase as a printed or digital document through the NFPA catalog[^3^]. NFPA 14 2010 is updated periodically to reflect the latest technologies and safety practices in the field of fire protection engineering. The current edition of NFPA 14 is 2019[^1^], which incorporates several changes and revisions from the previous edition. Some of the major changes include:

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  • Clarification of the scope and application of the standard[^1^]

  • Reorganization of chapters and sections for better readability and usability[^1^]

  • Revision of definitions and terminology for consistency with other NFPA standards[^1^]

  • Expansion of requirements for class I systems in high-rise buildings[^1^]

  • Addition of requirements for class III systems in buildings with sprinkler systems[^1^]

  • Modification of requirements for pressure regulation devices[^1^]

  • Enhancement of requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance[^1^]

  • Update of references to other NFPA standards[^1^]

NFPA 14 2010 is an important standard that provides guidance on how to install standpipe and hose systems that can effectively control and extinguish fires in buildings. By following the requirements and recommendations of NFPA 14 2010, building owners and occupants can ensure that they have a reliable and safe water supply system that can protect their lives and property from fire hazards. e0e6b7cb5c


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