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Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Dedication

About the Contributors

About the Editor

PART ONE

An Overview of Fire Pump Configurations

PART TWO

NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2013 Edition, with Commentary

1 Administration

1.1 Scope

1.2 Purpose

1.3 Application

1.4 Retroactivity

1.5 Equivalency

1.6 Units

2 Referenced Publications

2.1 General

2.2 NFPA Publications

2.3 Other Publications

2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

3 Definitions

3.1 General

3.2 NFPA Official Definitions

3.3 General Definitions

4 General Requirements

4.1 Pumps

4.2 Approval Required

4.3 Pump Operation

4.4 Fire Pump Unit Performance

4.5 Certified Shop Test

4.6 Liquid Supplies

4.7 Pumps, Drivers, and Controllers

4.8 Centrifugal Fire Pump Capacities

4.9 Nameplate

4.10 Pressure Gauges

4.11 Circulation Relief Valve

4.12 Equipment Protection

4.13 Pipe and Fittings

4.14 Suction Pipe and Fittings

4.15 Discharge Pipe and Fittings

4.16 Valve Supervision

4.17 Protection of Piping Against Damage Due to Movement

4.18 Relief Valves for Centrifugal Pumps

4.19 Pumps Arranged in Series

4.20 Water Flow Test Devices

4.21 Steam Power Supply Dependability

4.22 Shop Tests

4.23 Pump Shaft Rotation

4.24 Other Signals

4.25 Pressure Maintenance (Jockey or Make-Up) Pumps

4.26 Summary of Centrifugal Fire Pump Data

4.27 Backflow Preventers and Check Valves

4.28 Earthquake Protection

4.29 Packaged Fire Pump Assemblies

4.30 Pressure Actuated Controller Pressure Sensing Lines

4.31 Break Tanks

4.32 Field Acceptance Test of Pump Units

5 Fire Pumps for High-Rise Buildings

5.1 General

5.2 Equipment Access

5.3 Water Supply Tanks

5.4 Fire Pump Test Arrangement

5.5 Auxiliary Power

5.6 Very Tall Buildings

6 Centrifugal Pumps

6.1 General

6.2 Factory and Field Performance

6.3 Fittings

6.4 Foundation and Setting

6.5 Connection to Driver and Alignment

7 Vertical Shaft Turbine–Type Pumps

7.1 General

7.2 Water Supply

7.3 Pump

7.4 Installation

7.5 Driver

7.6 Operation and Maintenance

8 Positive Displacement Pumps

8.1 General

8.2 Foam Concentrate and Additive Pumps

8.3 Water Mist System Pumps

8.4 Water Mist Positive Displacement Pumping Units

8.5 Fittings

8.6 Pump Drivers

8.7 Controllers

8.8 Foundation and Setting

8.9 Driver Connection and Alignment

8.10 Flow Test Devices

9 Electric Drive for Pumps

9.1 General

9.2 Normal Power

9.3 Alternate Power

9.4 Voltage Drop

9.5 Motors

9.6 On-Site Standby Generator Systems

9.7 Junction Boxes

9.8 Listed Electrical Circuit Protective System to Controller Wiring

9.9 Raceway Terminations

10 Electric-Drive Controllers and Accessories

10.1 General

10.2 Location

10.3 Construction

10.4 Components

10.5 Starting and Control

10.6 Controllers Rated in Excess of 600 V

10.7 Limited Service Controllers

10.8 Power Transfer for Alternate Power Supply

10.9 Controllers for Additive Pump Motors

10.10 Controllers with Variable Speed Pressure Limiting Control or Variable Speed Suction Limiting Control

11 Diesel Engine Drive

11.1 General

11.2 Engines

11.3 Pump Room

11.4 Fuel Supply and Arrangement

11.5 Engine Exhaust

11.6 Diesel Engine Driver System Operation

12 Engine Drive Controllers

12.1 Application

12.2 Location

12.3 Construction

12.4 Components

12.5 Battery Recharging

12.6 Battery Chargers

12.7 Starting and Control

12.8 Air-Starting Engine Controllers

13 Steam Turbine Drive

13.1 General

13.2 Turbine

13.3 Installation

14 Acceptance Testing, Performance, and Maintenance

14.1 Hydrostatic Tests and Flushing

14.2 Field Acceptance Tests

14.3 Record Drawings, Test Reports, Manuals, Special Tools, and Spare Parts

14.4 Periodic Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

14.5 Component Replacement

Annexes

Annex A Explanatory Material

Annex B Possible Causes of Pump Troubles

Annex C Informational References

Annex D Material Extracted by NFPA 70, Article 695

PART THREE

Water Supply Requirements, Water Demand, Hydrants, Tanks, and Piping

Section 1 Complete Text of NFPA 291, Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, 2013 Edition, with Commentary

Section 2 Complete Text of NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, 2013 Edition, with Commentary

Section 3 Section 18.4 and Annex E, NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2012 Edition, with Commentary

Section 4 Extracts with Commentary from NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2008 Edition

Section 5 Extracts with Commentary from NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2010 Edition

Section 6 Extracts with Commentary from NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013 Edition

PART FOUR

Supplements

1 Interrelationship of NFPA Standards Pertaining to a Fire Pump Installation

2 Commissioning and Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Forms for Fire Pumps

3 NEC® Article 695, Fire Pumps

4 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2010 to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 20

NFPA 20 Index

Important Notices and Legal Disclaimers

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