NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
Current Edition: 2013 Next Edition: 2016

Alerts: Receive e-mail updates on this document Manage my alerts

Alert Me
Please confirm you would like to be alerted the next time we post new information about document .
Alerts will be sent to the e-mail address on your user profile:

Thank you for signing up for alerts.

Committee members: Sign-in to view your documents.
Buy This Edition
NFPA 20:
2013 Edition
Item #: 2013
List: from $54.50
Member: from $49.05

What is NFPA 20?
NFPA 20: Document Scope
1.1* Scope. A.1.1 For more information, see NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 695. 1.1.1 This standard deals with the selection and installation of pumps supplying liquid for private fire protection. 1.1.2 The scope of this document shall include liquid supplies; suction, discharge, and auxiliary equipment; power supplies, including power supply arrangements; electric drive and control; diesel engine drive and control; steam turbine drive and control; and acceptance tests and operation. 1.1.3 This standard does not cover system liquid supply capacity and pressure requirements, nor does it cover requirements for periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire pump systems. 1.1.4 This standard does not cover the requirements for installation wiring of fire pump units.

NFPA 20 protects life and property by providing requirements for the selection and installation of pumps to ensure that systems will work as intended to deliver adequate and reliable water supplies in a fire emergency.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 20 address?

Criteria address the full range of issues and apply to all types of pumps including those for high-rise buildings, centrifugal, vertical shaft turbine-type, and positive displacement.

Table of Contents

Articles and Reports
News about NFPA codes and standards

ADVERTISEMENT

Find a code or standard

Bottom blue line

Free access     NEC    Sparky the Fire Dog       NFPA Conference & Expo       NFPA Journal       Sprinklers       Wildland fires      Journal Buyer's' Guide   NEC Buyers' Guide