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    STATIONARY FIRE PUMPS HANDBOOK

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    Superseded date:  09-02-2019

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    Published date:  01-01-2016

    Publisher:  National Fire Protection Association

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    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Dedication
    About the Contributors
    About the Editor
    An Overview of Fire Pump Configurations
    PART ONE - NFPA[R] 20, Standard for the Installation
               of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection,
               with Commentary
    1 - Administration
    2 - Referenced Publications
    3 - Definitions
    4 - General Requirements
    5 - Fire Pumps for High-Rise Buildings
    6 - Centrifugal Pumps
    7 - Vertical Shaft Turbine-Type Pumps
    8 - Positive Displacement Pumps
    9 - Electric Drive for Pumps
    10 - Electric-Drive Controllers and Accessories
    11 - Diesel Engine Drive
    12 - Engine Drive Controllers
    13 - Steam Turbine Drive
    14 - Acceptance Testing, Performance, and Maintenance
    ANNEX A - Explanatory Material
    ANNEX B - Possible Causes of Pump Troubles
    ANNEX C - Fire Pump Controller Connectivity
    ANNEX D - Informational References
    ANNEX E - Material Extracted by NFPA 70, Article 695
    PART TWO - Water Supply Requirements, Water Demand,
               Hydrants, Tanks, and Piping
    Section 1 - Complete Text of NFPA[R] 291, Recommended
                Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking
                of Hydrants, 2016 Edition, with Commentary
    Section 2 - Complete Text of NFPA[R] 24, Standard for
                the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains
                and Their Appurtenances, 2016 Edition,
                with Commentary
    Section 3 - Sections 18.4 and 18.5 NFPA[R] 1, Fire Code,
                2015 Edition with Commentary
    Section 4 - Extracts with Commentary from NFPA[R] 22,
                Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire
                Protection, 2013 Edition
    Section 5 - Extracts with Commentary from NFPA 14,
                Standard for the Installation of Standpipe
                and Hose Systems, 2013 Edition
    Section 6 - Extracts with Commentary from NFPA 13,
                Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
                Systems, 2016 Edition
    PART THREE - Supplements
    Supplement 1 - Considerations When Designing and
                   Selecting a Fire Pump
    Supplement 2 - Interrelationship of NFPA Standards
                   Pertaining to a Fire Pump Installation
    Supplement 3 - Commissioning and Inspection,
                   Testing, and Maintenance Forms for
                   Fire Pumps
    Supplement 4 - NEC[R]Article 695, Fire Pumps
    Supplement 5 - Technical/Substantive Changes
                   from the 2013 to 2016 Edition of
                   NFPA 20
    NFPA 20 Index
    Important Notices and Legal Disclaimers

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    Presents examples of various fire pump configurations and explains the purpose of the components of those pumps.

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    Development Note Also included in NFPA 20 SET. (05/2007) 2010 Version is also available in Spanish; See NFPA 20 HDBK SPANISH. (08/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher National Fire Protection Association
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    UL 1247 : 5ED 2007 DIESEL ENGINES FOR DRIVING STATIONARY FIRE PUMPS
    AWWA C905 : 2010 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) PRESSURE PIPE AND FABRICATED FITTINGS, 14 IN. THROUGH 48 IN. (350 MM THROUGH 1,200 MM), FOR WATER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
    NFPA 22 : 2013 WATER TANKS FOR PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION
    NFPA 750 : 2015 WATER MIST FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    UL 448A : 1 FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS AND CONNECTING SHAFTS FOR STATIONARY FIRE PUMPS
    AWWA C606 : 2015 GROOVED AND SHOULDERED JOINTS
    AWWA C153/A21.53 : 2011 DUCTILE-IRON COMPACT FITTINGS
    AWWA C909 : 2009 MOLECULARLY ORIENTED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVCO) PRESSURE PIPE, 4 IN. (100 MM) AND LARGER
    NEMA MG 1 : 2016 MOTORS AND GENERATORS
    UL 50E : 2 ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    AWWA C207 : 2013 STEEL PIPE FLANGES FOR WATERWORKS SERVICE, SIZES 4 IN. THROUGH 144 IN. (100 MM THROUGH 3,600 MM)
    NFPA 25 : 2017 INSPECTION, TESTING, AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER-BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    AWWA C400 : 2003 ASBESTOS-CEMENT PRESSURE PIPE, 4 IN. THROUGH 16 IN. (100 MM THROUGH 400 MM), FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
    AWWA C205 : 2012 CEMENT-MORTAR PROTECTIVE LINING AND COATING FOR STEEL WATER PIPE - 4 IN. (100 MM) AND LARGER - SHOP APPLIED
    UL 194 : 6 GASKETED JOINTS FOR DUCTILE-IRON PIPE AND FITTINGS FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE
    IEEE C62.41 : 1991 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON SURGE VOLTAGES IN LOW-VOLTAGE AC POWER CIRCUITS
    UL 50 : 2015 ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, NON-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
    ASME B16.1 : 2015 Gray Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings: Classes 25, 125, and 250
    NFPA 241 : 2013 SAFEGUARDING CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, AND DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
    ASME B31.1 : 2016 POWER PIPING
    NFPA 780 : 2017 INSTALLATION OF LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS
    NFPA 110 : 2016 EMERGENCY AND STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS
    CFR 29(PTS1900-1910) : 0 LABOR - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    NFPA 1963 : 2014 FIRE HOSE CONNECTIONS
    ASME B31.9 : 2014 BUILDING SERVICES PIPING
    ASME PV CODE SET : 2017 BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL CODE - COMPLETE SET
    ANSI/AWWA C115/A21.15 : 2011 FLANGED DUCTILE-IRON PIPE WITH DUCTILE-IRON OR GRAY-IRON THREADED FLANGES
    ANSI/AWWA C200 : 2017 STEEL WATER PIPE, 6 IN. (150 MM) AND LARGER
    NFPA 850 : 2015 FIRE PROTECTION FOR ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANTS AND HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT CONVERTER STATIONS
    AWWA C104/A21.4 : 2016 CEMENT - MORTAR LINING FOR DUCTILE-IRON PIPE AND FITTINGS EFFECTIVE
    NFPA 170 : 2018 FIRE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SYMBOLS
    AWWA C906:2015 POLYETHYLENE (PE) PRESSURE PIPE AND FITTINGS, 4 IN. THROUGH 65 IN. (100 MM THROUGH 1,650 MM), FOR WATERWORKS
    ASTM A 135 : 2005 Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Steel Pipe
    AGMA 922 : A LOAD CLASSIFICATION AND SERVICE FACTORS FOR FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS
    AWWA M14 : 3 RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR BACKFLOW PREVENTION AND CROSS-CONNECTION CONTROL
    AWWA C151/A21.51 : 2017 DUCTILE-IRON PIPE, CENTRIFUGALLY CAST
    NFPA 80A : 2017 PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS FROM EXTERIOR FIRE EXPOSURES
    NFPA 5000 : 2018 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY CODE
    NFPA 13R : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES
    AWWA C600 : 2010 INSTALLATION OF DUCTILE-IRON MAINS AND THEIR APPURTENANCES
    AWWA C208 : 2012 DIMENSIONS FOR FABRICATED STEEL WATER PIPE FITTINGS
    AWWA M41 : 3 DUCTILE-IRON PIPE AND FITTINGS
    AWWA C150/A21.50 : 2014 THICKNESS DESIGN OF DUCTILE-IRON PIPE
    ANSI B11.19 : 2010 PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR SAFEGUARDING
    NFPA 496 : 2017 PURGED AND PRESSURIZED ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    AWWA M11 : 2004 STEEL PIPE: A GUIDE FOR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
    NFPA 291 : 2016 FIRE FLOW TESTING AND MARKING OF HYDRANTS
    NFPA 88A : 2015 PARKING STRUCTURES
    ANSI/AWWA C300 : 2016 REINFORCED CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE, STEEL - CYLINDER TYPE
    ASME B16.4 : 2016 GRAY IRON THREADED FITTINGS: CLASSES 125 AND 250
    IEEE/ASTM SI 10 : 2010 METRIC PRACTICE
    NFPA 1961 : 2013 FIRE HOSE
    UL 1449 : 4 SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    UL 218 : 3 FIRE PUMP CONTROLLERS
    NFPA 24 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF PRIVATE FIRE SERVICE MAINS AND THEIR APPURTENANCES
    UL 508 : 1999 INDUSTRIAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT
    NFPA 1451 : 2013 FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLE OPERATIONS TRAINING PROGRAM
    NFPA 15 : 2017 WATER SPRAY FIXED SYSTEMS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    ASME B16.25 : 2012 BUTTWELDING ENDS
    ISO 15540:2016 Ships and marine technology Fire resistance of non-metallic hose assemblies and non-metallic compensators Test methods
    NFPA 10 : 2018 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    UL 1004-5 : 2 FIRE PUMP MOTORS
    NEMA ICS 15 : 2011(R2017) INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE HANDLING, INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC FIRE PUMP CONTROLLERS RATED NOT MORE THAN 600 V
    ASTM A 795/A795M : 2013 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Black and Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe for Fire Protection Use
    AWWA C603 : 2005 INSTALLATION OF ASBESTOS CEMENT PRESSURE PIPE
    NFPA 14 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STANDPIPE AND HOSE SYSTEMS
    AWWA A100 : 2015 WATER WELLS
    AWWA C302 : 2016 REINFORCED CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE, NONCYLINDER TYPE
    ASTM B 88 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube
    NFPA 220 : 2018 TYPES OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
    NFPA 1142 : 2017 WATER SUPPLIES FOR SUBURBAN AND RURAL FIRE FIGHTING
    ASCE 7 10 : 2010 MINIMUM DESIGN LOADS FOR BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES
    ASME B16.9 : 2012 FACTORY-MADE WROUGHT BUTTWELDING FITTINGS
    FM 1336 : 2011 FLEXIBLE FIRE PUMP COUPLINGS AND FLEXIBLE CONNECTING SHAFTS FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE
    AWWA C111/A21.11 : 2017 RUBBER-GASKET JOINTS FOR DUCTILE-IRON PRESSURE PIPE AND FITTINGS
    NFPA 51B : 2014 FIRE PREVENTION DURING WELDING, CUTTING, AND OTHER HOT WORK
    NFPA 70E : 2018 ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
    ASME B16.18 : 2012 Cast Copper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings (B16.18 - 2012)
    NFPA 13E : 2015 FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS IN PROPERTIES PROTECTED BY SPRINKLER AND STANDPIPE SYSTEMS
    NFPA 11 : 2016 LOW-, MEDIUM-, AND HIGH-EXPANSION FOAM
    NFPA 25 HANDBOOK : 2011 INSPECTION, TESTING, AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER-BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS HANDBOOK
    AWWA M9 : 2008 CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE
    NFPA 70 : 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
    AWWA C110/A21.10 : 2012 DUCTILE-IRON AND GRAY-IRON FITTINGS
    NFPA 600 : 2015 INDUSTRIAL FIRE BRIGADES
    AWWA C116/A21.16 : 2009 PROTECTIVE FUSION-BONDED COATINGS FOR THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SURFACES OF DUCTILE-IRON AND GRAY- IRON FITTINGS
    AGMA 2011 : A CYLINDRICAL WORMGEARING TOLERANCE AND INSPECTION METHODS
    NFPA 1 : 2018 FIRE CODE
    AWWA C301 : 2014 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE, STEEL-CYLINDER TYPE
    NFPA 72 : 2016 NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE
    NFPA 13 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
    ASME B16.5 : 2017 PIPE FLANGES AND FLANGED FITTINGS: NPS 1/2 THROUGH NPS 24 METRIC/INCH STANDARD
    ASTM B 43 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes
    NFPA 30 : 2018 FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS CODE
    ASME B16.11 : 2016 FORGED FITTINGS, SOCKET-WELDING AND THREADED
    AWWA C206 : 2011 FIELD WELDING OF STEEL WATER PIPE
    CFR 29(PT1926) : 0 LABOR - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION
    AWWA C203 : 2015 COAL-TAR PROTECTIVE COATINGS AND LININGS FOR STEEL WATER PIPE
    ASME B16.3 : 2016 MALLEABLE IRON THREADED FITTINGS: CLASSES 150 AND 300
    NFPA 37 : 2018 INSTALLATION AND USE OF STATIONARY COMBUSTION ENGINES AND GAS TURBINES
    ASTM B 813 : 2016 : REDLINE Standard Specification for Liquid and Paste Fluxes for Soldering of Copper and Copper Alloy Tube
    AWWA C602 : 2017 CEMENT-MORTAR LINING OF WATER PIPELINES IN PLACE - 4 INCH (100 MM) AND LARGER
    AWS D1.1 : 2000 STRUCTURAL WELDING CODE - STEEL
    NFPA 16 : 2015 INSTALLATION OF FOAM-WATER SPRINKLER AND FOAM-WATER SPRAY SYSTEMS
    ASME B16.22 : 2013 WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY SOLDER-JOINT PRESSURE FITTINGS
    ASME B1.20.1 : 2013(R2018) PIPE THREADS, GENERAL PURPOSE (INCH)
    NEMA ICS 14 : 2015 APPLICATION GUIDE FOR ELECTRIC FIRE PUMP CONTROLLERS
    AWWA C303 : 2017 CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE, BAR-WRAPPED, STEEL-CYLINDER TYPE
    ASME B36.10M : 2015 WELDED AND SEAMLESS WROUGHT STEEL PIPE
    NFPA 13D : 2016 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS AND MANUFACTURED HOMES
    UL 142 : 2006 STEEL ABOVEGROUND TANKS FOR FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
    NEMA 250 : 2014 ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (1000 VOLTS MAXIMUM)
    AWWA C900 : 2016 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) PRESSURE PIPE AND FABRICATED FITTINGS, 4 IN. THROUGH 60 IN. (100 MM THROUGH 1,500 MM)
    NFPA 20 : 2016 INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY PUMPS FOR FIRE PROTECTION
    HI 3.6 : 2016 ROTARY PUMP TESTS
    AWWA M17 : 4 FIRE HYDRANTS: INSTALLATION, FIELDTESTING, AND MAINTENANCE
    AWS A5.8 : 1992 FILLER METALS FOR BRAZING AND BRAZE WELDING, SPECIFICATION FOR
    AWWA C105/A21.5 : 2010 POLYETHYLENE ENCASEMENT FOR DUCTILE-IRON PIPE SYSTEMS
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