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NFPA 20 HDBK

Stationary Fire Pumps Handbook

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2016
Status: inactive
Page Count: 817
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The Overview of this handbook provides examples of various fire pump configurations and explains the purpose of the components of those pumps. Each component and its location in a fire pump assembly affects the fire pump's performance and its ability to meet the demands of the fire suppression system. When designing a fire pump assembly, the fire pump room must be evaluated to determine the best orientation of the pump and its components, and all the installation requirements of this standard must be met. If the pump and components are not arranged with adequate space and clearances allowing for proper operation, maintenance, and mobility - if the controllers were located at the back of the pump room, for instance - the pump operator could be at risk of injury. Locating the controllers close to the pump room exit and providing the required clearances allows the operator to quickly engage the emergency shutoff and evacuate the room. Exhibit 1 depicts a fire pump controller installed in the back corner of a fire pump room, a location that could put an operator at risk of injury. Note that the access and egress are obstructed by piping and components, making it difficult to escape during an emergency.

Document History

January 1, 2019
Stationary Fire Pumps and Standpipe Systems Handbook
An Overview of Fire Pump Configurations The Overview of this handbook provides examples of various fire pump configurations and explains the purpose of the components of those pumps. Each component...
NFPA 20 HDBK
January 1, 2016
Stationary Fire Pumps Handbook
The Overview of this handbook provides examples of various fire pump configurations and explains the purpose of the components of those pumps. Each component and its location in a fire pump assembly...
January 1, 2013
Stationary Fire Pumps Handbook
Preface Fire pumps have been used to supply flow and pressure to fire protection systems for over 100 years. The first NFPA standard on automatic sprinkler systems was published in 1896 and included...
January 1, 2010
Stationary Fire Pumps Handbook
NFPA 20 is an installation standard for stationary fire pumps. As an installation standard, NFPA 20 does not specify when or if fire pumps must be installed to supplement an existing water supply....
January 1, 2007
Handbook for Stationary Fire Pumps
This standard deals with the selection and installation of pumps supplying water for private fire protection. Items considered include water supplies; suction, discharge, and auxiliary equipment;...
January 1, 1996
Fire Pump Handbook
This standard deals with the selection and installation of pumps supplying water for private fire protection. Items considered include water supplies; suction, discharge, and auxiliary equipment;...

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