Class 1 Dry Standpipe – What You Must Know!
Do you know about the Standpipe systems? This system has a series of pipes that connects the water supply to hose connections, mainly operating as an add-on of the fire hydrant system. These pipes are designed to provide a pre-piped water system for the building residents or the fire departments. The systems are installed in large structures to aid the firefighters to deploy attack hose lines effectively with appropriate water pressure and volume.
The system may also be designed for first aid fire appliances, heavy stream applications, or have features of both. It is imperative to understand the difference and recognize the designs, as it helps plan the fire attack and save lives and property.
The older structures only have standpipe systems whereas the latest buildings have a combination of both, which comprises of the standpipe system and the fire sprinkler system. This combination is very common in large floor structures, where most of the facility perhaps be at a distance from the main outside entrance, and in multistory buildings to avoid long lengths of hose in halls and even on the ground.
Standpipe Systems and Its Different Types
Standpipe systems have been classified into three different types
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