Standpipe system

standpipe system

[′stan‚pīp ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A system that contains standpipes, pumps, siamese connections, piping, and equipment with hose outlets and is provided with an adequate supply of water for fire fighting.

Standpipe system

An arrangement of piping, valves, hose connections and allied equipment installed in a building with the hose connections located so that water can be discharged in streams or spray patterns through attached hoses and nozzles; to extinguish a fire and protect a building, its contents, and occupants.

standpipe system

A system of standpipes, pumps, siamese connections, and piping, provided with an adequate supply of water and equipment with hose outlets for fire fighting.
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We have fire engines that connect to the standpipe system ...
Common fire safety violations include the no secondary exit; no wet standpipe system; no standard fire exit or fire doors are not provided with self-closing mechanism; no extension of fire escape to ground floor or corridors, walls, ceiling and openings are of light wooden materials; defective manual fire alarm; no smoke and heat detector; and inadequate battery operated emergency light.
According to the Sindh Building Control Authority's bylaws, all ground-plus-three storey or above buildings, which are more than 43 feet tall, should be provided a standpipe system set.
As firefighters entered the building, they realized too late that there was a problem in the pressure-regulating valves in the building's standpipe system, so fire hoses only got a fraction of the water pressure needed.
Manual control includes the use of a fire extinguisher or a standpipe system. Automatic control means can include a fire sprinkler system, a gaseous clean agent, or firefighting foam system.
Based on the investigation, Kentex failed to install a wet standpipe system, unserviceable extinguishers, lack of automatic fire alarm and sprinkler system, and absence of fire exit drills for workers," Carpio-Morales said.
Based on the investigation, Kentex failed to install a wet standpipe system, had unserviceable extinguishers, lacked automatic fire alarm and sprinkler system, and did not conduct fire exit drills for workers, the Ombudsman said.
The strategy to achieve energy efficiency was to incorporate the required fire protection water storage tank, 277 [m.sup.3] (73,310 gallons) capacity, representing two hours full flow of the standpipe system, as a thermal storage element of the HVAC system.
We also provided a standpipe system so we don't have to get a fire vehicle up there, but there are standpipes throughout so they can fight a fire.
construction work related to this project shall include but not be limited to, survey, driving sheet piles, earth excavation, masonry excavation, unclassified excavation, sawcutting bituminous pavements, the removal of existing flexible pavement, removal of sidewalk, removal of concrete wall cap and cast iron railing, placing concrete fill, construction of masonry wall, placement of gravel borrow subbase, trimming and fine grading, placement of new hot mix asphalt, construction of sand filter for stormwater management, handrail, dry standpipe system, water line placement, lighting conduit and foundations, drainage, clearing and grubbing, erosion controls, loam borrow, seeding
Common fire safety violations include the lack of secondary exits, absence of a wet standpipe system; no standard fire exit or fire doors not provided with self-closing mechanisms, no extension of fire escape to ground floor or corridors, walls, ceiling and openings are of light wooden materials, defective manual fire alarm; no smoke and heat detector and inadequate battery operated emergency light.
Three-dimensional site safety plans enable Department inspectors to take a virtual, step-by-step tour of how a new building or major renovation will be constructed, visualize its complexities and challenges and review critical safety measures--from the placement of the crane to the construction of the standpipe system to the installation of the sidewalk shed.