fire standpipe


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fire standpipe

[¦fīr ′stan‚pīp]
(civil engineering)
A high, vertical pipe or tank that holds water to assure a positive, relatively uniform pressure, particularly to provide fire protection to upper floors of tall buildings.

standpipe

standpipe connection
A pipe or tank used for the storage of water, esp. for emergency use.
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The scope of work for this Design/Build Contract generally includes but is not limited to design, fabrication, and installation of new dry fire standpipe systems at the Bronx span, Manhattan Harlem River Lift span, Bronx Plaza/Junction structure, as well as the viaducts along Randall%s Island, and the Queens Approach Viaduct of the Robert F Kennedy Bridge to meet the latest NFPA 502 Fire Protection Standards.
Scope includes the investigation, design, and construction of the repair of fire standpipe supports that have failed in Ramp L, I-90 EB, I90 WB, Ramp D, and HOV EB.
Several years ago our community of eight homes on Washington's Orcas Island, northwest of Seattle, had a major wildfire problem: homes on a steep mountainside, south-facing (meaning dry) slopes, a heavy fuel load from major winter blowdowns, brush-clogged roads, just one route in and out, and only several fire standpipes.