In this episode Dave McGrail goes into detail of what NFPA 14 (Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems) pre-93 and post-93 means in regard to expected outlet pressures and how those pressures can affect target fire flows comparing 1-3/4” and 2-1/2” hose.
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There are times when hooking to a Fire Department Connection on a standpipe equipped building you may run into trouble trying to make the hook up
When your fire building involves a standpipe system there should be a big question mark in your mind if the best strategy and tactic is to utilize it or stretch from the pumper.
The URFA Field Adjustable Pressure Reducing Standpipe Valve is the only Field Adjustable Pressure Reducing Valve designed with the firefighter in mind.
In this episode we are taking the RAM XD INSIDE and operating it off of a standpipe for situations where greater volumes of water, and increased reach and penetration are needed.
In this episode Jeff Shupe reviews the historical evolution of 2” hose and its fit in today’s fire service as an intermediate size hose line, balancing high flows with mobility utilizing a 1-1/16” tip with a target flow of 240 gallons per minute.
Many departments carry Inline Pressure Gauges on engine companies for standpipe operations or have them for testing, but checking them for accuracy is an important part of their use.