A fire pump is any kind of pump that is part of a fire protection system’s water supply. It is important to know that a fire pump does not create water, it takes water that is given to it from… Continue Reading
Month: April 2012
What is a Standpipe System?
Standpipe systems are a series of pipes which connect a water supply to hose connections, basically an extension of the fire hydrant system. They are designed to provide a pre-piped water system for building occupants or the fire department. Standpipe… Continue Reading
What is a Dry Sprinkler System?
Unlike a wet system that is filled with water, a dry sprinkler system is filled with pressurized air. When heat opens a sprinkler head, the loss of air pressure in the piping will cause a special dry valve to open,… Continue Reading
What is a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow prevention devices are used to protect the public water supply from contamination or pollution due to backflow, caused by a change backflow prevention devices are an important component of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s drinking water… Continue Reading