7.12 Non-Water Based Fire
7.13 Standpipes and Fire
Department Hose Outlets
Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems. Wet chemical
extinguishing systems shall be installed to protect
General. Standpipes shall be installed in buildings where
commercial food heat-processing appliances required to
required in the IFC.
have a Type 1 hood in accordance with the requirements
in NFPA 17A and the manufacturers recommendations.
Special Requirements. The following requirements take
precedence over the requirements in the IFC:
Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems. Dry chemical
All standpipes shall be connected to the fire protection
extinguishing systems shall not be installed to protect
water supply, be permanently pressurized, and be
any commercial cooking equipment installations.
installed in accordance with the requirements in NFPA 14.
Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems. Clean agent
Dry standpipes shall only be permitted in spaces subject
extinguishing systems shall not be installed in any new
construction or renovation project, unless specifically
Where standpipe and sprinkler systems are required, a
approved for installation by the GSA regional fire
combination sprinkler/standpipe system design shall be
protection engineer. However, an approved clean agent
extinguishing system shall not be installed in lieu of a
wet-pipe sprinkler system.
Fire Department Hose Outlets. Each fire main riser shall
be provided with 63 mm (2 1/2 inch) fire department hose
outlets. Each outlet shall be located in the stair shaft and
have a removable 38 mm (1 1/2 inch) adapter and cap.
Threads and valves shall be compatible with the local fire
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7.12 Non-Water Based Fire Extinguishing Systems/Standpipes and Fire Dept. Hose Outlets
Revised March 2005 PBS-P100