Last week I explored when volumes of a system or portion of a system become important. Principally, volume in fire sprinkler or standpipe systems becomes important in overall capacity limitations of dry and pre-action systems and in draining portions of wet, dry, and pre-action systems. See the full article here.
This week I've created a basic quick-and-dirty volume calculator based on the length of pipe in a system (don't see the calculator below? View in your browser here):
Simply select the type of pipe used and enter the approximate length of pipe for each pipe size in the system or portion of a system you're evaluating.
I created this when looking at whether I break the 5-gallon volume threshold for portions of wet sprinkler systems, bottom legs of standpipes, or overall dry and pre-action system capacities. Email suggestions or tips for improvement to me at email@example.com.
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Joseph Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri. See bio on About page.