Is there a complete list of points I need to monitor with fire alarm for a diesel driven fire pump?
I can't seem to find a comprehensive/definitive list in NFPA 20 or 72, but I would imagine at least one or more of the following would need to be monitored by code: fire pump running, primary sensor failure, low fuel level, main disconnect in "off" position, main disconnect in "manual" position, low pump room temperature, flowmeter left on, loss of AC power supply, loss of battery (load side of DC overcurrent), over-speed, and engine trouble (low oil, over temp, other?).
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Under the 2019 edition of NFPA 20, Section 12.4.2 provides the requirement for conditions to be monitored on a diesel engine-driven fire pump. Sections 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 identify the conditions that are to be remotely indicated when the fire pump room is not constantly attended.
10/10/2019 12:02:16 pm
Agree with Craig....NFPA 20 does indeed provide a detailed list, separated by LOCAL indicatators, and REMOTE indication. Section 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 provide requirements for local indicators; ie indicator IN the pump room. You usually don't need to worry too much about these as any NFPA 20 compliant controller will have these built in.
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