I have a fire pump rated at 100 psi at 1000 GPM. The curve for the pump is starts at 125 psi and goes to 0 GPM. I know 140% is the 125 PSI. On my hydraulic calculations should I use the 140% pump curve or should I use the 100% Pump curve? Where in NFPA 13/20 can I find this guidance?
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