In an existing building with no fire pump test header, is it permissible to use Standpipe 2-1/2" fire hose cabinet valves to conduct a flow test for smaller pumps?
I believe NFPA 20 (2019) 188.8.131.52.3 (2) indicates that this approach is acceptable, but I would like to confirm.
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10/2/2020 10:18:47 am
Yes. Many older pumps don't have a test header. We often test the pump by using standpipe hose valves or roof manifold(s).
10/5/2020 09:48:57 am
Roof manifolds is how we test fire pumps with no test header as well. We have had no issues with an AHJ doing it this way.
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