Plumbing Engineer Magazine, one of our NFPA Conference & Expo media partners, published an article in a recent issue titled “NFPA 20 — Changes in the 2013 edition”. If the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection will apply to your next pump-related project, fire protection engineers will find this article a helpful read.
Of course, if you do have an upcoming project, a visit to June’s NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago can put you in touch with all the leading pump and controller manufacturers, as well as code experts at the NFPA booth.
By Samuel S. Dannaway, PE, President, S.S. Dannaway Associates, Inc., Honolulu
The next new standard up for us is the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Here are some of the changes I see as significant. Where paragraph numbers are cited they refer to those in the current 2010 edition of NFPA 20.