Fire, Life Safety - Plumbing, Piping

Proposed changes to NFPA 20-2019

The potential changes to the 2019 edition of NFPA 20 could have a great impact on fire protection... » more

Designing gravity feed fire protection systems

Gravity-fed standpipe and sprinkler systems are viable alternatives to traditional pumped,... » more

NFPA 20: Changes to the fire pump standard

Regardless of whether the 2016 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to the next nonresidential... » more

Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements

In nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local codes, the Uniform... » more

Integrating plumbing into the overall design

Having a qualified, knowledgeable plumbing engineer involved in early planning will help select the... » more

How to perform a pipe stress analysis

Understanding the various types of pipe stresses, the process, and best practices are necessary to... » more

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Dewberry: High Point Regional Health Facilities building expansion

Electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing,... » more

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Addressable control panel for fire suppression systems

Johnson Controls' AUTOPULSE Z-20 addressable control panel features templates designed to simplify clean-agent fire suppression application programming and a USB port to upload programs or download critical information such as...

Air venting valves

Manual and automatic air venting valves from AGF Manufacturing Inc. are designed to work alone or in tandem to eliminate as much air as possible from a wet fire sprinkler system to help reduce corrosion.

2017 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2017 Product of the Year; read about the winners. » more

Nitrogen generators

Potter’s IntelliGen Series of Nitrogen Generators are designed to generate on-site, 98%+ purity nitrogen for use in fire protection sprinkler systems. When used as a supervisory gas in fire sprinkler systems, nitrogen slows...

Explosion-proof smoke detectors

The Det-Tronics SmokeWatch is applicable to industrial HVAC duct-monitoring. » more


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Fire, life safety in office buildings

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study provides details about fire, life... » more

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Video: Energy Performance in the new LEED Normal

A review of how energy modeling and renewable...

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Provides solutions for engineers and building professionals involved in fire protection engineering and life safety issues.

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