On Demand Jurisdictions are adopting the International Building Code 2018 edition and the 2018 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code that adopt the 2016 edition if NFPA 13 by reference. This program will address technical changes specific to corrosion and air vents for the 2016 edition of NFPA 13. A task group concluded that venting the trapped air in a wet system can decrease water delivery time, reduce alarm ring delay, reduce water flow alarm cyclic ringing, and reduce corrosion activity.
On Demand Restaurants impose one of the toughest conditions for water heaters. Available space is extremely limited and operating conditions are harsh from thousands of temperature and pressure cycles. Not to mention the loss of hot water causes significant business disruption and revenue loss. In this webinar you’ll learn how to design a system that is not only compact and reliable but also economically efficient.
On Demand Learn how commercial multi-tank systems (MTS) are using Responsive Flow Design to produce consistently high-quality softened water while saving significant water, salt and money. MTS systems bring a series of smaller tanks on- and off-line as needed to properly service the building’s flow rates at any given time. MTS systems have lower capital costs, will save your clients up to 50% of their annual operating costs, and can be easily expanded at any time.
On Demand The safety concern today is in the use of plumbing Solid Wall Schedule 40 or Foam Core DWV pipe and fittings in FGV applications. These products were never intended to be used in FGV applications, but they have been chosen because they are often the least expensive materials available. Simply put, plumbing DWV products are NOT designed to meet the life safety standards of FGV applications.
On Demand Besides the usual disinfection chemicals added to water by municipalities, other water disinfection chemicals and methods may be used on site in buildings. These methods may include shock treatments to sanitize a new system prior to use, for regular system cleanings, or to mitigate biological growth in an existing system.
The May 2020 issue of PM Engineer includes the annual Fire Protection & Design special section with a look at the hybrid system protecting Gen. George Washington’s tent at The Museum of the American Revolution. The section also examines flue gas venting and a temporary fire protection system that enabled pump room upgrades. Also this month, Julius Ballanco covers the code cost savings, and Dave Yates discusses legionella and COVID-19.