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Furthermore, what is a FDC for?
FDC stands for Fire Department Connection. This is a connection on the exterior of a commercial building where a responding fire department can attach a fire hose and pump water into the building’s stand pipe system supplementing the water pressure to the buidling’s sprinkler system.
Secondly, what do you pump a FDC at? We intentionally under pumped the FDC at 150 PSI, which is our department’s standard starting pressure for standpipe systems, and flowed the first-floor hose outlet.
Accordingly, which is the most common type of FDC connection?
One of the most common FDCs, known as a Siamese or two-way connection, has two 2 1/2-inch female swivel connections. NFPA requires that all fire department connections use 2 1/2″ National Hose (NH) threaded female couplings unless the authority having jurisdiction designates another specific connection type.
What is a Storz connection?
Invented by Carl August Guido Storz in 1882, a Storz connection is a type of hose coupling used to connect large diameter hose to a fire sprinkler or standpipe system. This connection quickly dominated the European fire protection market but took nearly 100 years to find its place in the United States.
Where should the fire department connection FDC be located in relation to the sprinkler control valve?
What is the maximum height that a fire department connection may be located above the adjoining ground sidewalk or grade surface?