Water Supply Requirements
This self-paced online training course covers the components that determine water supply requirements for fire suppression systems and the adequacy of the existing water supply.
Upon completion you should be able to:
- Explain how much water is required for fire control in a structure.
- Explain the difference between public and private water supply systems.
- Explain the three ways a municipal water supply can be operated.
- List the factors that directly affect the reliability of a water supply system.
- List the advantages and disadvantages of the following:
- gravity tank
- fire pump taking suction from an above-ground suction tank
- Describe how water can be reserved for fire protection purposes in a gravity tank.
- Explain the methods of backflow prevention used in private connections to municipal water supply systems.
- List the reasons that a secondary or redundant water supply may be required.
Who Will Benefit
Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.
Minimum Computer System Requirements
- Water supplies for automatic fire protection systems are many and varied. They can be:
- a connection to a municipal system
- some form of private captive storage, either pressurized or static
- a combination of a municipal connection and private supplies
- Regardless of the arrangement, the water supply requirements of the system under consideration must be met in terms of flow and flowing pressure.
- Municipal systems can be arranged to use a static source, such as a river or large supply reservoir located either in the municipality or even some distance away.
- Municipal systems may also use multiple pumps, depending on the desired capacity of the system, or may use elevated tanks that will be part of the system.
- Private supplies mirror municipal systems, but on a much smaller, and sometimes, individual basis.
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