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Fire pump room requirements

Discussion in 'Commercial Building Codes' started by Hyrax4978, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Hyrax4978

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    It was just determined a building we are designing will need a fire pump. where in the code do we find requirements for the room? Basically looking for ratings and the such.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    IBC Section 913.2.1 (2015 edition)
     
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    If it is an electric pump that stuff gets pretty complicated too....
     
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    Yes, thats what i found out. the owner already has a diesel pump at another location so thats the route they want to take.
     
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    How about for the diesel fuel tank that is between 150 and 200 gallons of fuel oil? rating the room is easy, but does that large quantity of fuel trigger anything else?
     
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    Is the fuel in the building? You would have to look at control area requirements....
     
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    High rise or other

    Might be allowed a Day tank in the building and another tank somewhere else..

    What kind of occupancy// business???
     
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    Diesel fuel is a Class II combustible liquid, which is permitted 120 gallons. But since a sprinkler system is installed, the quantity can be increased by 100% to 240 gallons.
     
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    You da man Ron!
     
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    Thank you!!!!! Just saved me about 2 hours of hunting around!!!!
     
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    Chapter 4 in NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, also has separation requirements for the Fire Pump room (basically, for high-rise it's 2-hr, for non-high-rise it's 1-hr).
     
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    # ~ #

    What about the type of diesel fuel tank(s),
    ...single wall, double wall, containment
    plans ?


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