Code Alert: NFPA-20 Fuel Maintenance Requirements for Fire Pumps

Fire Pump Installation

The 2016 Edition of NFPA-20, the Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection adds new requirements to ensure that good quality fuel is available to diesel engine-driven fire pumps. It may be a while before your State adopts the latest Edition of the Standard, but if you design or specify diesel engine-driven fire pump systems, it may be worthwhile to familiarize yourself with these updates.

Announcing: Emergency Power Symposium Aug. 20-21, 2015

Fuel Technologies International‘s¬†Emergency Power Design Reliability Symposium will be held August 20-21, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. This symposium is directed to engineers and facility managers concerned with the operation of emergency/backup power systems and fire pumps. Registration is limited to 30 attendees. Information on schedule and CEU credits can be found¬†here.

A Quick Word on Biodiesel…

Biodiesel

While B5 to B20 biodiesel blends have little or no compatibility issues with industrial diesel engines, biodiesel can have real negative effects on your fuel storage system. With a higher absorption rate for water, biodiesel content can lead to a higher incidence of bacterial growth inside the tank. Learn more about biodiesel, and ways to avoid costly downtime and damage to your on-site power system.

Diesel Fuel Quality – Don’t Overlook This Crucial Design Element

On-site power systems driven by diesel engines are commonplace as the “last resource” backup power source for mission-critical facilities. Hospitals, public safety operations, municipal utilities, and all sorts of private businesses incorporate diesel-powered generators to help avoid loss of life, lost production time and/or lost profits. It is not uncommon to find several million dollars … Read more