NYC Local Law 64 was implemented in response to serious difficulties encountered by the FDNY when fire standpipes at construction and demolition sites were damaged, rendering the standpipes unsuitable for fire department use. The law requires that all fire standpipes in vacant buildings, buildings undergoing demolition, and required permanent or temporary standpipes in buildings under construction be equipped with a system to pressurize the standpipe at all times, which then would sense the pressure loss if a portion of the standpipe was damaged or completely removed. Detailed requirements for the system are specified in the Law. STANDPIPE-PAC™ has been designed to aid in compliance with the requirements in Section 4 of Local Law 64.
IMPORTANT: Section 3 of Local Law 64 requires that an application to install an air pressurized alarm system be filed by a registered design professional, and a permit obtained by a master plumber or licensed master fire protection contractor. A licensed electrician shall obtain all required electrical permits. Install STANDPIPE-PAC™ after application is made and accepted, and all permits received.
If you have a dry standpipe in your structure, can you tell if it’s intact and ready for fire department use? If it’s not, the risk is high. Be sure – a UNITED Fire Systems STANDPIPE-PAC™system will alert you if someone accidentally leaves a valve open or even disassembles a portion of the standpipe inadvertently.