Dry Standpipe System Inlet

April 17, 2011

Dry Standpipe inlet for Fire Department use

Dry standpipes are an economical method to provide water supplies to areas which fire engines cannot access. This Dry Standpipe is located at the parking garage of an airport. A fire engine will pump water into the inlet fittings. The swing-clapper type  check valve allows the water to enter into the piping and prevents it from draining out when the hoses are removed. A low point drain prevents water from standing in the pipes and freezing in the winter. Fire departments should have a written operating procedures for using these systems.