12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
The system consists of multiple inlet, or pumper, connections and multiple outlet
(standpipe) connections located on both levels of the pier.
Locate inlet connections on both sides of the access ramp and size to
support flows of 190 l/sec (3,000 gpm.) Pumper connection type should be as preferred
by the base fire department, but typically will consist of both 127 mm (5") Stortz and
63.5 mm (2-") connections. This configuration will permit the fire department to obtain
water from adjacent fire hydrants, drafting operations from the relieving platform, or a
combination of both.
Outlet connections consist of the following:
Upper level connections consist of a single 127 mm (5") Stortz outlet and
valve or (4) 63.5 mm (2-") hose valves. Locate connections at each stair
access point to the lower level and at the top of the pier access ramp.
Lower level standpipe or hose stations consist of (2) 63.5 mm (2-") hose
valves. Locate hose stations along both sides of the pier, spaced so that
all portions of the lower level are within 45 m (150-ft) of a hose connection.
Measure distances along a path of travel originating at the hose
Identify locations of the lower level connections on the upper level by color
coordinated reflective markers located on the curb along the pier edge. Provide
reflective markers to identify all fire protection and ship service connections. Identify
locations of lower level connections on the lower level by painting the adjacent pier
structural column (bent) red in color.
Main distribution piping on the pier must be a minimum 203 mm (8-inch)
diameter, Schedule 40-Galvanized. Loop piping to supply hose stations along both
sides. Piping must not infringe on vehicle lanes with respect to clear height
. At locations where special conditions
hazards exist, permanent salt or nonpotable water systems will be allowed for active
berthing and inactive berthing facilities on a case-by-case basis provided: (1) it is
adequately justified by the Activity; and (2) it is approved in advance by the NAVFAC or
USACE Chief Fire Protection Engineer. Each pier or wharf at a given facility must be
considered separately unless the usage of two or more piers is identical. The
Station/Activity should submit the following when requesting approval for these systems.
Identify the type of facility and activities, and describe the special
condition(s) or hazard(s) peculiar to this facility upon which this request is
Establish the required pier or facility demand and pressure parameters
based on the methods given in paragraph 3-3.2.