What is the Standpipe?

Andrew A. Fredericks, former FDNY firefighter and instructor, once told us clearly, “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end and hope that water will come out the other end.”Thiscouldn’t be truer in reference to fire protection systems. Believe it or not, standpipes are probably one of the least…

hose coupling

What is a hose coupling?

It is quite reasonable to assume that most people who do not know what a hose coupling is are highly likely to have seen or used one already. Therefore, it makes us wonder what on earth a hose coupling is. Let’s first talk about this interesting issue in detail. To begin with, a hose coupling…

Fire department connection

What is the Fire Department Connection (FDC)? How to replace it?

Choosing a replacement fire department connection (FDC): frequently asked questions Is FDC replacement a big headache for most purchasers due to fire protection jargons and misconceptions? The fire department connection, aka FDC or “Siamese connection,” is a device designed to delivers water to fire sprinklers and standpipe systems. Interestingly, many buyers, including some of our…