(Amended by Ord. No. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)
Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 20-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsections 94.2020.2
are added to read as follows:
Comply with the fire sprinkler provisions in Chapters 4, 9 and 33 of the 2016 California Building Code as they pertain to NFPA 14-2013. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,198, Eff. 11/22/17.)
NFPA 14-2016 Section 184.108.40.206.1 is hereby added to read as follows:
220.127.116.11.1. Where the Fire Department inlet connection does not serve the entire building, the portion served shall be suitably identified.
NFPA 14-2016 Section 9.1.5 is hereby added to read as follows:
9.1.5. Water supplies from the following sources shall be permitted:
1. A public waterworks system where pressure and flow rate are adequate;
2. Automatic fire pumps connected to an approved water source in accordance with NFPA 20-2016, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.
94.2020.4. Pressure Regulator Valve Test. 94.2020.4.1. Test Required.
When required by the Department, 2 1/2 inch (63.5 mm) pressure regulator valves installed on standpipe outlets shall be tested for proper operation at a flow of 300 g.p.m. with a minimum residual pressure of 125 psi in the presence of a representative of the Department.
Test nozzles and other equipment shall be adequately secured so as to eliminate danger to personnel.
An accessible 2 1/2 inch (63.5 mm) capped or plugged test opening shall be installed adjacent to each pressure regulator valve.
The test openings shall drain to a minimum 3 inch (76.2 mm) drain line constructed and installed as required for fire sprinkler drains. The drains shall not discharge where they may cause damage. Where available, drains shall terminate to the fire water storage tank.
The test drain shall either be separate or connect to a fire sprinkler drain.