Term of the Road Dictionary

standpipe

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Structures Tunnels
  • Definition : Connecting pipe or adaptor that enables water to be delivered from a supply point or main to a point of connection. Notes: 1. For fire-fighting purposes, the point of connection is generally a hydrant point, sprinkler outlet or deluge valve. 2. In a tunnel environment the standpipe is dedicated to fire purposes. 3. Standpipes can be either wet or dry.

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