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  • Writer's pictureJen Snyder

Fire System Backflow Prevention: Ensuring Reliability in Emergencies

Updated: Jan 8


Ensuring reliability in emergencies is crucial when it comes to backflow prevention in fire systems. Backflow preventers play a vital role in wet sprinkler systems and standpipe systems, where water remains pressurized within the pipes until the system is activated. Over time, the water in these systems can become stagnant and contaminated with various chemicals and bacteria, posing a potential risk of contaminating the public water supply if not properly managed.



Fire protection systems commonly use two types of backflow preventers; Double Check Valves (DCVs) and Reduced Pressure Zones (RPZs). DCVs are typically employed in low-hazard environments where a cross-connection may cause inconvenience but not pose significant health hazards. On the other hand, RPZs are specifically designed for high-hazard settings where an unprotected cross-connection could introduce substances capable of causing severe health issues into the public water supply.


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