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Richard (Dick) Schneider

After his stint in the US Navy, Richard (Dick) Schneider, P.E., earned his BME degree from Cleveland State University. He is a longtime member of IAEI and NFPA, and he represents NEMA on NFPA 20. He is a member of IEC TC 17B, WG2, which developed IEC 62091 (fire pump controllers), a member of CANENA and various UL TAGs and is chairman of NEMA S/C 10, Fire Pump Controllers. As the retired manager of engineering and QA of Joslyn Clark Controls, LLC, his experience includes fire pump controls, vacuum contactors and general LV & MV industrial controls.


The Importance of the AHJ in Fire Pump Installations

The services of the inspection community are of utmost importance to maximize safety and reliability. This is especially true when the inspector serves as the AHJ for the installation. This article addresses two such instances pertaining to fire pumps, one is covered by the National Electrical Code (NEC) in 695.4 and the other in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, NFPA 20.