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  • APPENDIXP
    SIZING OF WATER PIPING SYSTEM

    (The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.)

    SECTIONAP101
    GENERAL

    AP101.1 Scope.

    AP101.1.1

    This appendix outlines two procedures for sizing a water piping system (see Sections AP103.3 and AP201.1). The design procedures are based on the minimum static pressure available from the supply source, the head changes in the system caused by friction and elevation, and the rates of flow necessary for operation of various fixtures.

    AP101.1.2

    Because of the variable conditions encountered in hydraulic design, it is impractical to specify definite and detailed rules for sizing of the water piping system. Accordingly, other sizing or design methods conforming to good engineering practice standards are acceptable alternatives to those presented herein.