a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
a water pipe for supplying the fire hoses of a building, connected with the water supply of the building and usually with a siamese outside the building.

1840–50; stand + pipe1 Unabridged
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standpipe (ˈstændˌpaɪp)
1.  a vertical pipe, open at the upper end, attached to a pipeline or tank serving to limit the pressure head to that of the height of the pipe
2.  a temporary freshwater outlet installed in a street during a period when household water supplies are cut off

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Do not provide standpipe hose valves and test and drain valves with supervisory switches.
Do not provide valve supervisory switches on standpipe hose valves, test or drain valves.
Standpipe flow test will be done in those buildings having standpipes at the time of fire pump acceptance testing.
Aboveground standpipe and protective casing to be installed.
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