From the survey carried out along with the original project drawings it was possible to reconstruct the current status of the fire-fighting system of the Telecom building. Although not directly observable, hypotheses have been made on the diameters and the paths of the pipes, derived from the “logic” of the original project.
From the measurements made with the pressure and flow meter it was possible to deduce the required pressure and flow rate at the point of delivery of the aqueduct to guarantee the same performances detected.
The main characteristics of the fire-fighting water network have been reconstructed with the CPIwin software.
For the identification of the elements of the network we proceeded to the numbering of the nodes and the sides of the sections.
The Hardy-Cross iterative method was used to determine the hydraulic quantities of the mesh net.
The project of the elaborate water system was necessary to verify the possibility of connecting new UNI 45 hydrants foreseen in the garage, and to propose some improvements to the existing plant that theoretically allow to meet the requirements of the UNI 10779 standard for all areas of the building.

Location: via di Val Cannuta 250 – Acilia Roma
Client: Telecom Italia Spa
Year: 2014

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