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NFPA 13 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, 2019 Ed.
 

NFPA 13 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
2019 Edition

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NFPA 13 - Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook 2019 Edition

Editors: David R. Hague, P.E., and Chad R.W. Duffy, P.E.

Access the complete NFPA 13 text -- plus commentary from the foremost experts in fire sprinkler engineering, fire testing, and applications today.

Completely revised to support the reorganized Standard, the essential Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook helps you implement the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13 smoothly and efficiently.

In a major update, NFPA 13 has been fully reorganized by structuring the technical content in the order you need to do your job. Improve your ability to navigate and apply the milestone 2019 edition of NFPA 13 using the Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook.

Unique in the field, the Handbook provides essential know-how and support for all aspects of your work. It's loaded with guidance, expertise, color visuals, and information -- to help ensure you're better prepared to conduct accurate and efficient system design, installation, and testing.

The Handbook is your roadmap to the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 and the latest research-based requirements for system design, installation, and acceptance testing. It includes the full, reformatted Standard text along with commentary written by leading industry experts including Wes Baker, Tracey Bellamy, Bob Caputo, Mark Fessenden, Mark Hopkins, Larry Keeping, Kevin Kelly, William Smith, Victoria Valentine, and Terry Victor.

Help reduce risks and avoid fire loss with a wealth of support you won't find anyplace else.

Steer clear of issues that could compromise sprinkler operation with the 2019 edition of the Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook.

This is the single most essential water-based fire protection resource ever developed for engineers, designers, contractors, inspectors, and AHJs.

Hundreds of full-color photos, graphics, and detailed illustrations clarify concepts.
  • Artwork provides a detailed look at the starting and stopping points of several NFPA systems including underground mains (NFPA 24) storage tanks (NFPA 22), fixed water spray systems (NFPA 15), fire pumps (NFPA 20), fire sprinklers (NFPA 13), and standpipes (NFPA 14).
  • Checklists and worksheets include a plans review feature from the AHJ perspective
  • Project workflow diagrams and flowcharts illustrate the progress of a sprinkler project.
  • Decision trees on protection for storage shows you how to choose the right sprinkler strategy for any facility.

Other features clarify concepts and make information more accessible.

  • Ask the AHJ and FAQs help installers avoid common errors.
  • Designer's Corner features take a deep dive into design topics.
  • Updated line art improves your understanding of connections.
  • Closer Look feature provides further information on specific subjects or issues.

(Hardcover,1278 pp., 2019)

Contents:

Preface  

Acknowledgments  

About the Contributors  

About the Editor 

Chapter 1 Administration

1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units and Symbols
1.7 New Technology
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Level of Protection
4.2 Owner's Certificate
4.3 Classification of Hazard
4.4 Hose Connections.
4.5 System Protection Area Limitations.
4.6 Water Supply Information.
4.7 Additives.
4.8 Air, Nitrogen, or Other Approved Gas.
4.9 Support of Nonsprinkler System Components.
4.10 Noncombustible Materials and Limited-Combustible Materials.
Chapter 5 Water Supplies
5.1 General
5.2 Types
Chapter 6 Installation Underground Piping
6.1 Piping.
6.2 Fittings.
6.3 Connection of Pipe, Fittings, and Appurtenances.
6.4 Protection of Private Fire Service Mains. [24:10.4]
6.5 Grounding and Bonding.
6.6 Restraint.
6.7 Steep Grades.
6.8 Installation Requirements.
6.9 Backfilling.
6.10 Testing and Acceptance.
Chapter 7 Requirements for System Components and Hardware
7.1 General.
7.2 Sprinklers.
7.3 Aboveground Pipe and Tube.
7.4 Fittings.
7.5 Joining of Pipe and Fittings.
7.6 Valves.
7.7 Waterflow Alarm Devices.
7.8 Additives and Coatings.
Chapter 8 System Types and Requirements
8.1 Wet Pipe Systems.
8.2 Dry Pipe Systems.
8.3 Preaction Systems and Deluge Systems.
8.4 Combined Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems for Piers, Terminals, and Wharves.
8.5 Multi-Cycle Systems.
8.6 Antifreeze Systems.
8.7 Outside Sprinklers for Protection Against Exposure Fires (Exposure Protection Sprinkler Systems).
8.8 Refrigerated Spaces.
8.9 Commercial-Type Cooking Equipment and Ventilation.
8.10 Pilot Line Detectors.
Chapter 9 Sprinkler Location Requirements
9.1 Basic Requirements.
9.2 Allowable Sprinkler Omission Locations.
9.3 Special Situations.
9.4 Use of Sprinklers.
9.5 Position, Location, Spacing, and Use of Sprinklers.

Chapter 10 Installation Requirements for Standard Pendent, Upright, and Sidewall Spray Sprinklers

10.1 General.
10.2 Standard Pendent and Upright Spray Sprinklers.
10.3 Sidewall Standard Spray Sprinklers.

Chapter 11 Installation Requirements for Extended Coverage Upright, Pendent, Sidewall Spray Sprinkler

11.1 General.
11.2 Extended Coverage Upright and Pendent Spray Sprinklers.
11.3 Extended Coverage Sidewall Spray Sprinklers.

Chapter 12 Installation Requirements for Residential Sprinklers

12.1 General.

Chapter 13 Installation Requirements for CMSA Sprinklers

13.1 General.
13.2 CMSA Sprinklers.

Chapter 14 Installation Requirements for Early Suppression Fast-Response Sprinklers

14.1 General.
14.2 Early Suppression Fast-Response Sprinklers.

Chapter 15 Installation Requirements for Special Sprinklers

15.1 Open Sprinklers.
15.2 Special Sprinklers.
15.3 Dry Sprinklers.
15.4 Old-Style Sprinklers.

Chapter 16 Installation of Piping, Valves, and Appurtenances

16.1 Basic Requirements.
16.2 Sprinkler Installation.
16.3 Piping Installation.
16.4 Protection of Piping.
16.5 Protection of Risers Subject to Mechanical Damage.
16.6 Provision for Flushing Systems.
16.7 Air Venting.
16.8 Fitting Installation.
16.9 Valves.
16.10 Drainage.
16.11 System Attachments.
16.12 Fire Department Connections.
16.13 Gauges.
16.14 System Connections.
16.15 Hose Connections.
16.16 Electrical Bonding and Grounding.
16.17 Signs.

Chapter 17 Installation Requirements for Hanging and Support of System Piping

17.1 General.
17.2 Hanger Components.
17.3 Trapeze Hangers.
17.4 Installation of Pipe Hangers.
17.5 Pipe Stands.

Chapter 18 Installation Requirements for Seismic Protection

18.1 Protection of Piping Against Damage Where Subject to Earthquakes.
18.2 Flexible Couplings.
18.3 Seismic Separation Assembly.
18.4 Clearance.
18.5 Sway Bracing.
18.6 Restraint of Branch Lines.
18.7 Hangers and Fasteners Subject to Earthquakes.
18.8 Pipe Stands Subject to Earthquakes.

Chapter 19 Design Approaches

19.1 General.
19.2 General Design Approaches.
19.3 Occupancy Hazard Fire Control Approach for Spray Sprinklers.
19.4 Special Design Approaches.
19.5 Deluge Systems.

Chapter 20 General Requirements for Storage

20.1 General.
20.2 Protection of Storage.
20.3 Classification of Commodities.
20.4 Commodity Classes.
20.5 Storage Arrangement.
20.6 Building Construction and Storage: Heights and Clearance.
20.7 Unsprinklered Combustible Concealed Spaces.
20.8 Room Design Method.
20.9 High-Expansion Foam Systems.
20.10 Adjacent Hazards or Design Methods.
20.11 Hose Connections.
20.12 Hose Stream Allowance and Water Supply Duration.
20.13 Discharge Considerations: General.
20.14 Protection of Idle Pallets.
20.15 Column Protection: Rack Storage and Rubber Tire Storage.

Chapter 21 Protection of High Piled Storage Using Control Mode Density Area (CMDA) Sprinklers

21.1 General.
21.2 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Palletized,Solid-Piled, Bin Box, Shelf, or Back-to-Back Shelf Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
21.3 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Palletized, Solid-Piled, Bin Box, Shelf, or Back-to-Back Shelf Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities.
21.4 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
21.5 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Single-, Double-, and Multiple-Row Racks for Group A Plastic Commodities Stored Up to and Including 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height.
21.6 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Rack Storage Rubber Tires.
21.7 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Roll Paper Storage.
21.8 Special Design for Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities and Group A Plastics Stored Up to and Including 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height.
21.9 Sprinkler Design Criteria for Storage and Display of Class I Through Class IV Commodities, Cartoned Nonexpanded Group A Plastics and Nonexpanded Exposed Group A Plastics in Retail Stores.
21.10 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Baled Cotton Storage.
21.11 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Carton Records Storage with Catwalk Access.
21.12 Control Mode Density/Area Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Compact Storage of Commodities Consisting of Paper Files, Magazines, Books, and Similar Documents in Folders and Miscellaneous Supplies with No More Than 5 Percent Plastics Up to 8 ft (2.4 m) High.

Chapter 22 CMSA Requirements for Storage Applications

22.1 General.
22.2 Palletized and Solid-Piled Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
22.3 Palletized and Solid-Piled Storage of Nonexpanded and Expanded Group A Plastic Commodities.
22.4 Single-, Double-, and Multiple-Row Rack Storage for Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
22.5 Single-, Double-, and Multiple-Row Racks of Group A Plastic Commodities.
22.6 Rubber Tires.
22.7 Roll Paper Storage.

Chapter 23 ESFR Requirements for Storage Applications

23.1 General.
23.2 ESFR Design Criteria.
23.3 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
23.4 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities.
23.5 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities.
23.6 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Rack Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities.
23.7 Protection of Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics.
23.8 ESFR Protection of Rack Storage of Rubber Tires.
23.9 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Protection of Roll Paper Storage.
23.10 Plastic Motor Vehicle Components.
23.11 Sprinkler Design Criteria for Storage and Display of Class I Through Class IV Commodities, Cartoned Nonexpanded Group A Plastics and Nonexpanded Exposed Group A Plastics in Retail Stores.
23.12 Protection of High Bay Records Storage.
23.13 Slatted Shelves.

Chapter 24 Alternative Sprinkler System Designs for Chapters 20 Through 25

24.1 General.
24.2 Sprinkler Design Criteria for Palletized and Solid-Piled, Storage of Class I Through Class IV and Plastic Commodities.
24.3 Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Open-Frame Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV and Plastic Commodities.
24.4 Hose Stream Allowance and Water Supply Duration.
24.5 Minimum Obstruction Criteria.

Chapter 25 Protection of Rack Storage Using In-Rack Sprinklers

25.1 General Requirements of In-Rack Sprinklers.
25.2 Ceiling-Level Sprinkler Design Criteria in Combination with In-Rack Sprinklers.
25.3 In-Rack Sprinkler Characteristics.
25.4 Vertical Spacing and Location of In-Rack Sprinklers.
25.5 Horizontal Location and Spacing of In-Rack Sprinklers.
25.6 Protection of Racks with Solid Shelves.
25.7 Horizontal Barriers in Combination with In-Rack Sprinklers.
25.8 Alternative In-Rack Sprinkler Protection Options That Are Independent of the Ceiling Sprinkler Design.
25.9 In-Rack Sprinkler Arrangements in Combination with CMDA Sprinklers at Ceiling Level.
25.10 In-Rack Sprinkler Arrangements in Combination with CMSA Sprinklers at Ceiling Level.
25.11 In-Rack Sprinkler Arrangements in Combination with ESFR Sprinklers at Ceiling Level.
25.12 Design Criteria for In-Rack Sprinklers in Combination with Ceiling-Level Sprinklers.

Chapter 26 Special Occupancy Requirements

26.1 General.
26.2 Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
26.3 Aerosol Products.
26.4 Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials.
26.5 Solvent Extraction Plants. [NFPA 36]
26.6 Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines.
26.7 Nitrate Film.
26.8 Laboratories Using Chemicals.
26.9 Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes.
26.10 Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants.
26.11 Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code.
26.12 Utility LP-Gas Plants.
26.13 Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
26.14 Protection of Information Technology Equipment.
26.15 Standard on Incinerators, and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment.
26.16 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces.
26.17 Health Care Facilities Code, Class A Hyperbaric Chambers.
26.18 Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems.
26.19 Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Approved Production Facilities, and Production Locations.
26.20 Animal Housing Facilities.
26.21 Water Cooling Towers.
26.22 Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves.
26.23 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities.
26.24 Aircraft Hangars.
26.25 Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways.
26.26 Aircraft Engine Test Facilities.
26.27 Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants.
26.28 Light Water Nuclear Power Plants.
26.29 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship. [NFPA 909]
26.30 National Electrical Code.
26.31 Fire Protection of Telecommunication Facilities.
26.32 Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids.
26.33 Hypobaric Facilities.
26.34 Coal Mines.
26.35 Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities.
26.36 Hazardous Materials Code.

Chapter 27 Plans and Calculations

27.1 Working Plans.
27.2 Hydraulic Calculation Procedures.
27.3 Hose Allowance.
27.4 Hydraulic Calculation Forms.
27.5 Pipe Schedules.

Chapter 28 Systems Acceptance

28.1 Approval of Sprinkler Systems and Private Fire Service Mains.
28.2 Acceptance Requirements.
28.3 Automated Inspection and Testing Devices and Equipment.
28.4 Instructions.
28.5 Hydraulic Design Information Sign (Hydraulic Data Nameplate).
28.6 General Information Sign.

Chapter 29 Existing System Modifications

29.1 General.
29.2 Components.
29.3 Sprinklers.
29.4 Revamping of Pipe Schedule Systems.
29.5 Revamping of Hydraulic Design Systems.
29.6 System Design.
29.7 Testing.

Chapter 30 Marine Systems

30.1 General.
30.2 System Components, Hardware, and Use.
30.3 System Requirements.
30.4 Installation Requirements.
30.5 Design Approaches.
30.6 Plans and Calculations.
30.7 Water Supplies.
30.8 System Acceptance.
30.9 System Instructions and Maintenance.

Chapter 31 System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

31.1 General.

Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Miscellaneous Topics
Annex C Explanation of Test Data and Procedures for Rack Storage
Annex D Sprinkler System Information from the 2018 Edition of the Life Safety Code
Annex E Development of the Design Approach to Conform with ASCE/SEI 7 and Suggested Conversion Factor Adjustments for Locations Outside the United States
Annex F Informational References

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