Tag Archives: NFPA 13

Changes in 2016 NFPA 13

changes in 2016 nfpa 13

Understanding Free Flowing Group A Plastics The most important step in developing a design concept for protecting storage occupancies is to determine the overall storage commodity classification. This is not always an easy task, because of the varying extent of products that are stored and the method in which they …

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Getting the Design Basis Right

getting design basis right

Understanding the Modifiers There comes a time when many ask, “What does NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, mean by that?” This is especially prevalent with some of the modifiers that affect the commodity classification, the single most important aspect of the design. This came to my …

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AHJ Perspective: Remembering the Small Print

reading the small print

Did you ever sign a document without reading the small print? Personally, I have always thought that the small print was designed to keep attorneys well funded, because the only time small print is important is when it is violated. The primary concern about your insurance policy or contract small …

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Building Structure Versus Shared Support

building structure

Weighing the Differences For most sprinkler projects the building structure is of sufficient design and capacity to allow hanging of sprinkler components directly to the structure. Structural engineers take into account loads imposed on the structure by the sprinkler system and calculate them into the building design. Safety factors are …

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Slots in Trapeze Hanger Angles

criteria for slots

New Criteria in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 When using angle iron as a trapeze member, slots in the angle would provide some flexibility during installation. The problem was that criteria were provided for holes for bolts, but there were no criteria for slots. Information for slots in angle …

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AFSA Announces Two Upcoming Webinars

Changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 in Two Parts The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to announce its upcoming two-part live webinar event: “Changes from the 2013 Edition of NFPA 13 to the 2016 Edition”. The NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems 2016 Edition has been released …

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The 2016 Edition of NFPA 13

What Has Changed and Why I know most jurisdictions are just starting now to enforce the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. However, the 2016 edition is now officially out and will start being applied over the next few years. Thinking about it, in …

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