The updated 2010 Edition of NFPA 13 - Installation of Sprinkler Systems
Get up-to-code with new research-based 2010 NFPA 13.
The updated 2010 NFPA 13 - Installation of Sprinkler Systems Code helps you keep pace with the many dynamic advancements in sprinkler system design and installation and provides you with the new best practices for system design, installation, water supplies and equipment. NFPA 13 also offers information on the latest sprinkler technology, delivering scientifically based solutions that reduce risks and fire loss, as well as new criteria for the use of smoke vents. 425 pp.
Fire testing and studies performed by the Fire Protection Research Foundation form the basis for added criteria.
- Chapter 20 presents requirements for the protection of three new special storage arrangements:
- Carton records storage with catwalk access
- Compact shelving of commodities including paper files, magazines, books and similar documents in folders —with no more than 5% plastics and up to 8 ft. high
- High-bay records storage
Other major technical revisions and usability changes:
- New method to calculate rack shelf area takes the placement of loads into consideration.
- Information about large drop sprinklers and specific application control mode sprinklers is combined as Control Mode Specific Application (CMSA).
- Added criteria for the use of smoke vents recognize their limited use and effect on sprinkler operation.
- New zone-of-influence tables for Schedule 5 steel pipe, CPVC, and Type M copper
- The adoption of the SEI/ASCE 7 approach for load calculations, and a new Annex E that describes the process
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 Administration
- Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
- Chapter 3 Definitions
- Chapter 4 General Requirements
- Chapter 5 Classification of Occupancies and Commodities
- Chapter 6 System Components and Hardware
- Chapter 7 System Requirements
- Chapter 8 Installation Requirements
- Chapter 9 Hanging, Bracing, and Restraint of System Piping
- Chapter 10 Underground Piping
- Chapter 11 Design Approaches
- Chapter 12 General Requirements for Storage
- Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Storage