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Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 am Eastern Time (-04:00 GMT)
Sprinkler Protection of Storage Updates & Research from NFPA
Presented by David R. Hague, Principal Engineer - Building Fire Protection NFPA
The protection of stored commodities has long been a concern of the fire protection industry. As the materials being stored have evolved and the height of storage arrangements continue to increase, the requirements in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems have also grown and evolved. The 2019 edition of NFPA 13 features a significant re-organization of the entire document including those for protection of storage.
This session will review the fundamental principles of the sprinkler protection of storage including commodity classification, storage arrangements, and the different sprinkler types available for designers. Recently completed and currently ongoing research projects will also be discussed
Learning objectives of the presentation:
- Review the key design principles of providing sprinkler protection for storage
- Identify the commodity classifications of storage
- Review the different types of storage arrangements
- Detail the new layout of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 and organization of the requirements for storage
- Summarize recent research projects that have evaluated sprinkler protection of storage
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