NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 Edition

NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 Edition

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Updates in the 2016 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems help designers, engineers, contractors, and installers develop the best fire sprinkler defense for any occupancy.

Fire protection challenges have changed along with construction materials and types of storage. Get equipped for today’s hazards by getting up-to-code with the new industry standard for the automatic sprinkler system design, installation, and acceptance testing; hanging and bracing systems; underground piping; and seismic protection.

Revisions to commodity classification tables in the 2016 NFPA 13 present the most significant update to the tables in over 30 years.

Updated classification tables in Chapter 5 Annex based on today’s materials help sprinkler system designers avoid common errors in classifying commodities. The new tables improve accuracy and reduce the risk for mistakes that could prove catastrophic in a fire.

A task group addressed the costly problem of corrosion in piping.

In a major change that impacts installers, the 2016 NFPA 13 adds a new requirement that a single air vent be installed for each wet sprinkler system to help reduce potential corrosion activity due to trapped air. A task group concluded that venting the trapped air in a wet system can decrease water delivery time, reduce alarm ring delay, reduce water flow alarm cyclic ringing, and reduce corrosion activity.

Other changes provide more flexible options for sprinkler design:

  • A new protection scheme for exposed bay plastics in racks has been added to Chapter 17, in response to the potential for serious fires.
  • New language added to Chapter 8 based on studies done by the Fire Protection Research Foundation allows sprinklers to be omitted above certain cloud ceiling configurations.
  • Conversions to metric have switched from an exact conversion into an approximate conversion to make the Standard more usable and cost effective on a global scale.
  • A new provision requires listed window sprinklers to be used where glazing assemblies are used as an alternative to fire-resistance-rated construction.
  • Revisions in Chapter 9 address the use of concrete anchors
  • An alternative storage protection scheme has been added for certain storage arrangements, similar to the Scheme A allowance in NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code.

Gain the edge in sprinkler protection to prevent fire deaths and property loss.

NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems advances how sprinkler system designers, installers, maintainers, and AHJs can safeguard people and property against fire. Improve automatic fire sprinkler effectiveness and avoid errors using the new research-based 2016 edition of NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems. (Softbound, 488 pp., 2016)

 

 

 

NFPA® 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 Edition

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 
3.4 Sprinkler System Type Definitions 
3.5 System Component Definitions 
3.6 Sprinkler Definitions 
3.7 Construction Definitions 
3.8 Private Water Supply Piping Definitions 
3.9 Storage Definitions 
3.10 Marine Definitions 
3.11 Hanging and Bracing Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Level of Protection 
4.2 Limited Area Systems 
4.3 Owner's Certificate 
4.4 Additives 
4.5 Air, Nitrogen, or Other Approved Gas 
4.6 Support of Nonsprinkler System Components
Chapter 5 Classification of Occupancies and Commodities
5.1 Classification of Occupancies 
5.2 Light Hazard Occupancies 
5.3 Ordinary Hazard Occupancies 
5.4 Extra Hazard Occupancies 
5.5 Special Occupancy Hazards 
5.6 Commodity Classification
Chapter 6 System Components and Hardware
6.1 General 
6.2 Sprinklers 
6.3 Aboveground Pipe and Tube 
6.4 Fittings 
6.5 Joining of Pipe and Fittings 
6.6 Valves 
6.7 Fire Department Connections 
6.8 Waterflow Alarm Devices 
6.9 Signs
Chapter 7 System Requirements
7.1 Wet Pipe Systems 
7.2 Dry Pipe Systems 
7.3 Preaction Systems and Deluge Systems 
7.4 Combined Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems for Piers, Terminals, and Wharves 
7.5 Multi-Cycle Systems 
7.6 Antifreeze Systems 
7.7 Outside Sprinklers for Protection Against Exposure Fires (Exposure Protection Sprinkler Systems) 
7.8 Refrigerated Spaces 
7.9 Commercial-Type Cooking Equipment and Ventilation 
7.10 Additives and Coatings
Chapter 8 Installation Requirements
8.1 Basic Requirements 
8.2 System Protection Area Limitations 
8.3 Use of Sprinklers 
8.4 Application of Sprinkler Types 
8.5 Position, Location, Spacing, and Use of Sprinklers 
8.6 Standard Pendent and Upright Spray Sprinklers 
8.7 Sidewall Standard Spray Sprinklers 
8.8 Extended Coverage Upright and Pendent Spray Sprinklers 
8.9 Extended Coverage Sidewall Spray Sprinklers 
8.10 Residential Sprinklers 
8.11 CMSA Sprinklers 
8.12 Early Suppression Fast-Response Sprinklers 
8.13 In-Rack Sprinklers 
8.14 Pilot Line Detectors 
8.15 Special Situations 
8.16 Piping Installation 
8.17 System Attachments 
8.18 Electrical Bonding and Grounding
Chapter 9 Hanging, Bracing, and Restraint of System Piping
9.1 Hangers 
9.2 Installation of Pipe Hangers 
9.3 Protection of Piping Against Damage Where Subject to Earthquakes
Chapter 10 Underground Requirements
10.1 Piping 
10.2 Fittings 
10.3 Connection of Pipe Fittings and Appurtenances 
10.4 Protection of Private Fire Service Mains. [24:10.4] 
10.5 Grounding and Bonding 
10.6 Restraint 
10.7 Steep Grades 
10.8 Installation Requirements 
10.9 Backfilling 
10.10 Testing and Acceptance
Chapter 11 Design Approaches
11.1 General 
11.2 Occupancy Hazard Fire Control Approach for Spray Sprinklers 
11.3 Special Design Approaches
Chapter 12 General Requirements for Storage
12.1 General 
12.2 Hose Connections 
12.3 Adjacent Hazards or Design Methods 
12.4 Wet Pipe Systems 
12.5 Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems 
12.6 Storage Applications 
12.7 Discharge Considerations 
12.8 Hose Stream Allowance and Water Supply Duration 
12.9 Unsprinklered Combustible Concealed Spaces 
12.10 Room Design Method 
12.11 High-Expansion Foam Systems 
12.12 Protection of Idle Pallets
Chapter 13 Protection of Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage
13.1 General 
13.2 Design Basis 
13.3 In-Rack Sprinklers
Chapter 14 Protection for Palletized, Solid-Piled, Bin Box, Shelf, or Back-to-Back Shelf Storage of Class I through Class IV Commodities
14.1 General 
14.2 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 
14.3 CMSA Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities 
14.4 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities 
14.5 Special Design for Palletized, Solid-Piled, Bin Box, or Shelf Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities 
14.6 High-Expansion Foam - Reduction to Ceiling Density
Chapter 15 Protection for Palletized, Solid-Piled, Bin Box, Shelf, or Back-to-Back Shelf Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities
15.1 General 
15.2 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 
15.3 CMSA Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities 
15.4 Early Suppression Fast-Response (ESFR) Sprinklers for Palletized or Solid-Piled Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities 
15.5 High-Expansion Foam - Reduction in Ceiling Density
Chapter 16 Protection of Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities
16.1 General 
16.2 Protection Criteria for Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities Stored Up to and Including 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height 
16.3 Protection Criteria for Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV Commodities Stored Over 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height
Chapter 17 Protection of Rack Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities
17.1 General 
17.2 Protection Criteria for Rack Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities Stored Up to and Including 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height 
17.3 Protection Criteria for Rack Storage of Group A Plastic Commodities Stored Over 25 ft (7.6 m) in Height
Chapter 18 Protection of Rubber Tire Storage
18.1 General 
18.2 Columns Within Rubber Tire Storage 
18.3 Water Supplies 
18.4 Ceiling Systems 
18.5 In-Rack Sprinkler System Requirements for Protection of Rubber Tires 
18.6 Reduced-Discharge Density
Chapter 19 Protection of Roll Paper
19.1 Protection of Roll Paper Storage
Chapter 20 Special Designs of Storage Protection
20.1 General 
20.2 Plastic Motor Vehicle Components 
20.3 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 
20.4 Protection of Baled Cotton Storage 
20.5 Sprinkler Protection of Carton Records Storage with Catwalk Access 
20.6 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 (2.44 m) High 
20.7 Protection of High Bay Records Storage
Chapter 21 Alternative Sprinkler System Designs for Chapters 12 Through 20
21.1 General 
21.2 Sprinkler Design Criteria for Palletized and Solid-Piled, Storage of Class I Through Class IV and Plastic Commodities 
21.3 Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Open-Frame Rack Storage of Class I Through Class IV and Plastic Commodities 
21.4 Hose Stream Allowance and Water Supply Duration 
21.5 Minimum Obstruction Criteria
Chapter 22 Special Occupancy Requirements
22.1 General 
22.2 Flammable and Combustible Liquids 
22.3 Aerosol Products 
22.4 Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials 
22.5 Solvent Extraction Plants. [NFPA 36] 
22.6 Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines 
22.7 Nitrate Film 
22.8 Laboratories Using Chemicals 
22.9 Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes 
22.10 Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants 
22.11 Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code 
22.12 Utility LP-Gas Plants 
22.13 Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 
22.14 Protection of Information Technology Equipment 
22.15 Standard on Incinerators, and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment 
22.16 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces 
22.17 Health Care Facilities Code, Class A Hyperbaric Chambers 
22.18 Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems 
22.19 Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Soundstages, Approved Production Facilities, and Production Locations 
22.20 Animal Housing Facilities 
22.21 Water Cooling Towers 
22.22 Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves 
22.23 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities 
22.24 Aircraft Hangars 
22.25 Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways 
22.26 Aircraft Engine Test Facilities 
22.27 Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants 
22.28 Light Water Nuclear Power Plants 
22.29 Hydroelectric Generating Plants. [NFPA 851] 
22.30 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties — Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship. [NFPA 909] 
22.31 National Electrical Code 
22.32 Fire Protection of Telecommunication Facilities 
22.33 Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids 
22.34 Hypobaric Facilities 
22.35 Coal Mines 
22.36 Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities 
22.37 Hazardous Materials Code
Chapter 23 Plans and Calculations
23.1 Working Plans 
23.2 Water Supply Information 
23.3 Hydraulic Calculation Forms 
23.4 Hydraulic Calculation Procedures 
23.5 Deluge Systems 
23.6 Exposure Protection Sprinkler Systems 
23.7 Pipe Schedules
Chapter 24 Water Supplies
24.1 General 
24.2 Types
Chapter 25 Systems Acceptance
25.1 Approval of Sprinkler Systems and Private Fire Service Mains 
25.2 Acceptance Requirements 
25.3 Circulating Closed Loop Systems 
25.4 Instructions 
25.5 Hydraulic Design Information Sign 
25.6 General Information Sign
Chapter 26 Marine Systems
26.1 General 
26.2 System Components, Hardware, and Use 
26.3 System Requirements 
26.4 Installation Requirements 
26.5 Design Approaches 
26.6 Plans and Calculations 
26.7 Water Supplies 
26.8 System Acceptance 
26.9 System Instructions and Maintenance
Chapter 27 System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
27.1 General 
27.2 Inactive Sprinkler Systems Abandoned in Place
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 2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code 
Annex E Development of the Design Approach to Conform with SEI/ASCE 7 
Annex F Informational References 
Index