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Title: NFPA 13: Standard for the IInstallation of Sprinkler Systems
2010 Edition

ISBN: nfpa1310

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Where sprinklers are installed, the chances of dying in a fire are reduced by one-half to two-thirds. The 2010 NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems provides the latest rules for all aspects of automatic sprinkler system design and installation. It also covers the character and adequacy of water supplies and the selection of sprinklers, piping, and valves.

Broader coverage supports your work with innovative technology, methods, and research.

  • Updated hanging and bracing rules meet or exceed the seismic requirements of ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures and building code requirements.
  • Chapter 11: Design Approaches clarifies design options.
  • Eight new chapters address storage of specific commodities.
  • Extracts from 35 referenced documents bring users up-to-date on sprinkler system design and installation criteria from other NFPA codes and standards.
  • Rules for sprinklers in combination with draft stops around vertical openings have been revised to correlate with the 2006 NFPA 5000®and NFPA 101®.
  • Recently added installation requirements, such as those addressing "Sloped Combustible Spaces", are further clarified.
  • Installation rules for residential sprinklers incorporate new research into system effectiveness, specifically with regard to obstructions such as ceiling fans and kitchen cabinets. All recent findings are further explained in a helpful Annex.

Create the most effective fire protection system for any building with the 2010 NFPA 13.

382 pages, paperback.  National Fire Protection Agency, (December 2009)

Author: National Fire Protection Agency
Publisher: National Fire Protection Association
Categories: Model Codes,

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