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NFPA 13 HDBK

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2013
Status: inactive
Page Count: 1,247
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This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are advised to carefully evaluate proposed selections for appropriateness and preference.

This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard.

This standard shall not provide requirements for the design or installation of water mist fire protection systems, which are not considered fire sprinkler systems and are addressed by NFPA 750.

This standard is written with the assumption that the sprinkler system shall be designed to protect against a single fire originating within the building.

This standard also provides guidance for the installation of systems for exterior protection and specific hazards. Where these systems are installed, they are also designed for protection of a fire from a single ignition source.

Purpose

Since its inception, this document has been developed on the basis of standardized materials, devices, and design practices. However, Section 1.2 and other subsections such as 6.3.7.8 and 8.4.8 allow the use of materials and devices not specifically designated by this standard, provided such use is within parameters established by a listing organization. In using such materials or devices, it is important that all conditions, requirements, and limitations of the listing be fully understood and accepted and that the installation be in complete accord with such listing requirements.

The purpose of this standard shall be to provide a reasonable degree of protection for life and property from fire through standardization of design, installation, and testing requirements for sprinkler systems, including private fire service mains, based on sound engineering principles, test data, and field experience.

Document History

January 1, 2019
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are...
January 1, 2019
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are...
January 1, 2016
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
Multiple paragraphs and tables in Annex A were revised by tentative interim amendments (TIAs). This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and...
13H
January 1, 2016
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
Multiple paragraphs and tables in Annex A were revised by tentative interim amendments (TIAs). This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and...
NFPA 13 HDBK
January 1, 2013
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are...
January 1, 2010
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are...
January 1, 2007
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard. This...
January 1, 2002
Plans and Calculations
Preliminary plans should be submitted for review to the authority having jurisdiction prior to the development of working plans [see Figure A.14.1(a)]. The preliminary plans can be part of the...
January 1, 2002
Storage
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January 1, 2002
Explanatory Material
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January 1, 2002
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook
This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard. This...
January 1, 2002
The Effect of Large Orifice Sprinklers on High Challenge Fires
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January 1, 2002
Hanging, Bracing, and Restraint of System Piping
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January 1, 2002
Explanatory Material
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January 1, 2002
Referenced Publications
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January 1, 2002
Water Supplies
The effectiveness of even the most conservative sprinkler system design depends on its water supply. Unless the sprinkler system discharge criteria can be satisfied by the water supply in terms of...
January 1, 2002
System Components
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January 1, 2002
Water Supply
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January 1, 2002
Classification of Occupancies and Commodities
Chapter 5 provides information on the classification of occupancy hazards previously found in Chapter 2 of the 1999 edition of NFPA 13 and the description of storage commodities formerly found in...
January 1, 2002
Miscellaneous Topics
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January 1, 2002
Referenced Publications
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January 1, 2002
Special Occupancy Requirements
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January 1, 2002
Supplements
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January 1, 2002
System Design
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January 1, 2002
Referenced Publications
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