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NFPA® 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Retroactivity
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Units
1.6 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
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Sprinkler Temperature Ratings
4.2 Tube
4.3 Listed or Labeled
4.4 Smoke Alarms
4.5 Documentation
4.6 Qualifications
Chapter 5 System Components
5.1 General
5.2 Aboveground Pipe and Equipment
5.3 Underground Pipe
5.4 Pre-Engineered Systems
Chapter 6 Water Supply
6.1 General Provisions
6.2 Water Supply Sources
6.3 Multipurpose Piping System
6.4 Manufactured Home Water Supply
6.5 Common Supply Pipes
Chapter 7 Installation
7.1 Valves
7.2 Drains and Test Connections
7.3 Pressure Gauges
7.4 Piping Support
7.5 Sprinklers
7.6 Alarms
7.7 Attics
Chapter 8 Sprinkler Position and Location
8.1 Design Criteria
8.2 Position of Sprinklers
8.3 Location of Sprinklers
Chapter 9 Protection from Freezing
9.1 System Types
9.2 Antifreeze Systems
9.3 Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems
Chapter 10 Discharge and Hydraulic Calculations
10.1 Design Discharge
10.2 Number of Design Sprinklers
10.3 Piping Configurations
10.4 Pipe Sizing
Chapter 11 System Acceptance
11.1 General
11.2 Acceptance Tests
Chapter 12 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
12.1 General
12.2 Inspections and Tests
12.3 Maintenance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index

Editor: Matt Klaus

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  • A wealth of new commentary that clarifies the intent and reasoning behind NFPA 13D's and NFPA 13R's requirements
  • Full-color photos, graphics, and illustrations, with new drawings rendered in detail
  • New FAQs from the AHJ's perspective
  • Supplements written by experts such as James Golinveaux, Kathleen Almand, Marshall Klein, Kenneth Isman, and Victoria Valentine
  • A new supplement on major changes for both NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R
  • A new section devoted to NFPA's Sprinkler Initiative with research material and links to FM Global, Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, and NFPA®
  • A QR code linking to the Fire Protection Research Foundation for residential sprinkler news

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Contents

Foreword by James M. Shannon

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Contributors

About the Editor

PART ONE

NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, with Commentary

1 Administration

1.1 Scope

1.2 Purpose

1.3 Retroactivity

1.4 Equivalency

1.5 Units

1.6 New Technology

2 Referenced Publications

2.1 General

2.2 NFPA Publications

2.3 Other Publications

2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

3 Definitions

3.1 General

3.2 NFPA Official Definitions

3.3 General Definitions

4 General Requirements

4.1 Sprinkler Temperature Ratings

4.2 Tube

4.3 Listed or Labeled

4.4 Smoke Alarms

4.5 Documentation

4.6 Qualifications

5 System Components

5.1 General

5.2 Aboveground Pipe and Equipment

5.3 Underground Pipe

5.4 Pre-Engineered Systems

6 Water Supply

6.1 General Provisions

6.2 Water Supply Sources

6.3 Multipurpose Piping System

6.4 Manufactured Home Water Supply

6.5 Common Supply Pipes

7 Installation

7.1 Valves

7.2 Drains and Test Connections

7.3 Pressure Gauges

7.4 Piping Support

7.5 Sprinklers

7.6 Alarms

7.7 Attics

8 Sprinkler Position and Location

8.1 Design Criteria

8.2 Position of Sprinklers

8.3 Location of Sprinklers

9 Protection from Freezing

9.1 System Types

9.2 Antifreeze Systems

9.3 Dry Pipe and Preaction Systems

10 Discharge and Hydraulic Calculation

10.1 Design Discharge

10.2 Number of Design Sprinklers

10.3 Piping Configurations

10.4 Pipe Sizing

11 System Acceptance

11.1 General

11.2 Acceptance Tests

12 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

12.1 General

12.2 Inspections and Tests

12.3 Maintenance

Annexes

Annex A Explanatory Material

Annex B Informational References

PART TWO

NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Low-Rise Residential Occupancies, with Commentary

1 Administration

1.1 Scope

1.2 Purpose

1.3 Retroactivity

1.4 Equivalency

1.5 Units

1.6 New Technology

2 Referenced Publications

2.1 General

2.2 NFPA Publications

2.3 Other Publications

2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

3 Definitions

3.1 General

3.2 NFPA Official Definitions

3.3 General Definitions

4 General Requirements

4.1 Sprinklered Throughout

4.2 Compartments

4.3 Basic Requirements

4.4 Tube

4.5 Listed or Labeled

4.6 System Arrangement

5 System Components

5.1 General

5.2 Aboveground Piping and Equipment

5.3 Underground Pipe

5.4 System Types

6 Installation

6.1 System Protection Area Limitations

6.2 Use of Sprinklers

6.3 Quick-Response Sprinklers

6.4 Residential Sprinklers

6.5 Special Situations

6.6 Location of Sprinklers

6.7 Piping

6.8 Valves

6.9 Drains

6.10 Test Connection

6.11 Fire Department Connection

6.12 Pressure Gauges

6.13 Piping Support

6.14 Open-Grid Ceilings

6.15 Drop-Out Ceilings

6.16 Alarms

7 Discharge Criteria

7.1 Design Criteria — Inside Dwelling Unit

7.2 Design Criteria — Outside Dwelling Unit

7.3 Design Criteria — Garages

7.4 Pipe Sizing

7.5 Combustible Concealed Spaces

8 Plans and Calculations

8.1 Working Plans

9 Water Supply

9.1 Automatic

9.2 Minimum

9.3 Source

9.4 Fire Pump

9.5 Water Tanks

9.6 Domestic Demand

9.7 Non-Fire Protection Connections

10 System Acceptance

10.1 Approval of Sprinkler Systems

10.2 Acceptance Tests

11 Care and Maintenance

11.1 Stock of Spare Sprinklers

11.2 Owner’s Responsibility

11.3 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

11.4 Instructions

Annexes

Annex A Explanatory Material

Annex B Informational References

PART THREE

Supplements

1 A History of Residential Sprinkler Use in the United States

2 Obstructions to Residential Sprinklers

3 Analysis of the Performance of Residential Sprinkler Systems with Sloped or Sloped and Beamed Ceilings

4 Pedestal/Podium Building Design Using Model Building Codes and NFPA Sprinkler Standards

5 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2010 to 2013 Editions of NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R

PART FOUR

Addenda

1 Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers

2 Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

3 Communities with Home Fire Sprinklers: The Experience in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

4 Cost Effectiveness of Sprinklers

5 Comparative Analysis of Housing Cost and Supply Impacts of Sprinkler Ordinances at the Community Level

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