NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancie

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Safeguard people and property in low-rise occupancies with sprinkler systems installed using the 2016 NFPA 13R.

Provide people with the high level of fire and life safety they deserve. Install sprinkler systems using the 2016 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies. This Standard includes comprehensive requirements governing system installation, including water supply and system acceptance.

Keep your knowledge up-to-code with the revised 2016 edition.

Installers and contractors need the revised 2016 NFPA 13R to complete jobs correctly, work with the latest technologies, and reduce risks while maximizing efficiency. Changes in this edition include:

  • Added clarification on the re-use of sprinklers
  • New language concerning nonmetallic piping compatibility, for consistency with NFPA 13
  • Reorganized and restructured sections addressing sprinkler protection outside of dwelling units, to make requirements easier to apply

The 2016 NFPA 13R also includes the latest information about antifreeze use. (Softbound, 47 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 13R Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies, 2016 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 Sprinklered Throughout
4.2 Basic Requirements
4.3 Tube
4.4 Listed or Labeled
4.5 System Arrangement
Chapter 5 System Components
5.1 General
5.2 Aboveground Piping and Equipment
5.3 Underground Pipe
5.4 System Types
Chapter 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
Chapter 7 Discharge Criteria
7.1 Design Criteria - Inside Dwelling Unit
7.2 Design Criteria - Outside Dwelling Unit
7.3 Design Criteria - Garages
7.4 Combustible Concealed Spaces
Chapter 8 Plans and Calculations
8.1 Working Plans
8.2 Hydraulic Calculations
Chapter 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
Chapter 10 System Acceptance
10.1 Approval of Sprinkler Systems
10.2 Acceptance Tests
Chapter 11 Care and Maintenance
11.1 Stock of Spare Sprinklers
11.2 Owner's Responsibility
11.3 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
11.4 Instructions
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References