NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems helps reduce risks and fire loss with proven fire protection strategies.
Long considered the benchmark for automatic fire sprinkler systems, NFPA 13 presents consensus-based requirements for sprinkler system design approaches, installation, and component options. Compliance is essential to sprinkler performance, which in turn significantly reduces the risks of fire deaths and property loss. Each new edition of NFPA 13 reflects added knowledge about sprinkler performance under fire conditions. Changes are based on scientific research and a wide body of industry experience.
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Sample (NFPA 10, 2010)
220.127.116.11* Wheeled fire extinguishers shall be considered for hazard protection where fulfillment of the following requirementsis necessary: in areas in which a fire risk assessment has shown the following:
(4) (1) High hazard areas are present.
(5) (2) Limited available personnel Limited available personnel are present, thereby requiring an extinguisher that has the following features:
(1) (a) High agent flow rates
(2) (b) Increased agent stream range
(3) (c) Increased agent capacity