2016 NFPA 13D - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Install home fire sprinkler systems with the updated 2016 NFPA 13D and protect lives.

    More and more homeowners throughout the United States consider sprinklers to be the ultimate in fire protection. In fact, sprinklers are proven life-savers that reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by about 80% while significantly protecting against property loss.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 13D: Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes is your source of up-to-date criteria for every aspect of sprinkler design, water supplies, equipment, and placement.

    Stay up-to-code to work confidently and improve your bottom line.

    Installers and contractors need the revised 2016 NFPA 13D 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
    • A new figure addressing the positioning of sprinklers to avoid obstruction where there are sloped ceilings
    • A new sketch showing an insulation practice using tenting in an attic or concealed space

    The 2016 NFPA 13D also includes the latest information about antifreeze use. Install home fire sprinkler systems with NFPA 13D and save lives! (Softbound, 58 pp., 2016)

     

    Live-Action home fire sprinkler video demo.

    This powerful home fire sprinkler system video illustrates how sprinklers save lives and reduce fire loss. Watch a room without fire sprinklers reach full flashover in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds, compared to a room with sprinkler protection, where the fire is quickly contained.

     

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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 13D Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 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 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
  • Prior Editions

    Use NFPA 13D to design and install reliable and economical sprinkler systems that keep people and property safer from fires in the home.

    Research shows that residential fire sprinklers could take monumental strides in saving lives and reducing property loss in homes, where most fire deaths in the U.S. occur. NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes is the solution to correct residential system design and installation. Coverage includes water supplies, equipment requirements, as well as sprinkler location, spacing and position. Safety experts, fire fighters, and community leaders strongly advocate installing sprinklers in dwellings, and sprinkler systems are a requirement in all U.S. model building codes. Each edition of NFPA 13D incorporates new information about saving lives, protecting property, and watching your bottom line. 

    • The 2013 edition of NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes helps improve cost-effectiveness in residential sprinkler design. A major change allows a four-head calc that can eliminate conflicts in determining sprinkler coverage for sloped and beam ceilings. New provisions allow the use of backflow preventer for shutoff, and new information on "shadow area" helps you avoid ceiling fan blockage. This edition also includes an update on antifreeze use.
    • The 2010 edition of NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes features an expanded scope covering system inspection, testing, and maintenance. It also introduces an 8-step prescriptive pipe sizing method as an alternative to the hydraulic calculation method, to improve flexibility in design. This edition clarifies that "townhouses" can be protected by an NFPA 13D A new annex provides key maintenance and testing information for homeowners.
    • The 2007 edition of NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes adds spacing and obstruction rules addressing sloped ceilings, ceiling pockets, ceiling fans, and kitchen cabinets. New installation, design, and acceptance requirements for pumps help you ensure adequate water supplies when needed. Other new requirements address listed dry pipe residential sprinkler systems. This edition also clarifies the acceptability of insulation as a method of freeze protection.
    • The 2002 edition of NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes introduces an improved format and a revised list of locations in dwellings where sprinklers can be omitted. Other major changes include new discharge requirements and updated network and mutipurpose system rules.
    • The 1999 edition of NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes presents revised coverage on residential sprinkler system design considerations, water supplies, equipment requirements, and sprinkler location, spacing and position.

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    411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.

     

    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.

     

    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).

     

    411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or 

    411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.

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