2016 NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R Handbook - Current Edition

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    Editor: Matt Klaus

    NFPA®'s 2016 Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook helps contractors and engineers reduce fire deaths through compliance with NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R.

    Eight out of ten fire deaths occur in the home. Protect people with home fire sprinkler system planning and installation using NFPA's user-friendly new Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook. Ideal for engineers, designers, contractors, and installers, this unique resource combines clear explanations, full-color visuals, and hands-on access to the 2016 editions of NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R text. You'll get the support you need to install residential fire sprinklers with confidence, so you can reduce risks while maximizing efficiency on the job.

    Loaded with new features -- including house plans showing sprinkler installation -- this one-stop source brings you up-to-date!

    • Reference the complete texts of the 2016 NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes and NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies.
    • A wealth of commentary clarifies the intent and reasoning behind NFPA 13D's and NFPA 13R's requirements -- with new explanations on key differences between the Standards.
    • First-time, full-color house plans show correct sprinkler installation -- essential for contractors!
    • A new plans review checklist gives those reviewing plans added assurance that nothing is overlooked.
    • Full-color photos, graphics, illustrations, and detailed drawings clarify concepts.
    • Historical Notes provide invaluable background on residential fire sprinkler use in the United States.
    • Supplements written by experts include a new supplement on conducting sprinkler plans review, a revised Pedestal/Podium Building Design Using Model Building Codes and NFPA Sprinkler Standards, and an overview of technical changes for both NFPA 13D and NFPA 13R.
    • An entire section is devoted to NFPA's Sprinkler Initiative, with research material and links to Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and NFPA.

    New design features improve navigation and accessibility.

    • Code Update icons indicate a change has occurred.
    • "Ask the AHJ" FAQs help installers avoid common errors.
    • Updated FAQs throughout make technical provisions clear.

    Consult the most comprehensive and authoritative source of facts and advice about residential fire sprinkler systems.

    Get the industry's most comprehensive source for information about fire sprinkler protection in homes; NFPA's 2016 Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook. (Hardbound, 467 pp., 2016)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    Contents

    Foreword

    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 Calculations

    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

    Annex A Explanatory Material

    Annex B Informational References

    PART TWO

    NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in 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 Basic Requirements

    4.3 Tube

    4.4 Listed or Labeled

    4.5 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 Combustible Concealed Spaces

    8 Plans and Calculations

    8.1 Working Plans

    8.2 Hydraulic Calculations

    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

    Annex A Explanatory Material

    Annex B Informational References

    PART THREE

    Supplements

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

    2 A History of Residential Sprinkler Use in the United States

    3 Obstructions to Residential Sprinklers

    4 Sprinkler Project Workflow Documents

    5 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2013 to 2016 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 Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment

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

    6 States with Sprinkler Coalitions

    NFPA 13D Index

    NFPA 13R Index

    Important Notices and Disclaimers

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