2016 NFPA 13R Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    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)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    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
    Index
  • Prior Editions

    NFPA 13R helps you design and install life-saving sprinkler systems in multiple-family dwellings -- to safeguard people and property from fire.

    For effective and economical sprinkler system installation in multifamily occupancies -- such as apartment buildings and hotels -- buildings, designers, owners, and AHJs rely on NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies. This comprehensive Standard takes into consideration the greater occupant loads and increased risks associated with stacked dwelling and sleeping units in these types of dwellings. NFPA 13R's requirements cover design and installation, including water supply and system acceptance. Each subsequent edition of the Standard reflects new research, advanced equipment, and changes in the built environment.

    • The 2013 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies introduces a new title along with major updates reflecting industry developments. Changes include a four-head calc that will help eliminate conflicts in determining sprinkler coverage for sloped and beam ceilings; revised coverage on dry type sprinkler heads; and new information on "shadow area" to help avoid ceiling fan blockage. This edition also clarifies the use of residential sprinklers outside of dwelling units. Another critical update addresses antifreeze use.
    • The 2010 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height improves referencing and usability, with separate chapters for system installation, discharge, plans and calculations, water supplies, acceptance testing, and care and maintenance. Helpful new annex material helps you determine when NFPA 13R is applicable and when it is not.
    • The 2007 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height adds sprinkler spacing and obstruction rules that address sloped ceilings, ceiling pockets, ceiling fans, and kitchen cabinets. In addition to clarified requirements for utilizing Quick Response Sprinklers, this edition adds requirements addressing architectural features within the dwelling unit. It also includes clarified closet requirements, including obstructions within the closet and protection of mechanical closets.
    • The 2002 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height introduces technical changes including new sprinkler discharge rules and new design requirements for garages. A new user-friendly format incorporates exceptions into requirements, to save users time throughout the design and installation process.
    • The 1999 edition of NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height provides essential requirements for the installation of life-saving sprinklers in multiple family residential occupancies. It includes provisions for water supplies system components, system flow rates, and sprinkler location 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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