Posts Tagged ‘Sprinkler Protection’

Report On Flammability Of Li-Ion Batteries In Bulk Storage

May 18th, 2013 Comments off

NFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation has released a research report on a study of flammability of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in bulk storage. The results of these tests will be used to define appropriate sprinkler protection in NFPA 13 for these types of products. Three types of Li-ion batteries commonly used in various consumer products were chosen for these fire tests. They were stored in rack storage configurations up to 15 ft high. Read more…

Sprinkler Protection Simplified

January 14th, 2013 Comments off

SprinklerProtectionHow much do you know about fire sprinkler systems? If you are a business or a building owner, an architect, or a member of the construction industry, you may be interested in some of these commonly asked questions on sprinkler protection. Explore with us sprinkler terminology, application and use of various types of sprinkler heads, issues arising from change in occupancy or change in use, solutions to common problems, and some simple ‘rules of thumb’ Read more…

Why Do Sprinklered Buildings Have To Pay Higher Water Fees?

February 28th, 2012 Comments off

NFPASome municipal water authorities have assessed water fees related to the recovery cost of unmetered water used in the event of a fire in sprinklered buildings. However, owners and operators of unsprinklered buildings have typically not been assessed this fee – even though water usage is also unmetered during a fire. This is even more surprising given the expectation that buildings equipped with a fire protection system use less water during a fire than buildings without a fire protection system. To add to the confusion, Read more…

NFPA 13 2010 Ed. Sprinkler Protection of Storage Occupancy in California

April 4th, 2011 Comments off

In January 2011, California adopted the 2010 Edition of the California Fire Code, along with the 2010 Edition of NFPA 13. This article will summarize the major differences between the storage chapters of the 2002 Edition (previously adopted standard) and 2010 Edition (newly adopted standard) of NFPA 13 published by the National Fire Protection Association. Read more…

Changes To The 2010 Ed. Of NFPA 13 – Combustible Storage

October 4th, 2010 Comments off

On November 4th 2010 Klausbruckner & Associates will be presenting a seminar on “Sprinkler Protection for Storage of Ordinary Combustibles NFPA 13 2010 Edition.” Changes between the 2002 and 2010 Editions of the standard will be addressed. This seminar will review in light of these changes basic knowledge, such as definitions of rack and palletized storage, to more complex topics, such as Read more…