NFPA Journal talks about protecting sprinklers from earthquakes

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 4, 2013

Heads_up_240According to Matt Klaus in his column "Shakin' All Over" in the latest issue of NFPA Journal, the NFPA 13 requirements addressing earthquake protection of automatic sprinkler systems may be the hardest to understand, largely because they deal more with structural engineering issues than hydraulics, the topic of most of the requirements in NFPA 13. These requirements are designed to limit the impact of the differential movement quakes cause so that the sprinkler system can function as intended. For more in this subject, read Matt's column online or on page 36 of the May/June issue of NFPA Journal.