NFPA Journal tells you when you can run sprinkler piping under a building

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Nov 25, 2013

ApprovalRunning the sprinkler service main piping under a building can be a risky design choice, one that until recently had been further complicated by some confusing points in NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 24, Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances. According to NFPA's Matt Klaus, however, the 2013 edition of those standards helps clarify this issue, allowing installers and authorities having jurisdiction make informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the standards, rather than interpretations that may put a structure at risk. For more information on the subject, read Matt's column "When Under Is the Only Option" in the November/December issue of NFPA Journal.