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NFPA Journal examines sprinkler protection in the MRI room

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jan 27, 2014

 

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Tackling this concern in the latest issue of+ NFPA Journal+ is columnist Matt Klaus, who's also staff liaison for NFPA 13, +Installation of Sprinkler Systems+; 13R; and 13D . "It is imperative that the sprinkler system designer work with the building's owners and their engineering staff to come up with a solution that will not only comply with the sprinkler design standards, but also with the equipment being installed in these rooms," says Klaus.


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