The Research Foundation is embarking on two new projects designed to provide information for NFPA Technical Committees developing fire suppression guidance.
The first project is directed toward NFPA 13's provisions on fire sprinkler installation in sloped ceiling configurations in storage facilities. The project is beginning with a collaboration between the Foundation and FM Global Research designed to identify common sloped ceiling configurations and model sprinkler actuation.
The second project is directed toward NFPA 75 and 76 and its focus is gaseous suppression effectiveness in data centers and telecommunications facilities. This first phase project is a literature review of available information for the Technical Committee.
Both projects will be complete in 2015.