• Sprinkler Types

     I have in my hospital intermediate sprinkler head yellow bulb is this accepted by NFPA 13, OR we have to change the sprinkler head to Ordinary type red bulb 
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  • Ventilation requirement at fire pump room

    According to ventilation of a typical engine room it is suggested that temperature of the room should not exceed 49°C. Could anyone help me regarding NFPA suggestion about firepump room ventilation. Typically in ...
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  • School fire protection costs

    I am looking for the average costs (percentage) of fire protections systems in new school construction.  I would like a link to this information for "footnote" documentation.
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  • Rules regarding backup, spare, or replacement Portable Fire Extinguishers

    My company uses well over 500 extinguishers in the building I work at, and about 25 of those are spares not in use. I cannot seem to find anything in the NFPA 10 that provides for the storage of fire extinguishers whi...
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  • Protection of Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage

    I need review the correct protection for storage Class III commodity up to 12 ft in  height in accordance NFPA 13 2019 edition, last edition 2016 was in it's chapter 13 "Protection on Miscellaneous and Low-Piled ...
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  • Fire Pump in water heater room of non high rise building

    Can we accommodate fire pump in the water heater rooms for non-high-rise building? GWHs are of 199 MBH, water heater room is fully sprinkled and have 1 hr rating.
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  • Fire Pump

    Dear NFPA   Does NPFA 20 strictly specify that a Fire Pump should be ULFM Listed? Our country’s fire code looks at NFPA Standards as a basis for designing fire protection systems.  I want to know al...
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  • Water tank & pump for 13D system

    My water company is requiring me to run a separate water line from the street for a home sprinkler system. I can't use my existing home water line. They say the connection charge is $2,000, plus I have to pay for a se...
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  • Kitchen Hood

    Hoping to get clarification between NFPA 96- 11.6.4 (2017) which states Fire suppression systems shall not be rendered inoperable during the cleaning process and NFPA 96- 11.6.5 (2017) which stated components of the f...
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  • 13D Certification

    I submitted this question online to the NFPA but there has been no response. I am thinking about self-installing (myself with friends) a 13D system in a single home I am building in PA. The township tells me they requ...
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  • Sprinkler Head Obstruction

    My question references NFPA 13, 2010; please adjust as needed for later editions. Pages 13-76 & 13-77, Figures,, & These show vertical & horizontal sprinkler head dimensio...
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  • Indoor Fire Pump Units Physical Separation.

    Section Indoor fire pumps in high-rise buildings shall be physically separated or protected by 2-hour fire rated construction.  The design for a high-rise building has two (2) fire pumps to provide re...
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  • Pnueumatic Test For FM200 Piping.

    Hi Guys,   For pneumatic test can we use air pressure instead of nitrogen?     Thanks,   Naqash
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    Hi   What is the technical difference between UL listed Fire Pumps & Non UL listed Fire Pumps? Is there any performance difference or any other working principal difference?
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  • May I request to know the requirement of SCH40 pipe pressure test in Clean Agent such as FM-200 and Novec 1230 system?

    Hello Sir/ Madam,   This is Mr. Wai Yan from Rhino Shield Co., Ltd. May I request to know the requirement of SCH40 pipe pressure test in Clean Agent such as FM-200 and Novec 1230 system? What is the pressure r...
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  • Can items be stored on top of a flammable safety cabinet?

    I was wondering if you are able to store items on top of the safety cabinet containing flammable chemicals. Is there any restrictions on what you can and cannot store according to OSHA and NFPA? Or are we able to stor...
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  • Software for sprinkler system design

    Dear All, I want to design sprinkler system for a building by use of software. Can anyone provide information, where can I get software? I really would appreciate for your assistance. Regards, Maqsood
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  • Evaluation of Fire Pump Test Results

    #I would like to request your clarification for below standard as we have doubt to compare the pump test result which we recently done. (2) Fire pump test results are no less than 95 percent of the fl...
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  • NFPA 2016 Changes

    Can someone upload the 2nd draft document for the 2016 NFPA 13?  I need to quickly identify the changes from the 2013 to the 2016. Why were the black bars removed from the margin? 
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    WE ARE HAVING HELPAD AREA IS 40 x 40m and landing area is 20x 20m. Helipad is more than 40m away from buildings. As per NFPA 418 do we need to have foam system with deluge.   What are the conditions to avoid foa...
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