what is sprinkler design for storage of wood pallets in racks up to 18 ft high
Client wants in-rack sprinklers and not modifying is ceiling sprinklers (OH2): ceiling heigh 20 to 22 ft;
NFPA 13 specifically mentions not to store idle pallets on racks or shelves unless specific conditions are met. These are listed under 12.12.3.
Also, please refer section 12.12.1 - NFPA 13
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3203.6 High-hazard commodities.
High-hazard commodities are
high-hazard products presenting special fire hazards beyond those of Class I,
II, III or IV. Group A plastics not otherwise classified are included in this
class. Examples of high-hazard commodities include, but are not limited to, the
Aerosol, Level 3 (see Chapter 51)
Alcoholic beverages, exceeding 80-percent alcohol, in bottles or cartons
Commodities of any class in plastic containers in carousel storage
Flammable solids (except solid combustible metals)
Glycol in combustible
containers (50 percent or greater)
Lacquers, which dry by solvent
evaporation, in metal cans or cartons
Lubricating or hydraulic fluid in
Mattresses, foam rubber or foam plastics
flats which are idle combustible
Paper and pulp, rolled, in vertical storage
which is unbanded or not protected with an approved wrap
asphalt, rolled, horizontal storage
Paper, asphalt, rolled, vertical storage
Pillows, foam rubber and foam plastics
Vegetable oil and butter in plastic containers
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