was trying to order shower curtains and was told that awhile back they were told the shower curtains had to have the netting on top as per NFPA. I could not find anything searching the code book was just wanting some clarification on this.
It is a fire sprinkler issue.
should not apply to shower curtains, more often with the curtains that cover a patients bed.
it is found in NFPA 13
will look later for the section
8,6,5,2,1 nfpa 13 2013 edition, sorry cannot copy and paste right now
Do a search with "open mesh curtains in hospitals" and there is an article that talks about it
Keyes Life Safety Compliance » Open Mesh Curtains in Hospitals
nfpa 13 2013 edition
In light hazard occupancies, privacy curtains, as shown in Figure 22.214.171.124.2, shall not be considered obstructions where all of the following are met:
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