I have a room that has an alcove for a freezer. The alcove has a soffit over the top of the freezer that will be only 10" above the freezer. Would this require a sprinkler?
Could you please provide the dimensions (LWH) for both the alcove and the freezer? Is this a walk-in freezer?
How many sprinklers are in this room and what is the distance from the nearest sprinkler to the face of the freezer and the distance to the rear of the freezer?
The alcove is 2' x 2' and the nearest sprinkler is approximately 4'-0" away. The issue is the soffit is 12" below the sprinkler.
Not sure the picture either
Maybe from what I have seen
If you walk into the room, there is a freezer
There is a space between the top of the freezer and ceiling/deck
Yes sprinklers are required
Or. But a vertical barrier at the front of the freezer between the top of the freezer and ceiling/ deck
Please refer to NFPA 13 (2016 edition), reference Table 126.96.36.199.2 and paragraph 188.8.131.52.1.3.
Based upon your description of the alcove and soffit dimensions it does not suggest a sprinkler head would be required in the area above the freezer.
My answer is still the same per the picture NO
But should have added in original answer if that area is combustible construction/ wood
THAN yes sprinklers are required
Can you please confirm the occupancy classification of this building?
Will the walls, ceiling, soffit, etc surfaces be constructed of non-combustible or limited combustible materials per NFPA 220?
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