Sprinklers Omission

Discussion created by georgesk on Apr 19, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2018 by cdafd

NFPA 13 and omission of sprinkler system:

We are in the process of building a pyrolysis plant where pyrolysis gas and carbon black are by product.  The fire from both cannot be extinguished by water, and in addition the use of water directly on the fire will cause additional hazards. 

A foam system is needed for dealing with the fires.

Question: Does anyone know the code for the omission of sprinkler system?  The building is specified per IBC - Group F-3