Does a H-3 store room for distilled alcohol in IBC's require a foam system or can it be protected with a wet system?
About how many sq ft, is the storage room itself?
What type of containers and about high is the storage, racks or on the ground/pallets
Finished product or raw material
OHHH I am not an engineer, so you can discount my reply if you want
1,400 sq ft
Closed IBC totes and barrels. 6’ & 12’ high on ground.
The building that the room is in, currently has an ESFR system at the roof deck. The room is being built with 1 hour rated walls to roof, no ceiling.
It can be either of them depending on the chosen fire protection strategy.
If water supply is sufficient, a water only system can installed. But it will require adequate drainage be provided with capacity for the entire water discharge. The drainage system must lead to a place for safe disposal that does not affect the rest of the property or other properties.
When water supply in insufficient for a water only system or drainage cannot be provided then a foam system is the best option. However, instead of drainage, the area must have curbing, dikes or any other element that retains the entire discharge of foam.
What would the density need to be for a wet system? it currently has an ESFR system.
NFPA has no fire protection criteria for distilleries. I suggest purchasing the fire protection guide available from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Alternatively, you could apply FM Global's 7-74 loss prevention data sheet.
What would be the fire flow requirements within the H-3 room?
Suggest you get a Fire Protection Engineer involved soon.
Have them look at the entire project and design.
Let them decide on the sprinkler design, to many variables in your question. Such as per cent of alcohol can change the design requirements.
Hiring the FPE, will more than likely save you money.
And no it should not require a foam system.
Twelve foot high is Scary
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