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For sprinklers purposes, yes. NFPA 13 has a CMDA criteria specific for retail stores.
Can you specify in which chapter this risk is?I always considered that it could be an OH II for the height of the racks and the separation between them.In the deposit area it is clearly another risk.
See section 21.9. If the retail store has the usual groceries/foodstuff and very few highly combustible products, an OH II criteria can be applied.
I can not find "Section 21.9 in NFPA 13"Can you capture it for me ?
Are you using the 2019 edition of NFPA 13?
Be sure to consult the building safety code adopted by law as building protection in has additional provisions to the extinguishment requirements.
If the NFPA 101 as adopted by law for your building these guidance for the Annex A for new mercantile occupancies may help.
Excerpt taken from the 2015 NFPA 101:
A.18.104.22.168 Mercantile occupancies include the following:(1) Auction rooms(2) Department stores(3) Drugstores(4) Restaurants with fewer than 50 persons(5) Shopping centers(6) SupermarketsOffice, storage, and service facilities incidental to the saleof merchandise and located in the same building should beconsidered part of the mercantile occupancy classification
All the protection features in Section 36.3 Protection of the NFPA 101 must be met in addition to the extinguishment requirements. If the "deposit area" is meant to be a storage occupancy, in addition to extinguishment, the building must also meet the provisions of 42.3 Protection.
If the local codes are different than NFPA 101 consult with them for the additional requirements.
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