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Can Window Sprinklers be used for Proscenium Water-Curtains?

Question asked by ftorres on Feb 24, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 24, 2020 by cdafd

Can Window Sprinklers be used for Water Curtains for Proscenium Openings?

 

According to NFPA 101-2018 12.4.6.7.1, the proscenium opening shall be protected by a listed fire curtain or an approved water curtain complying with NFPA 13.

 

In the case of the water-curtain, a deluge system should be used. But the conventional nozzles, create a water-cone that extent widely into the stage and the audience area. (consider the nozzles installed at 36 ft height)

 

"Window sprinklers" provide an plain deluge water-curtain, that can fit properly in this case. So, can window sprinklers be used in this Special Case? 

 

Thank you for your support.

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