Fire Sprinkler System

With technology changing ever so quickly, the codes cannot keep up with these new technologies. New information such as, burn tests results, fire modeling, fire sprinklers, and more definitive fire codes can keep even the fire code professionals struggling to understand. We can only imagine how difficult it must be for the lay person to understand.

On behalf of our clients, we at Premier Fire Consulting, LLC will take your specific needs for your warehouse; design a plan that will comply with those needs to meet current codes requirements. Below are examples of common fire sprinklers systems and the capabilities of each system.

.20 gpm for 1,500 sq. ft

This system is designed for an Ordinary Hazard Group II Occupancy using 165 degree sprinklers. With this design there should not be any storage of Class I through IV commodities over 12'-0" in solid piles or in-racks. As well as flammable liquids, Group A Plastics and idle pallets stored over 6'-0".

.33 gpm for 3,000 sq. ft

This system, with 286 degree-fire sprinklers, will allow 20'-0" of rack storage of Class III non-encapsulated commodities on conventional wooden pallets with minimum 8'-0" aisles, and no in-rack fire sprinklers. NFPA 13, 2013 Edition, Figure 16.2.1.3.2(c).

.45 gpm for 3,000 sq. ft

This system, with 286 degree-fire sprinklers, will allow 20'-0" of rack storage of Class IV non-encapsulated commodities on conventional wooden pallets with minimum 8'-0" aisles, and no in-rack fire sprinklers. NFPA 13, 2013 Edition, Figure 16.2.1.3.2(d).

.60 gpm over 3,000 sq. ft.

This system, with 286 degree-fire sprinklers, will allow 25'-0" of rack storage of Class III non-encapsulated commodities on conventional wooden pallets with a minimum 8'-0" aisles, and no in-rack fire sprinklers. (NFPA 13, 2013 Edition, Figure 16.2.1.3.2 (c)) This configuration would also allow 22'-0" of Class IV non-encapsulated commodities on conventional wooden pallets with an 8'-0" aisle and non in-rack fire sprinklers (NFPA 13, 2013 Edition, Figure 16.2.1.3.2 (d).

Note: Other storage arrangements are possible with the design criteria shown above.