Comparison Between NFPA 13 & FM Global Data Sheets 2-0 & 8-9

Comparison Between NFPA 13 & FM Global Data Sheets 2-0 & 8-9
Join us for a webinar to learn about the major differences between the guidelines offered in FM Global Data Sheets 2-0, Installation Guidelines for Automatic Sprinklers, and 8-9, Storage of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and Plastic Commodities, when compared to those found in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

This webinar will highlight some of the major differences as well as explain the reason why these differences currently exist. It will also discuss some of the differences that were once associated with the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 that no longer exist with the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 and why.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar attendees will be able to:
1.    Identify major differences between NFPA 13 and FM Global Data
       Sheets 2-0 & 8-9
2.    Explain why these differences exist
3.    Identify the differences that no longer exist with the 2019 Edition
       of NFPA 13


Weston C. Baker, Jr.
Wes Baker is a Senior Engineering Technical Specialist in the Chief Engineer’s Group at FM Global. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and an NFPA member serving on both the NFPA 13 Installation and NFPA 13 Discharge committees. He has been with FM Global for nearly 35 years and is currently responsible for data sheets related to the protection of storage, as well as the installation guidelines for sprinklers that are used for storage protection.

Mr. Baker was named the 2011 William M. Carey award recipient by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the NFPA, for his technical paper, “Storage Sprinkler Design Criteria” – the concept behind the recent release of FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 8-9, Storage of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and Plastic Commodities. Mr. Baker also received a Special Achievement Award from NFPA in 2015 for the contributions he provided on updating the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 regarding guidelines for commodity classification.


  • The webinar connection and content is FREE to all AFSA members.
  • This webinar offers 0.15 CEUs and 1.5 CPDs.
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    12/10/2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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