Ambiguities in NFPA 13, 2016 Ed.

Ambiguities in NFPA 13, 2016 Ed.
Created for Fitters and CAL FIRE Approved. There are criteria within NFPA 13 that leaves many wondering what is actually required. Whether it’s a tortured sentence or simply poor directions, you have to figure it out.

For example, when the aisles between racks are too narrow, we are to treat it as a multiple-row rack. What does that tell us regarding the placement of in-rack sprinklers? Other installation topics will include obstruction rules for CMSA, concealed spaces with TJIs, and floating clouds. A discussion on design topics will include when the definitions for commodity classification do not apply, going up the design curves, and the owner’s certificate.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

1.    Identify the difference between quick response and fast response elements in a sprinkler.
2.    Determine when residential and quick response sprinklers can be mixed in the same compartment or area.
3.    Explain when sprinklers are allowed to be omitted in bathrooms, closets, combustible spaces, and other areas.

Continuing Education Credits: 0.2 CEUs, 2.0 CPDs, and 0.2 CAL-FIRE approved CEUs.

  • This webinar offers CAL FIRE approved CEUs and Vermont T-3 TQP Renewal CEUs
Standard Referenced: NFPA 13, 2016 Ed.

Kevin Hall, M.Eng, P.E., CWBSP, PMSFPE

Kevin Hall, M.Eng, P.E., CWBSP, PMSFPE, joined AFSA in 2020 as the Coordinator of Engineering and Technical Services. He has been in the fire protection industry for nearly 10 years. He is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland and has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Hall is a member of several NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 1 Fire Code Correlating Committee; NFPA 1 Building Systems and Special Occupancies; NFPA 1 Special Equipment, Processes, and Hazardous Materials; NFPA 3/4 Commissioning and Integrated Testing; NFPA 13 Residential Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 15 Water Spray Fixed Systems; NFPA 20 Fire Pumps; NFPA 909/914 Cultural Resources; and NFPA 915 Remote Inspections. He also represents AFSA on many UL standard technical panels (STP) involving the sprinkler industry, including STP 199 Sprinkler a.    


AHJ Members: FREE
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Non-Members: $250

10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021

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