NFPA 13 recently met and created the first draft revisions for the 2025 edition. There were several major updates to the installation requirements for storage sprinklers, including modifications to obstruction rules for CMSA sprinklers, introducing a new concept of “supplemental sprinklers,” and the allowance of storage sprinklers to be installed in sloped ceilings. This webinar will discuss these proposed changes and other important sections related to installing storage sprinklers.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Determine the maximum ceiling slope permitted for storage sprinklers
- Define “supplemental sprinklers”
- Identify when supplemental sprinklers need to be included in the hydraulic calculations.
- Identify and apply new positioning rules with obstructed construction and sloped ceilings.
- Apply the “shift” rule for isolated obstructions to ESFR sprinklers
Kevin Hall, M.Eng., P.E., ET, CWBSP, PMSFPE
Kevin Hall, M.Eng., P.E., ET, CWBSP, PMSFPE, is the engineering and technical services coordinator for the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). He is a member of and involved in, several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees responsible for developing the model codes and standards, including, NFPA 1 Fire Code, NFPA 13/13R/13D Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 20 Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection, NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, and NFPA 915 Remote Inspections. He also represents AFSA on numerous UL standard technical panels and is responsible for revising and maintaining the product standards used in the sprinkler industry. He is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland, NICET III certified in water-based system layout, a Certified Water-Based System Professional (NFPA), and a professional Society of Fire Protection Engineers member. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, in fire protection engineering. Before his association and committee work, he worked for Reliance Fire Protection in Baltimore, Maryland as a project manager overseeing projects of various sizes and complexity for the Contracts Division.