[Build] sprinkler info

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jun 30 13:51:40 PDT 2010


   more info re sprinklers and the possibility of 
floor-to-ceiling walls around a fabmatlab shop area. 

a link re fire sprinkler types: 
http://www.fireproductsearch.com/categories.asp?category_id=184&parent_id=135&category_type= 

   a pdf for sprinklers for the miami airport 
notes a general 130 square foot coverage area 
for each sprinkler and a maximum distance of 
12 feet between sprinkler heads. 
   it also mentions "nfpa". i do not include 
a related link in this email. 

   an nfpa list of standards: 
http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/list_of_codes_and_standards.asp?cookie_test=1 
   you gotta be a registered member to see it; i 
don't want to register with this org at this time. 

   this pdf mentions sprinkler location but 
references nfpa 13 and manufacturers' specs. 
www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFGS/UFGS%2021%2021%2000.pdf 

   this pdf tells how great it is to have 
sprinklers and has a few good notes about 
blocking sprinklers (nothing stacked within 18 
inches of the sprinkler heads, don't let the 
painters get paint on the sprinkler heads...): 
www.compliance.gov/forms-pubs/.../fastfacts_firesprinkler.pdf 


   from wikipedia: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_sprinkler_system 
   scroll down to the design section. seems possible 
to extrapolate coverage from 

"design density would be 0.1 US gallons per minute (6.3×10−6 m3/s) per 1
square foot (0.093 m2) or a minimum of 150 US gallons per minute (0.0095
m3/s) applied over the 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) design area." 

   the idea would be: where ever the shop is
ultimately located, assuming floor-to-ceiling 
walls, calculate what the "coverage" would and 
also should be within the enclosed space, 
figuring sprinklers as-is. 

that's it for me for now. 



On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 13:19 -0700, jim wrote:
> it's been a bitch trying to find specs re 
> coverage. i haven't succeeded yet. here's a 
> link to an informative page re sprinklers in 
> general: 
> http://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn16/wn16-3/wn16-309.html 
> 
>    i'm still looking. 
> 
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