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13230 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

Table 22.7.1 Exposure Protection

Section A Wall and Window Sprinklers

Minimum Average
Application Rate
Over Protected
Level of Wall Minimum Discharge Surface
Exposure Guide or Window Nominal Coefficient
Severity Number Sprinklers K-Factor (K-Factor) gpm/ft2 mm/min

Light 1.50 or less Top 2 levels 2.8 (40) 2.8 (40) 0.20 8.1
Next lower 2 levels 1.9 (27) 1.9 (27) 0.15 6.1
Next lower 2 levels 1.4 (20) 1.4 (20) 0.10 4.1
Moderate 1.52.20 Top 2 levels 5.6 (80) 5.6 (80) 0.30 12.2
Next lower 2 levels 4.2 (60) 4.2 (60) 0.25 10.2
Next lower 2 levels 2.8 (40) 2.8 (40) 0.20 8.1
Severe >2.20 Top 2 levels 11.2 (161) 11.2 (161) 0.40 16.3
Next lower 2 levels 8.0 (115) 8.0 (115) 0.35 14.3
Next lower 2 levels 5.6 (80) 5.6 (80) 0.30 12.2

Section B Cornice Sprinklers

Cornice Sprinkler
Minimal Nominal Application Rate per Application Rate per
Guide Number K-Factor Lineal Foot (gpm) Lineal Meter (L/min)

1.50 or less 2.8 (40) 0.75 9.3


>1.512.20 5.6 (80) 1.50 18.6
>2.20 11.2 (161) 3.00 37.2

For SI units, 1 in. = 25.4 mm; 1 gpm = 3.785 L/min; 1 gpm/ft2 = 40.746 mm/min.

22.7.7.2 The maximum spacing between window sprinklers 23.1.2 Capacity. Water supplies shall be capable of providing
shall not exceed 8 ft (2.44 m) unless listed for a greater distance. the required flow and pressure for the required duration as
specified in Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 21.
22.8 In-Rack Sprinklers.
23.1.3 Size of Fire Mains.
22.8.1 Pipes to in-rack sprinklers shall be sized by hydraulic
calculations. p as provided
23.1.3.1 Except p p p smaller than
in 23.1.3.2, no pipe
6 in. (150 mm) in diameter shall be installed as a private ser-
22.8.2 Water demand of sprinklers installed in racks shall be vice main.
added to ceiling sprinkler water demand over the same pro-
tected area at the point of connection. 23.1.3.2* For mains that do not supply hydrants, sizes smaller
than 6 in. (150 mm) shall be permitted to be used subject to
22.8.3 The demand shall be balanced to the higher pressure. the following restrictions:
22.8.4 Water demand of sprinklers installed in racks or water (1) The main supplies only automatic sprinkler systems, open
curtains shall be added to the ceiling sprinkler water demand sprinkler systems, water spray fixed systems, foam systems,
at the point of connection. Demands shall be balanced to the or Class II standpipe systems.
higher pressure. (See Chapter 8.) (2) Hydraulic calculations show that the main will supply the
22.9 Hose Allowance. Water allowance for outside hose shall total demand at the appropriate pressure. Systems that
be added to the sprinkler and inside hose requirement at the are not hydraulically calculated shall have a main at least
connection to the city water main or a yard hydrant, whichever as large as the system riser.
is closer to the system riser. 23.1.4 Underground Supply Pipe. For pipe schedule systems,
the underground supply pipe shall be at least as large as the
system riser.
Chapter 23 Water Supplies 23.1.5* Water Supply Treatment.

23.1 General. 23.1.5.1 Water supplies and environmental conditions shall be


evaluated for the existence of microbes and conditions that con-
23.1.1 Number of Supplies. Every automatic sprinkler system tribute to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). Where
shall have at least one automatic water supply. conditions are found that contribute to MIC, the owner(s) shall

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