NFPA 13 :
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2010 Edition
NFPA 13 Contains the Latest Rules for All Aspects of Automatic Sprinkler
System Design and Installation
Where sprinklers are
installed, the chances of dying in a fire are
reduced by one-half to two-thirds.
The NFPA 13:
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems provides the
latest rules for all aspects of automatic sprinkler
system design and installation.
NFPA 13 also covers the
character and adequacy of water supplies and the
selection of sprinklers, piping, and valves.
NFPA 13 supports your
work with innovative technology, methods, and
- Updated hanging and
bracing rules meet or exceed the seismic
requirements of ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for
Buildings and Other Structures and building code
- Chapter 11: Design
Approaches clarifies design options.
- NFPA 13 contains
eight new chapters
address storage of specific commodities.
- Extracts from 35
referenced documents bring users up-to-date on
sprinkler system design and installation
criteria from other NFPA codes and standards.
- NFPA 13 Rules for sprinklers in
combination with draft stops around vertical
openings have been revised to correlate with the
NFPA 5000® and NFPA 101.
- Recently added
installation requirements, such as those
addressing "Sloped Combustible Spaces", are
- Installation rules for
residential sprinklers with NFPA 13 incorporate new research
into system effectiveness, specifically with
regard to obstructions such as ceiling fans and
kitchen cabinets. All recent findings are
further explained in a helpful Annex.