approx 90 minutes
- 4 parts
CEUs = 0.15 / CPDs = 1.5 (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)
Among the most confusing fire protection systems faced by a plan
review or inspecting authority are those designed to protect facilities
that include extensive storage of commodities. Until 1999, NFPA
covered protection of specific storage commodities, such as on-floor
and rack storage of Class I, II, III, IV and plastic commodities,
rubber tires, baled cotton and roll paper within individual standards — 231,
231C, 231D, 231E and 231F. Beginning with the 1999 edition, those
standards were included in NFPA 13, and this change caused additional
confusion for many in the industry.
CLSE 302 builds upon the basics of Storage Protection discussed
in CLSE 301 and will introduce participants to sprinkler system
design requirements for storage occupancies with a focus on commodity
classifications, design methods and sprinkler types used for storage
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to
describe and locate NFPA 13 requirements criteria on design issues
such as excessive clearance, modifiers to the size of the remote
area, K-factor/density relationship; locate and apply commodity
classifications, including mixed commodities; understand the impact
that plastic pallets have on the commodity classification; and
discuss the design criteria protection of idle pallet types used
in storage arrangements.
The target audience for all three presentations includes:
• Building Officials
• Plan reviewers
• Fire Marshals
Subsequent programs in the 300 series will go into greater detail
about miscellaneous storage and solid-pile, palletized, bin-box,
and shelf storage.
Important Note to the Student: This program covers many specific
references to particular sections, paragraphs or figures in the
2007 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems. To effectively follow along with the technical requirements
being discussed by the speaker and understand the subtle differences
between certain sections, each student should have a copy of that
standard readily available before beginning this program.
In addition, some of the discussion in this program will highlight
differences between the 2007 and 2010 editions of NFPA 13. Therefore,
having a copy of the 2010 edition will be helpful, although not
as imperative as the 2007 edition.
If you do not have a copy of the referenced standard(s), a downloadable
pdf can be purchased from the National Fire Protection Association
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