We are doing a design for high-piled storage of Class I-IV commodities in a palletized arrangement. Storage is 15'-6" high.
Would this storage (image below) also count/qualify as "encapsulated" under NFPA 13 (2013 Edition)?
The client is a remediation company that uses heavy plywood crates to temporarily store items for their clients (which are common household items).
Section 184.108.40.206 includes "a combustible package" as a method of encapsulation, but annex A.220.127.116.11 says "The term encapsulated does not apply to plastic-enclosed products or packages inside a large, non-plastic, enclosed container.".
Does a heavy plywood crate count as encapsulation, or not?
This matters because at 15.5 feet in height I would have to use the flow densities from 14.2.5 instead of the reduced ones from 14.2.4 if it does.
Thanks very much for your help.
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