I'm new to this industry and I've been really trying to pick apart NFPA 13.
I have a question related to determining the area of sprinkler operation of a dry pipe system with high temperature sprinklers. The system is providing coverage of an outdoor chemical storage canopy.
Dry System due to freeze potential
Extra Hazard Group 1 (0.30 gpm/sf over 2500 sf) per NFPA 13 Fig. 126.96.36.199.1
High temperature rated sprinklers per NFPA 13, Section 188.8.131.52.4
My question is regarding adjustments to the area of sprinkler operation. Dry systems are to be increased 30 percent per 184.108.40.206.5, then it states in 220.127.116.11.6 that the area can be reduced by 25 percent when using High temperature sprinklers. Multiple adjustments can be compounded.
Increase: 2500*30% = 750 sf
Decrease: 2500*25% = 625 sf
2500 + 750 - 625 = 2625 sf
A conservative approach would be to ignore the 25% reduction, but I'm curious what is actually required per code.
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