We have a project design for a single room (26'-0" x 14'-6", height of 13'-2"). The room is noncombustible and is solely for the storage of one large metal diesel fuel storage tank in the basement of a hospital. The tank is under 8-ft tall.
I have researched NFPA 13, 16, and NFPA 30. I used the tables for sprinkler type and criteria.
My confusion is the amount of storage and the size of the tank.
The tables in NFPA 30, starting with Chapter 18.104.22.168, have guidelines for tank sizes up to 60 gallons only. This is a much larger, metal, stationary tank (3,000 gallons).
What table or design criteria can be used?
K-factors of 8.0 or 11.2 - and 0.30 or 0.40 density?
We will be using foam for this project and I just want to be sure that I'm approaching and educating myself for the correct approach without missing or violating limitations within NFPA 30 (or the other standards). Thanks for the help!
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