We're being asked to design a fire sprinkler system to protect a golf cart storage area.
We're debating whether the protection should be Ordinary Group I or Ordinary Group II hazard.
NFPA 13 (2019) calls both auto parking & showrooms a Group I hazard, and the 2022 edition continues to call showrooms a Group I, but calls auto parking garages a Group II.
What do you all think?
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10/11/2022 07:49:27 am
Are they just parking them there or is there active charging in the area?
10/11/2022 08:09:38 am
Done several and was able to use OH1. For the most part it was strictly storage.
10/11/2022 08:18:41 am
Kinda late to the show, but I believe there would be a difference in classifications as to either electric carts or gas carts. The person with the question doesn't address this issue.
10/11/2022 08:19:26 am
Concur with Dan's comments. The FP community has learned a lot about battery-operated vehicles in recent years.
10/11/2022 08:31:26 am
Are these gasoline or electric golf carts? If electric, are they being charged in the space?
10/11/2022 08:35:28 am
The issue might be related to the presence of batteries + charging stations (if Electric Vehicles) and the content of plastic (could be quite significant) which could result in a quick fire spread.
10/11/2022 08:40:15 am
with electric vehicle (EV) and significant amount of plastic, I would even go to EH gr 1
10/11/2022 08:42:48 am
There are already discussions to move parking structures to EH gr 1 in the next future
10/11/2022 08:46:42 am
For a showroom, the hazard is different: cars are not parked close together and they normally have not tanks full of gasoline. The expected fire load and fire spread is not the same.
10/11/2022 04:14:04 pm
Normally this would be OH1 but as others have said, recent experience suggests it might be better to use OH2.
10/12/2022 10:35:45 am
Carlos E. Jara
10/13/2022 10:59:46 am
Check which edition of NFPA #13, are the local AHJ, have adapted.
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