This project is a residential occupancy (dormitory) with a sprinkler system designed under NFPA 13. The contractor is using residential-style sprinklers within each unit, but standard-spray sprinklers in the corridor.
The corridor has these standard spray sprinklers just off the main which runs down the corridor. The contractor has provided calculations for the four most demanding adjacent residential style sprinklers, which is fine. He's also provided a calculation for the corridor using five sprinklers.
NFPA 13-2016 184.108.40.206.2 states:
220.127.116.11.2 Where an area is to be protected by a single line of sprinklers, the design area shall include all sprinklers on the line up to a maximum of seven.
Since the corridor's sprinklers are not residential, how many sprinklers should be calculated in the corridor?
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