The next edition of NFPA 13 includes a complete reorganization of the document intended to provide a better roadmap for designers and reviewers. This was the most significant change to NFPA 13 since the 1999 edition when criteria for the Protection of Storage Commodities was added from the NFPA 231 series of documents and its restructuring in the 2002 edition. This presentation will discuss the reasons why the changes were made, the new layout of the standard and where information can be found. Chapter 8, the “junk drawer” or catch-all chapter has been blown up with information being distributed throughout the document. The approach for storage has been redefined based on sprinkler type rather than by commodity classification. These topics and others of significance will be discussed during this presentation.
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Presented by Mark Hopkins, P.E., Vice President of Engineering