NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

NFPA-13“1.1* Scope. A.1.1 This standard provides a range of sprinkler system approaches, design development alternatives, and component options that are all acceptable. Building owners and their designated representatives are advised to carefully evaluate proposed selections for appropriateness and preference. 1.1.1 This standard shall provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems and exposure protection sprinkler systems covered within this standard. 1.1.2 This standard is written with the assumption that the sprinkler system shall be designed to protect against a single fire originating within the building.”

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

A group of insurance firms originally created the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) in the late 1800’s for the purpose of creating building standards in the emerging fire sprinkler industry.

The goal in creating these standards and codes was to aid fire sprinkler installers with specific guidelines created from the study of fire departments, fire sprinkler companies and manufacturers. These standards and codes have been adopted by many local governments and around the World for the installation, maintenance and service of installed fire sprinkler systems.