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Coffee Break Training: Back-to-Back Sidewall Sprinklers   [open pdf - 193KB]

"The sidewall sprinklers in this photograph were installed in this back-to-back configuration to spray water in either direction along means of egress that is open along one side to a multiple story atrium. While this may have been a well-intentioned solution to a particular design challenge, it does not appear to meet the installation guidance of nationally recognized fire protection standards. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, 'Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems', standard horizontal or extended coverage sidewall sprinklers should not be installed back-to-back without being separated by a continuous lintel, soffit, or baffle. In this example, the baffle extends only a few inches on either side and above the sprinkler."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. 2008-46
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Date:
2008-11-11
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Copyright:
Public Domain
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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