elevator recall, and with heat detector(s) and sprinklers for elevator
electrical power shutdown requirements (shunt-trips).
Sprinkler System Zoning. Sprinkler systems shall be zoned by
floor (at a minimum) for multi-story facilities. Zoning and system controls
shall also correspond to smoke compartments, where provided. All sprinklers
in a smoke compartment shall be piped as one system with one control valve and
waterflow switch. Zoning shall also correspond to the fire alarm zoning.
Sprinkler System Design. New sprinkler systems that provide
coverage of 1,500 square feet or greater, shall be designed by utilizing
hydraulic calculation methodology, in accordance with NFPA 13 (reference 13j).
The NFPA 13 special design approach shall not be used in health care
facilities. Sprinkler design densities and corresponding remote design areas
shall be in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1008 and as follows:
a) Smoke compartments with sleeping and treatment areas: Light
b) Dining areas and kitchens: Ordinary Hazard Group 1.
c) Storage rooms, record storage, laundry rooms, mechanical rooms
and similar rooms greater than 100 sq. ft: Ordinary Hazard Group 1.
d) Shops other than woodworking shops: Ordinary Hazard Group 1.
e) Woodworking shops: Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
f) Boiler rooms: Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
g) High hazard spaces: Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
h) Bulk supply storage (Maximum height of 12 ft): Extra Hazard
i) Rooms containing movable/mobile shelving/high density storage:
Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
j) Laboratories with installations for use of flammable gas:
Ordinary Hazard Group 2.
Kitchen and Food Service Equipment. Extinguishing systems shall
be provided in food preparation areas. Self-cleaning water-wash ventilators
with water-spray fire protection systems shall be used to protect cooking
surfaces, ducts, grease removal devices, and range hoods in accordance with
NFPA 96 (reference 13k).
NOTE: Water spray is permitted by NFPA 96 for protecting cooking surfaces and
grease-laden exhaust ducts. Use of water reduces downtime of kitchen
operations because of ease of cleanup.
13.10 Standpipes. Standpipe systems shall be provided in buildings 4 stories
(40 ft in height) or greater, or in buildings where fire department access may
be difficult, in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1008 (reference 13b) and NFPA 14
(reference 13s). Water supplies shall also be in accordance with MIL-HDBK-
1008 (reference 13b).
Installations. Rooms and areas housing EPABX equipment or other electronic
communications, large rooms containing ADP equipment, and electronic equipment
providing control of critical medical equipment (i.e., MRI, CT Scanner) shall
meet the requirements of NFPA 75 (reference 13l) and be protected in
accordance with MIL-HDBK-1008 (reference 13b).
Automatic and Manual Controls. Controls to disconnect power to
all electronic equipment and shut down the air conditioning system shall be
Halon Fire Extinguishing Systems. Use of Halon fire extinguishing
systems is prohibited.