26 September 2006
Stored Missile Assemblies.
Missile assembles are considered to be large rocket type, Cruise missiles without
their ordnance, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, or Poseidon missiles.
Provide sprinkler protection for all stored missile assemblies.
Exception: Munitions storage igloos that are in accordance with DOD explosive
Water demand for stored missile assemblies and all other ordnance
facilities requiring sprinkler protection must meet or exceed the design
requirements in Table 4-1 for ordinary hazard group 2. For Air Force projects,
refer to AFMAN 91-201, Explosives Safety Standards.
Other Ordnance Facilities.
All other ordnance facilities including munitions, weapons, and
missile maintenance facilities require sprinkler protection.
Water demand for other ordnance facilities must meet or exceed
the design requirements in Table 4-1 for ordinary hazard group 2. For Air Force
projects, refer to AFMAN 91-201, Explosives Safety Standards.
WAREHOUSES AND STORAGE FACILITIES.
These criteria apply to facilities (except ordnance) used for storage, shipping,
receiving, packing, and processing of materials.
Complete automatic sprinkler protection must be provided for warehouses and
storage facilities 465 m2 (5,000 ft2) or greater. Sprinklers must be provided for
smaller facilities containing materials, equipment and supplies that are mission
essential, pose a severe fire hazard, are of high monetary value, pose a safety or
environmental health risk, or expose an important structure. Sprinkler protection
must include covered loading docks.
Sprinkler protection must be based on Class IV commodities, as
defined by NFPA 13, unless a more severe class of storage is
anticipated, and must be based on the maximum potential height of
In-rack sprinklers must be supplied from risers which are separate
from the ceiling sprinklers, except in existing facilities.
Racks with solid shelves over 3.7 m (12 ft) in height must be
protected with in-rack sprinklers at every tier or shelf level.