Response Time of Quick Response Intermediate Temperature  Sprinklers versus Standard Response Ordinary Temperature Sprinklers

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Handbook commentary in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition, Section 8.3.2 presently states “Since the response time of quick‐response intermediate temperature sprinklers is not that different from ordinary‐temperature standard‐response sprinklers, the standard now groups ordinary and intermediate–temperature sprinklers together and allows  intermediate‐temperature sprinklers throughout the building reducing the need for multiple types of  sprinklers.” Can research substantiate this claim?

Research goal:
The goal of this project is to research the existing data and perform computer modeling  to determine the differences in response time between quick‐response intermediate‐temperature and  ordinary‐temperature standard‐response sprinklers.

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