Obstructions and Early Suppression Fast Response Sprinklers

FPRF Webinar onObstructions and Early Suppression Fast Response Sprinklers

Early suppression fast-response (ESFR) sprinklers are often installed in warehouses to avoid installation of in-rack sprinklers. However, since the discharge pattern of ESFR sprinklers is different from that of standard spray sprinklers, obstructions near the sprinklers can greatly affect the distribution of water. This webinar will present the results of the six-year Fire Protection Research Foundation project, Obstructions and Early Suppression Fast-Response Sprinklers, that investigated the impact of obstructions on ESFR sprinklers in a warehouse setting to inform NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. In addition, the newly created ESFR Sprinkler Obstruction Analysis Tool will be demonstrated with relevant examples. The final report from the research effort is available here.

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When: Wednesday, February 10, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Presenter: Garner A. Palenske, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

This webinar is supported by the Research Foundation 2021 Webinar Series Sponsors:

  • APA – The Engineered Wood Association
  • AXA XL Risk Consulting
  • Johnson Controls
  • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
  • Telgian Engineering and Consulting
  • The Zurich Services Corporation
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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
Director, Research Foundation, Mission to plan, manage and communicate research in support of the NFPA mission

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