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November 2009: Changes to the 2010 edition of NFPA 13, Standard of the Installation of Sprinkler Systems

NFPA 13 is the most important standard for the design of automatic sprinkler systems. Fire protection engineers use this detailed standard to determine the design of an automatic sprinkler system. There are many factors that need to be determined in the prescriptive analysis of the adequacy of an automatic sprinkler system. Some of these factors include but are not limited to a recent water supply analysis, storage variables such as type, configuration, height and lastly the design of the automatic sprinkler system.

NFPA documents are updated on a three year basis. The 2010 version which has been recently released includes some changes to the 2007 version. The changes are as follows: