Translation

When choosing a water supply for home fire sprinkers, which is best?

By Fred Durso, Jr. While underscoring the benefits of home fire sprinklers, chances are you have been asked which water source is best for these systems. Tackling this question head-on, NFPA Journal picked the brain of Matt Klaus, NFPA’s principal fire protection engineer and staff liaison for its sprinkler standards, including NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. What was Klaus’ pick? It turns out each option–municipal water supplies, tank/pump arrangement, and well water–has its pros and cons. He advises designers and homeowners to consider weighing each option and decide which arrangement is best for them. Regarding…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Editorial: There’s no rational explanation for opposing home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com We recently reported on this blog a fire occurring inside a home where a grandmother lived with a…

Sparky highlights holiday safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Parent Page of sparky.org offers one-stop-shopping for parent resources this holiday season. Included are links to the…

Building officials, water purveyors, and politicians get schooled on home fire sprinklers and NFPA 13D during informative event

By Fred Durso, Jr. In a span of only four hours, safety advocates in Connecticut debunked myths, highlighted the facts,…