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Sprinkler System Working Plans

NFPA 13 (2010) 22.1.3 Working plans shall be drawn to an indicated scale, on sheets of uniform size, with a plan of each
floor, and shall show those items from the following list that pertain to the design of the system:
General
Name of owner and occupant
Location, including street address
Point of compass
Floor Plans
Full height cross section, including structural
member information and ceiling construction
Location of partitions
Location of fire walls
Occupancy class of each area or room
Location and size of concealed spaces
Any small enclosures in which no sprinklers are to be
installed
Sprinklers
Make, type, model, and nominal K-factor of
sprinklers
Temperature rating and location of hightemperature sprinklers
Total area protected by each system on each floor
Number of sprinklers on each riser per floor
Pipe, Fittings & Valves
Pipe type and schedule of wall thickness
Nominal pipe size and lengths of pipe (center-tocenter dimensions)
Location and size of riser nipples
Type of fittings and joints and location of all welds
and bends
Type and locations of hangers, sleeves, braces and
methods of securing sprinklers
Calculation of loads for sizing and details of sway
bracing
All control valves, check valves, drain pipes, and test
connections
Make, type, model, and size of alarm valve
Kind and location of alarm bells

Size and location of standpipe risers, hose outlets,


hand hose and related equipment
Water Supplies
Sources of water supply, with pressure or elevation.
Private fire service main sizes, lengths, locations,
weights and materials; the sizes, types and locations
of valves, valve indicators, regulators, meters, and
valve pits; and the depth that the top of the pipe is
laid below grade
Piping provisions for flushing
Hydraulics
The information on the hydraulic data nameplate
A graphic representation of the scale on all plans
Hydraulic reference points shown on the plan that
correspond with comparable reference points on the
hydraulic calculation sheets
The minimum rate of water application (density or
flow or discharge pressure), the design area of water
application, in-rack sprinkler demand, and the water
required for hose streams both inside and outside
Total quantity of water and the pressure required
noted at a common reference point for each system
Relative elevations of sprinklers, junction points, and
supply or reference points
Fire Department Connections & Hydrants
Size and location of hydrants, showing size and
number of outlets and if outlets are to be equipped
with independent gate valves. Indicate whether hose
houses and equipment are to be provided, and by
whom.
Size, location, and piping arrangement of fire
department connections
NFPA Standard
Edition year of NFPA 13 that the sprinkler system is
designed to

Sprinkler System Hydraulic Calculations


NFPA 13 (2010) 22.3.1 Hydraulic calculations shall be prepared on form sheets that include a summary sheet, detailed
worksheets, and a graph sheet.
Summary Sheet
Date
Location
Name of owner and occupant
Building number or other identification
Description of hazard (for storage applications, the
commodity classification, storage height, and rack
configuration shall be included)
Name and address of contractor or designer
Name of approving agency
System design requirements, as follows:
(a) Design area of water application, m2
(b) Minimum rate of water application, mm/min
(c) Area per sprinkler, m2
Total water requirements as calculated, including
allowance for inside hose, outside hydrants, and
water curtain and exposure sprinklers
Allowance for in-rack sprinklers, L/min
Limitations (dimension, flow, and pressure) on
extended coverage or other listed special sprinklers
Detailed Worksheets
Sheet number
Sprinkler description and discharge constant (K)
Hydraulic reference points

Flow in L/min
Pipe size
Pipe lengths, center-to-center of fittings
Equivalent pipe lengths for fittings and devices
Friction loss in bar/m of pipe
Total friction loss between reference points
In-rack sprinkler demand balanced to ceiling demand
Elevation head in bar between reference points
Required pressure in bar at each reference point
Velocity pressure and normal pressure if included in
calculations
Notes to indicate starting points or reference to other
sheets or to clarify data shown
Diagram to accompany gridded system calculations
to indicate flow quantities and directions for lines
with sprinklers operating in the remote area
Combined K-factor calculations for sprinklers on
drops, armovers, or sprigs where calculations do not
begin at the sprinkler
Graph Sheet
Water supply curve
Sprinkler system demand
Hose allowance (where applicable)
In-rack sprinkler demand (where applicable)

Standpipe System Working Plans & Calculations


NFPA 14 (2010) 8.1 Plans accurately showing the details and arrangement of the standpipe system shall be furnished
before installation of the system.
Plans and Specifications
Plans shall be clear, legible, and drawn to scale.
Show the location, arrangement, water supply,
equipment, and all other details necessary to
establish compliance with the standard
Include specifications covering the character of
materials used and shall describe all system
components
Include an elevation diagram and the vertical
elevation of each floor shall be indicated
Calculation Summary
Date
Location
Name of owner and occupant
Building number or other identification
Description of hazard
Name and address of contractor or designer
Name of approving agency
System design requirements, as follows:
(a) Number of standpipes flowing
(b) Minimum rate of water application L/min
Total water requirements as calculated, including
allowance for inside hose, outside hydrants, and
sprinklers for buildings with partial sprinkler
protection

Calculation Worksheets
Sheet number
Hose connection description & discharge constant (K)
Hydraulic reference points
Flow in L/min
Pipe size
Pipe lengths, center-to-center of fittings
Equivalent pipe lengths for fittings and devices
Friction loss in bar/m of pipe
Total friction loss between reference points
Devices per 8.3.1.5
Elevation head in bar between reference points
Required pressure in bar at each reference point
Velocity pressure and normal pressure if included in
calculations
Notes to indicate starting points or reference to other
sheets or to clarify data shown
Graph Sheet
Water supply curve
Standpipe system demand
Hose demand (where applicable)
Partial sprinkler demand where applicable

Water Supply Tanks


NFPA 22 (2008) 4.5.2.1 Complete information regarding the tank piping on the tank side of the connection to the yard or
sprinkler system shall be submitted for approval. The information submitted shall include the following:
Size and arrangement of all pipes
Size, location, and type of all valves, and other
accessories
Structural drawings and calculations
Seismic bracing details and calculations

Operational settings and sequence of operation


Monitoring equipment and connections
Underground details including foundations,
compaction, and backfill details and calculations
Buoyancy calculations for buried tanks

Fire Pump System Working Plans


NFPA 20 (2010) 4.2.3 A complete plan and detailed data describing pump, driver, controller, power supply, ttings,
suction and discharge connections, and liquid supply conditions shall be prepared for approval.
Indicate the following information:
General
Name of owner or occupant
Location including street address
Point of compass
Name and address of designer and installing
contractor
Listed pump, make, model number, driver type, and
rated capacity
Type of system supplied by pump
Design standard used including edition
Water Supply Characteristics
Flow test data not more than 5 years old
Underground main of adequate size
Water storage tank of adequate capacity with
automatic refill connection
Suction Piping
Proper size
Galvanized or painted on the inside for corrosion
protection
Isolation valve (OS&Y) in the proper location
Backflow prevention or other device in proper
location
Elbows in the proper orientation or more than 10
pipe diameters away from suction flange of pump
Eccentric reducer (if needed) installed correctly
Pump bypass
Suction and discharge pressure gauges
Circulation relief valve
Discharge Piping
Proper size

Check valve
Discharge isolation valve
Fire Pump Controller
Listed for type of pump served
If electric, type and arrangement of power supply
Water Flow Test Devices
Test header or flowmeter
Proper number of 2 in. hose valves on test header
Test header piping of proper size
Proper size of flowmeter (if provided)
Jockey Pump
Jockey pump bypasses fire pump
Separate and dedicated sensing line for jockey pump
Sensing lines in. diameter and of brass, copper, or
stainless steel piping
No shutoff valves in sensing lines
Isolation Valves
All isolation valves supervised in the open position
Test header and flowmeter valves supervised in the
closed position
Diesel Fire Pump
Relief valve (if provided) with no isolation valves
Two storage batteries provided with charger
Cooling system from heat exchanger or cooling
water supply from pump discharge
Diesel tank located above ground
Diesel tank of sufficient capacity 1 gallon per
horsepower (gal/hp) plus 10 percent

1. A complete bill of material should be provided. Include the make, model, and part numbers of all components.
2. For all electrically operated pumps, provide an electrical schematic drawing that depicts which components are
proposed for the power supply from the utility connection to the pump motor controller.
3. Ratings of all equipment and components and settings of breakers, fuses, switches, and transformers should be
indicated. Size and length of all circuit conductors should also be noted.

Private Fire Service Mains


NFPA 24 (2010) 4.1.3 Working plans shall be drawn to an indicated scale on sheets of uniform size, with a plan of each
oor as applicable, and shall include the following items that pertain to the design of the system:
General
Name of owner
Location, including street address
Point of compass
A graphic representation of the scale used on all
plans
Name and address of contractor
Size and location of all water supplies
Size and location of standpipe risers, hose outlets,
hand hose, monitor nozzles, and related equipment
Size, location, and piping arrangement of re
department connections
Private Fire Service Mains
Size
Length
Location

Weight
Material
Point of connection to city main
Sizes, types, and locations of valves, valve indicators,
regulators, meters, and valve pits
Depth at which the top of the pipe is laid below grade
Method of restraint
Hydrants
Size and location, including size and number of
outlets and whether outlets are to be equipped with
independent gate valves
Whether hose houses and equipment are to be
provided, and by whom
Static and residual hydrants used in ow
Method of restraint

Fire Alarm System Shop Drawings


NFPA 72 (2010) 10.18.1.2 Complete information shall be submitted for approval including:
Specifications
Type of system or service
Shop drawings

Input/output matrix
Battery calculations
Notification appliance circuit voltage drop
calculations

A.10.18.1.2 Shop drawings should include, to an extent commensurate with the extent of the work
being performed, floor plan drawings, riser diagrams, control panel wiring diagrams, point-to-point
wiring diagrams, conduit, conductor routing, typical wiring diagrams, and other information as described
herein. All shop drawings should be drawn on sheets of uniform size and should include the following
information:
General
Name of protected premises, owner, and
occupant
Name of installer or contractor
Location of protected premises
Device legend in accordance with NFPA 170,
Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency
Symbols
Date of issue and any revisions
Floor Plans
Floor identification
Point of compass (indication of north)
Graphic scale
All walls and doors
All partitions extending to within 10 percent
of the ceiling height
Room descriptions
Fire alarm device/component locations
Locations of fire alarm primary power
connection(s)
Locations of monitor/control interfaces to
other systems
Riser locations
Type and number of fire alarm system
components/ devices on each circuit, on
each floor or level
Type and quantity of conductors and conduit
(if used) used for each circuit

Location of all supply and return air diffusers


(where automatic detection is used)
Riser Diagrams
General arrangement of the system in
building cross-section
Number of risers
Type and number of circuits in each riser
Type and number of fire alarm system
components/ devices on each circuit, on
each floor or level
Type and quantity of conductors and conduit
(if used) for each circuit
Wiring Diagrams
Provide control unit wiring diagrams for all
control equipment (equipment listed as
either a control unit or control unit
accessory), power supplies, battery chargers,
and annunciators
Identification of the control equipment
depicted
Location(s)
All field wiring terminals and terminal
identifications
All circuits connected to field wiring terminals
and circuit identifications
All indicators and manual controls, including
the full text of all labels