Hydraulically Designed Sprinkler System Plan Review

Hydraulically Designed Sprinkler System Plan Review

Hydraulically Designed Sprinkler System Plan Review

To: Applicants
From: Fire Marshal M. M. Stone
Date: October 2, 1997

The purpose of this policy is to set a guideline for the Fire Protection industry within the City of Tampa. This policy will determine when Hydraulic Calculations need to be submittedfor review.

Hydraulic Calculationsare required for the following:

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1. All new hydraulically calculated sprinkler systems.

2. All additions to existing previously hydraulicallycalculated system where the building area protected is increased.

4. Whenever there is an increase in the occupancy hazard.3. When any changes are made within the previouslycalculated most remote or hydraulically demanding area.

5. All additions or alterations within existing calculatedsystems, may not require calculations when all of the followingare provided on the plans submitted:

a) All information from the Nameplate Data.

b) A key floor plan showing the previouslycalculated most remote or hydraulically demanding area. Theelevation and location of the previously calculated area inrelation to area of work to be performed.

c) All pipe sizes in the area where new workis to be performed shall be shown to equal or exceed the pipesizes in the existing most remote or hydraulically demandingarea.

Hydraulic calculations are notrequired for relocations of sprinkler heads, due to architecturalcharges, providing that the relocations are spaced in accordancewith NFPA location requirements.

All submittal documents for additions, relocations andalterations to fire protection systems with a total of fifty (50)heads or more shall bear the signature of the contractor.

Field inspections or a building history may discloseconditions that warrant a need to provide calculations oradditional information.