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INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Retroactive Installation. When backflow prevention devices are to be retroactively installed on existing systems, a thorough hydraulic analysis, including revised hydraulic calculations, new fire flow data, and all necessary system
modifications to accommodate the additional friction loss,
shall be completed as a part of the installation.
8.17.5 Hose Connections. Small [1 in. (38 mm)] Hose Connections. See Section C.5.
12* Where required, small [112 in. (38 mm)] hose connections shall be installed. Valves shall be available to reach all
portions of the area with 100 ft (30.5 m) of hose plus 30 ft (9.1 m)
of hose stream distance. Where the building is protected throughout by
an approved automatic sprinkler system, the presence of 112
in. (38 mm) hose lines for use by the building occupants shall
not be required, subject to the approval of the authority having jurisdiction. Hose Connections for Fire Department Use. In buildings of light or ordinary hazard occupancy,
212 in. (64 mm) hose valves for fire department use shall be
permitted to be attached to wet pipe sprinkler system risers.* The following restrictions shall apply:
(1) Each connection from a standpipe that is part of a combined system to a sprinkler system shall have an individual
control valve and check valve of the same size as the connection.
(2) The minimum size of the riser shall be 4 in. (102 mm)
unless hydraulic calculations indicate that a smaller size
riser will satisfy sprinkler and hose stream allowances.
(3) Each combined sprinkler and standpipe riser shall be
equipped with a riser control valve to permit isolating a
riser without interrupting the supply to other risers from
the same source of supply. (For fire department connections
serving standpipe and sprinkler systems, refer to Section 6.8.) The hose connections shall not be required to meet

the requirements of Class II hose systems defined by NFPA 14,
Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems.

Chapter 9 Hose connections shall be supplied from one of

the following:

9.1 Hangers.

(1) Outside hydrants

(2) A separate piping system for small hose connections
(3) Valved hose connections on sprinkler risers where such
connections are made upstream of all sprinkler control
(4) Adjacent sprinkler systems
(5) In rack storage areas, the ceiling sprinkler system in the
same area (as long as in-rack sprinklers are provided in
the same area and are separately controlled)* Hose connections used for fire purposes only shall
be permitted to be connected to wet pipe sprinkler systems
only, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) Hose connections supply pipes shall not be connected to
any pipe smaller than 212 in. (65 mm) in diameter.
(2) The requirements of shall not apply to hydraulically designed loops and grids, where the minimum
size pipe between the hose connections supply pipe and
the source shall be permitted to be 2 in. (51 mm).
(3) For piping serving a single hose connection, pipe shall be
a minimum of 1 in. (25.4 mm) for horizontal runs up to
20 ft (6.1 m), a minimum of 114 in. (33 mm) for the entire
run for runs between 20 ft and 80 ft (6.1 m and 24.4 m),
and a minimum of 112 in. (38 mm) for the entire run for
runs greater than 80 ft (24.4 m). For piping serving multiple hose connections, runs shall be a minimum of 112 in.
(38 mm) throughout.
(4) Piping shall be at least 1 in. (25 mm) for vertical runs.
(5) Where the residual pressure at a 112 in. (38 mm) outlet on
a hose connection exceeds 100 psi (6.9 bar), an approved
pressure-regulating device shall be provided to limit the
residual pressure at the outlet to 100 psi (6.9 bar).
(6) Where the static pressure at a 112 in. (38 mm) hose connection exceeds 175 psi (12.1 bar), an approved pressureregulating device shall be provided to limit static and residual pressures at the outlet to 100 psi (6.9 bar).

2010 Edition

Hanging, Bracing, and Restraint of System


9.1.1* General. Unless the requirements of are met, types of
hangers shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.1. Hangers certified by a registered professional engineer to include all of the following shall be an acceptable alternative to the requirements of Section 9.1:
(1) Hangers shall be designed to support five times the
weight of the water-filled pipe plus 250 lb (114 kg) at each
point of piping support.
(2) These points of support shall be adequate to support the
(3) The spacing between hangers shall not exceed the value
given for the type of pipe as indicated in Table
or Table
(4) Hanger components shall be ferrous.
(5) Detailed calculations shall be submitted, when required
by the reviewing authority, showing stresses developed in
hangers, piping, and fittings and safety factors allowed. Where water-based fire protection systems are required to be protected against damage from earthquakes,
hangers shall also meet the requirements of 9.3.7. Listing. Unless permitted by or, the components of hanger assemblies that directly attach to the pipe
or to the building structure shall be listed.* Mild steel hangers formed from rods shall be permitted to be not listed.* Fasteners as specified in 9.1.3, 9.1.4, and 9.1.5 shall
be permitted to be not listed. Other fasteners shall be permitted as part of a
hanger assembly that has been tested, listed, and installed in
accordance with the listing requirements.