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13372 INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

0.10
Turbulent zone
0.09
Laminar Critical Transition
0.08 zone zone zone
Complete turbulence rough pipe
0.05
0.07
0.04
0.06
0.03

0.05
0.02
Lam = 64R

0.015
inar
f

0.04
0.01
Friction factor, f

flow


D
0.008

Relative roughness
0.006
0.03
0.004
0.003
0.002
0.0015
0.02 0.001
0.0008
0.0006
0.0004
0.015 0.0003
0.0002
0.00015
0.0001
0.00008
0.00006
0.01 0.00004
0.00003
0.009 0.00002
0.000015
0.008 0.00001
103 2 3 4 5 6 8 104 2 3 4 5 6 8 105 2 3 4 5 6 8 106 2 3 4 5 6 8 107 2 3 4 5 6 8 108

Reynolds number (Re) D
= 0.000005

D = 0.000001

FIGURE A.22.4.4.5.1 Moody Diagram.

Table A.22.4.4.5.1 Suggested -Factor for Aged Pipe


2 ft (0.62 m)
HazenWilliams -Factor
Pipe C Factor (in.)

Steel (new) 143 0.0018 As = S L


Steel 120 0.004 10 ft (3.1 m) = 10 ft 12 ft
Steel 100 0.015 = 120.0 ft2
Copper 150 0.000084 see 8.5.2
Plastic 150 0.000084

For SI units, 1 in. = 25.4 mm.


2 ft (0.62 m)

12 ft (3.72 m)
A.24.2.1.8 As an example, in a system that had piping at an
elevation that was 25 ft (7.6 m) higher than the test gauge, an
acceptable pressure during the hydrostatic test is 189 psi
(13.03 bar) at the top of the system due to the loss of 11 psi
(0.76 bar) in elevation pressure [25 ft 0.433 psi/ft = 11 psi
(0.76 bar)]. FIGURE A.22.4.4.5.3 Sprinkler Spacing.
A.24.2.1.9 Biocides and other chemicals which are approved
and used for the prevention and mitigation of MIC, and which
do not adversely affect the fire-fighting properties of the water
or the performance of the fire sprinkler system components
are not prohibited.

2010 Edition