A Historical Perspective on the Evolution of Storage Sprinkler Design
Challenges sprinkler systems have faced historically and the evolution to today’s standard spray sprinkler.
The February issue of Fire Protection Engineering featured a contributed article by H.C. Kung, Ph.D., research director at Victaulic and a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, highlighting the challenges sprinkler systems have faced historically and the evolution to today’s standard spray sprinkler. In addition to detailing the advancements in technology and fire protection testing, Kung gives readers an inside look at the development of sprinkler systems for various dimensions where storage fires may occur. FM Global’s new design regulations are based on sprinkler performance rather than the established name associated with the sprinkler in an effort to standardize sprinkler systems.
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