Existing Systems: Reviewing the Design


Changes to the building, contents, operations, and water supply often occur, affecting the adequacy of the existing fire sprinkler system. In this article, fire protection expert Carl Baldassarra discusses how the design of existing sprinkler systems is now more complex than ever due to the almost constant evolution of design criteria incorporated into applicable standards, but determining the adequacy of an existing system can be accomplished by following a few simple steps.

First published in and used with permission from Plumbing Engineer, the official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.