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CPC 2019

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Division 20 Fire Protection Systems

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Section 94.2001.0 Scope

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The standards of this Division 20 provide the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic fire protection systems. The design of all fire protection systems shall be in conformity with accepted engineering practices and the provisions of the LAMC.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be installed in locations required by the Los Angeles Building Code, and all fire sprinkler systems shall be in conformance with the approved plans and the LAMC.

Section 94.2005.0 Location

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No fire protection system shall be located on any lot other than the lot that is the site of the building, structure or premises served by that system.

Section 94.2006.0 [Protection From Mechanical Damage.]

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All fire-protection equipment and piping shall be adequately protected from mechanical damage.

Section 94.2010.0 NFPA 13

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 13-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsection 94.2010.1 is added to read as follows:

94.2010.1

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Comply with the sprinkler provisions in Chapters 4 and 9 of the 2019 California Building Code as they pertain to sprinkler systems.

94.2010.2

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NFPA 13-2016 Section 3.3.26 is added to read as follows:

3.3.26. Water Curtain is a line of closely spaced fire sprinklers (or a single sprinkler) aligned adjacent to openings to keep fire from penetrating those openings.

94.2010.3

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NFPA 13-2016 Section 8.15.4.5 is added to read as follows:

8.15.4.5. Water curtains shall consist of closely spaced sprinklers in combination with draft stops. The draft stops shall be located immediately adjacent to the opening shall be at least 18 inches (47.2 mm) deep and shall be of noncombustible or limited-combustible material. Sprinklers shall be spaced not more than 6 feet (1929.8 mm) apart and placed 6 to 12 inches (152.4 mm to 304.8 mm) from the draft stop on the side away from the opening. Where sprinklers are closer than 6 feet (1828.8 mm), cross baffles shall be provided in accordance with NFPA 13-2016 Section 8.6.3.4.2.

94.2010.4

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NFPA 13-2016 Section 8.2.4.5 is added to read as follows:

Locations. Floor control valves shall be within a stairway enclosure or within the vestibule or on the access balcony of a smoke proof enclosure.

EXCEPTIONS:
  1. In buildings with three or fewer stories or where there is no stairway that serves a floor, control valves may be located elsewhere on the floor level.
  2. Unenclosed stairways in parking garages.

94.2010.5

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NFPA 13-2016 Section 11.3.3.5 is added to read as follows:

11.3.3.5. Water curtains shall be hydraulically calculated in accordance with NFPA 13-2016 Section 11.3.

Section 94.2013.0 NFPA 13R

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 13R-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsection 94.2013.1 is added to read as follows:

94.2013.1

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Comply with the sprinkler provisions in Chapters 4 and 9 of the 2019 California Building Code as they pertain to NFPA 13R-2016.

Section 94.2014.0 NFPA 13D

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 13D-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsection 94.2014.1 is added to read as follows:

94.2014.1

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Comply with the sprinkler provisions in Chapters 4 and 9 of the 2019 California Building Code as they pertain to NFPA 14- 2016.

Section 94.2020.0 NFPA 14

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 20-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsections 94.2020.2 and 94.2020.3 are added to read as follows:

94.2020.1

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Comply with the fire sprinkler provisions in Chapters 4, 9 and 33 of the 2016 California Building Code as they pertain to NFPA 14-2013.

94.2020.2

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NFPA 14-2016 Section 6.4.5.3.1 is hereby added to read as follows:

6.4.5.3.1. Where the Fire Department inlet connection does not serve the entire building, the portion served shall be suitably identified.

94.2020.3

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NFPA 14-2016 Section 9.1.5 is hereby added to read as follows:

9.1.5. Water supplies from the following sources shall be permitted:
  1. A public waterworks system where pressure and flow rate are adequate;
  2. Automatic fire pumps connected to an approved water source in accordance with NFPA 20-2016, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.

Section 94.2020.4 Pressure Regulator Valve Test

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94.2020.4.1 Test Required

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When required by the Department, 2 1/2 inch (63.5 mm) pressure regulator valves installed on standpipe outlets shall be tested for proper operation at a flow of 300 g.p.m. with a minimum residual pressure of 125 psi in the presence of a representative of the Department.

94.2020.4.2 Safety

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Test nozzles and other equipment shall be adequately secured so as to eliminate danger to personnel.

94.2020.4.3 Opening

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An accessible 2 1/2 inch (63.5 mm) capped or plugged test opening shall be installed adjacent to each pressure regulator valve.

94.2020.4.4 Drain

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The test openings shall drain to a minimum 3 inch (76.2 mm) drain line constructed and installed as required for fire sprinkler drains. The drains shall not discharge where they may cause damage. Where available, drains shall terminate to the fire water storage tank.

94.2020.4.5 Interconnection

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The test drain shall either be separate or connect to a fire sprinkler drain.

Section 94.2030.0 Fire Pumps and Drivers

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 20-2016 is adopted by reference and LAMC Subsections 94.2030.1, 94.2030.2 and 94.2030.3 are amended or added to read as follows.

94.2030.1

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Comply with the fire pump provisions in Chapters 4 and 9 of the 2019 California Building Code.

94.2030.2

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NFPA 20-2016 Section 4.14.11 is added to read as follows:

4.14.11. Fire Department Connections. Fire Department connections shall not be connected to on suction side of the pump.

94.2030.3

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The discharge from the test header shall terminate to the fire storage tank when available.

Section 94.2040.0 NFPA 24 Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 24-2016 is adopted by reference

94.2040.1

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Comply with the provisions in Chapter 9 of the 2019 California Building Code as it pertains to the installation of private fire service mains and their appurtenances.

Section 94.2050.0 NFPA 22 Fire Protection Tanks

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Chapter 35 of the 2019 California Building Code to the extent it adopts and amends NFPA 22-2013 is adopted by reference

94.2050.1

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Comply with the fire tank provisions in Chapters 4 and 9 of the 2019 California Building Code as it pertains to NFPA 22- 2013.

94.2050.2 Water Tanks in High-Rise Buildings

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  1. One or more water tanks shall be installed to serve the fire sprinklers and standpipes in a high-rise building. No tanks shall serve more than one building, however, one water service may supply tanks for more than one building, structure or tower.
  2. The tank shall be supplied from the City water main via a fill line. The fill line shall be sized to replenish the water in the tank at a rate equal to, or greater than, the required fire pump capacity. The file line bypass shall be provided around all fill lines with a shut off valve that is normally closed. Means shall be provided to flow test the automatic fill lines.
  3. The capacity of the tank shall be based on the required standpipe demand capacity for the duration as specified in Table 19.3.2.1 of NFPA 13-2016 edition or the requirements in Section 403.3.3 of the 2016 California Building Code, whichever is greater.
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