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A building, where protected by an automatic sprinkler system installation, shall be provided with sprinklers in all areas except where specific sections of this standard permit the omission of sprinklers.
When partial sprinkler systems are installed, the requirements of this standard shall be used insofar as they are applicable.
The authority having jurisdiction shall be consulted in each case.
The owner(s) of a building or structure where the fire sprinkler system is going to be installed or their authorized agent shall provide the sprinkler system installer with the following information prior to the layout and detailing of the fire sprinkler system [see Figure A.23.1(b)]:
  1. Intended use of the building including the materials within the building and the maximum height of any storage
  2. A preliminary plan of the building or structure along with the design concepts necessary to perform the layout and detail for the fire sprinkler system
  3. *Any special knowledge of the water supply, including known environmental conditions that might be responsible for corrosion, including microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
Additives or chemicals intended to stop leaks, such as sodium silicate or derivatives of sodium silicate, brine, or similar acting chemicals, shall not be used in sprinkler systems.
Where air is used to charge, maintain, or supervise sprinkler systems, nitrogen or other approved gas shall also be permitted to be used.
Sprinkler system components shall not be used to support nonsprinkler system components unless expressly permitted by this standard.