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RE: SPRINKLER LOAD

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When I worked in the metal building industry, we almost always used 3 psf collateral load.  The relatively small piping for typical runs can be covered by 1 psf, but when you get to the larger trunk lines, 3 psf is sometimes not enough.  And for the larger lines, individual attachment points can have very larges applied loads (large as in several hundred pounds), so I typically assume a sprinkler load for design, then back-check the framing once the final sprinkler layout is determined.  3 psf is probably a good starting point, but you need to consider the specific situation.

 

 

BDH

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Atwood [mailto:atwoodjason(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 11:28 AM
To: SEAINT(--nospam--at)SEAINT.ORG
Subject: SPRINKLER LOAD

 

HI:

 

WHAT'S A GOOD PSF VALUE TO USE SPRINKLERS? NOTE TYPE V 1 HOUR.

 

JASON


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