The recently released edition of FPC/Fire Protection Contractor Magazine includes the article NFPA Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Storage authored by John Campbell, Vice President of International Services, Telgian Corporation. This is the third in a series of storage articles by Campbell for the publication and explores the official NFPA definition of miscellaneous storage. Miscellaneous store is defined as: “Storage that does not exceed 12′ in height, is incidental to another occupancy use group, does not constitute more than 10% of the building area or 4,000 ft2 of the sprinklered area, whichever is greater, does not exceed 1,000 ft2 in one pile or area, and is separated from other storage areas be at least 25′.” In addition, protection schemes for storage are discussed.
Campbell is uniquely qualified on this topic; his specialized expertise in the fire protection industry includes engineering and consulting services on a wide variety of projects before, during and after construction for a diverse array of sectors such as industrial, mercantile, government, and residential occupancies. In addition, he designs or recommends materials or equipment such as structural components protection, fire detection equipment, alarm systems, fire extinguishing devices and systems. Campbell also advises on location, handling, installation, and maintenance and consults on issues related to fire and building codes and national fire protection standards.
To read NFPA Chapter 13 Miscellaneous Storage in its entirety, please visit FPC/Fire Protection Contractor Magazine.
Telgian is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with regional offices across the nation, in Latin America and Canada. The company offers clients across a wide array of sectors a comprehensive roster of fire protection, security and life safety solutions. These innovative fire, security and life safety solutions include fire safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, fire protection engineering, security risk consulting and risk management, as well as consulting and engineering/design services which have kept our customers safe and compliant since 1985.
Telgian is comprised of two business units – Telgian Engineering & Consulting and Telgian Fire Safety – which together provide a single-source solution to customers in every sector, from commercial properties to government facilities, hospitality to higher education, plus retail, restaurant, and warehousing, among others.
Telgian Fire Safety’s (TFS) expertise includes Fire Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, Clean Agent Systems and Fire Alarm Monitoring.
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a worldwide provider of strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services.