1. #1
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Default Hydraulically Calculating Sprinkler Systems Piping?

    About hydraulically calculating sprinkler systems - mathematically, I understand how to calculate the hydraulics, but the question that I have is what are the most important variables or elements that dictate the size and type of piping, other than the pressure required? When installing a system, how do you know which piping size to use? Also, does anybody know if scheduled piping is still being used today?
    Last edited by FireScholar22; 04-26-2005 at 11:29 PM.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!


    The sprinkler design and installation company does all of the hydraulic calculations based on the water supply off the main and type of occupancy, which determines the type of system that will be required to meet code.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register