Sprinkler Protection System
The Building Code of Australia in Part E1 Fire Fighting Equipment in clause E1.5 Sprinklers, nominates when a sprinkler protection system is to be installed in a building. A sprinkler protection system is designed to suppress a fire and alert the fire brigade automatically. All building surveyors/ certifiers will nominate a sprinkler protection system in the essential safety measures determination/ schedule.
Building Code of Australia
Clause E1.5 which nominates when a sprinkler protection system is to be installed refers to specification E1.5 Fire Sprinkler Systems. Specification E1.5 requires fire sprinkler protection systems to comply with AS 2118.1-2006 Automatic fire sprinkler system – General systems.
The following illustration depicts the sprinkler protection system requirements for a warehouse building containing combustible storage.